Web Producer

25 Apr 2007 - 10:26am
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Mark Schraad
2006

This is an interesting perspective for job title and role. I have always thought of web design from an design firm perspective, with designers, sr designers, art directors and such. Some of my co-workers have come from an agency background and have similar take on roles and title. Of cource we all add in the UI and IA roles. What has surprised me recently is this role of Web Producer. For a long time I was not sure what that was. Now I am (guessing to some extent) thinking this is an art or creative director - but with hands on? Seem driven from the video production house perspective. Does this seem like an accurate take?

Mark

On Wednesday, April 25, 2007, at 10:12AM, "Judith" <judith at wechsler.com> wrote:
>> Wechsler is a leading design, marketing and interactive agency serving the
>> financial services industry.
>> We're looking for a multi-faceted web producer/project manager to guide
>> web projects from discovery to launch. The successful candidate is an
>> intelligent, creative individual with strong collaborative project
>> management and communication skills. An entrepreneurial and
>> problem-solving spirit can lead to responsibilities covering everything
>> from overall creative and interaction strategies to managing the testing
>> of the final deliverables. Experience in an interactive agency or
>> e-business team of a financial services company and a solid knowledge of
>> the financial industry is a big plus.
>> Key skills needed:
>> Experience directing multi-disciplinary web teams composed of employees,
>> freelancers and clients through development of web sites from gathering
>> client requirements to code delivery
>> Superior project management and communication skills
>> Client communication and management skills
>> Knowledge of all phases of client-side web design and development:
>> requirements, creative brief, information architecture, content
>> development, web design, html coding.
>> Experience writing and producing estimates, proposals, schedules, project
>> analysis and recommendations, creative review and status documents
>> Competency with project management and design tools such Word, Excel,
>> Adobe Creative Suite, MS Project/FastTrack, Visio/Omnigraffle
>> Understanding and interest in web design best practices, e.g. usability,
>> accessibility, web standards coding etc.
>> Experience analyzing and creating information architectures and IA
>> documentation a big plus

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25 Apr 2007 - 12:09pm
Josh
2006

Mark, it's an interesting topic. I've always considered Web Producers to be
a combination of Web Developer (not Web Designer) and Project Manager. Where
the Web Producer owns the HTML, CSS, JS, etc. along with the typical
Producer/Project Manager role of coordinating the web development. I think
the term "Producer" is largely a product of the entertainment industry. I've
also found that there seems to be a lot of cross-over between the titles of
Technical Project Manager, Producer, and Web Producer. Though the recent job
post you cited seems to include reference to typical Product Management
roles as well.

--
Josh Viney
EastMedia Group
http://www.eastmedia.com

25 Apr 2007 - 12:21pm
Dave Malouf
2005

I had the title Interactive Producer back in '98 and back then it
meant IA/IxD + project manager. We were the partners with the account
manager on a client facing gig. Today, when i see the role it is like
a project manager role for the most part. Sometimes w/ IA/Content
Writing functions.

-- dave

On 4/25/07, Josh Viney <jviney at gmail.com> wrote:
> Mark, it's an interesting topic. I've always considered Web Producers to be
> a combination of Web Developer (not Web Designer) and Project Manager. Where
> the Web Producer owns the HTML, CSS, JS, etc. along with the typical
> Producer/Project Manager role of coordinating the web development. I think
> the term "Producer" is largely a product of the entertainment industry. I've
> also found that there seems to be a lot of cross-over between the titles of
> Technical Project Manager, Producer, and Web Producer. Though the recent job
> post you cited seems to include reference to typical Product Management
> roles as well.
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> Josh Viney
> EastMedia Group
> http://www.eastmedia.com
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25 Apr 2007 - 12:28pm
Mark Schraad
2006

"Producer" has a high level connotation... but if the reality is "production" I would assume that is not applicable. It feels like a very slippery slope. I would be really bummed to anticipate being a "producer" and come in to find I had a production job.

On Wednesday, April 25, 2007, at 01:21PM, "David Malouf" <dave.ixd at gmail.com> wrote:
>I had the title Interactive Producer back in '98 and back then it
>meant IA/IxD + project manager. We were the partners with the account
>manager on a client facing gig. Today, when i see the role it is like
>a project manager role for the most part. Sometimes w/ IA/Content
>Writing functions.
>
>-- dave
>
>
>On 4/25/07, Josh Viney <jviney at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Mark, it's an interesting topic. I've always considered Web Producers to be
>> a combination of Web Developer (not Web Designer) and Project Manager. Where
>> the Web Producer owns the HTML, CSS, JS, etc. along with the typical
>> Producer/Project Manager role of coordinating the web development. I think
>> the term "Producer" is largely a product of the entertainment industry. I've
>> also found that there seems to be a lot of cross-over between the titles of
>> Technical Project Manager, Producer, and Web Producer. Though the recent job
>> post you cited seems to include reference to typical Product Management
>> roles as well.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Josh Viney
>> EastMedia Group
>> http://www.eastmedia.com
>> ________________________________________________________________
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