The producer oversees all aspects of a production. They create a set of goals, develop a schedule for the production and work with all the different crew members involved in the production to ensure that they know what the schedule is and have what they need to make it happen.
In the studio they work with videographers to help select and set up shots and lighting.
They work with the audio staff to design the overall sound design for a show.
They work with the people in front of the camera, also called the talent, making sure they are comfortable and know what is going on for the show.
If there is a script for the talent, the producer will go over it with them ahead of time as well.
Studio productions also require working with a technical director who works with the camera operators and determines which shots to use on air.
Sometimes producers get to go to a location, such as for a documentary. This type of production usually involves a much smaller crew than in the studio – often just a videographer and an audio engineer.
For these types of productions, the producer watches all the footage that was shot. They read over the transcripts of what was said in interviews, and create a script to give to the editor.
The producer will then work with an editor and audio technician to create the final production.