What does a Production Coordinator do?

A production coordinator is responsible for ensuring quality assurance and the production team meets scheduled goals. This entails a range of oversight of work including planning, scheduling, directing and executing production activities for maximum performance of projects. Other duties include the development of cost-effective measures with the aim of achieving exceptional business practices. Typical job progression of this role involves adopting a managerial position or directorship.

Production coordinators typically require a bachelor's degree in business management or a related field as the minimum form of educational qualifications. In some instances, companies may accept certifications that act in place of a bachelor's degree. Employers often request prior experience working as a production coordinator or a related role in the industry and successful candidates often possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a strong familiarity with technical software.

  • Ensure quality assurance throughout the production process
  • Manage the production team so that scheduled goals are met
  • Plan, schedule, direct and execute production activities
  • Increase motivation and work efficiency by implementing reward systems
  • Develop cost-effective measurements to achieve exceptional business practices
  • Adapt to changes in the market and respond to customer demands
  • Maintain current knowledge on the market and industry trends
  • Conduct research to further understand competitors
  • Certifications may act in place of a bachelor's degree where applicable
  • Prior experience working as a production coordinator in the industry preferred
  • Strong understanding of industry market and conditions
  • Working knowledge of technical software that is specific to the industry
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Sharp business acumen and financial projection
  • High regard for quality assurance
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.2 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.2 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Production Coordinator Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹26,029 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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₹15T
Median: ₹26T
₹56T
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Production Coordinator Career Path

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World CopperSmithWorld CopperSmith
Production Coordinator
27 May 2021

“Management cares about the workflow of each department enough to implement change based on employee feedback.”

Jordache EnterprisesJordache Enterprises
Production Coordinator
11 Nov 2021

“Coworkers that are really friendly and great to work with.”

Capital OneCapital One
Principal Operations Production Coordinator
9 May 2021

“They do really value your work and also give you plenty of opportunities to grow.”

Dodger Stage Holding Theatricals
Production Coordinator
6 Jun 2021

“Only downside would be that most career growth is fostered out of the HQ in NY”

LucasfilmLucasfilm
Production Coordinator
16 Feb 2021

“There are great people and projects”

The Mill The Mill
Production Coordinator
30 Jul 2019

“You have the best employees but worst leadership.”

Vicarious VisionsVicarious Visions
Production Coordinator
11 Sep 2020

“I would consider a number of the people a work with to be close friends if not family.”

RedeTV!RedeTV!
Post Production Coordinator
18 Aug 2021

“Great environment to learn and grow within the broadcast career.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a production coordinator

When working as a production coordinator, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Excellent Communication, Microsoft Office Suite, Powerpoint, Microsoft Outlook and Attention To Detail.

The most similar professions to production coordinator are:
  • Coordinator
  • Operations Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Plant Manager

The most common qualifications to become a production coordinator is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.