The originator of this article is an online producer with the Seven Network. I will invite other online producers to help expand this page.
Tale 16:12, 28 September 2005 (UTC)
Edits by 126.96.36.199
I suspect the proposed merger with webmaster, along with citation tag and "poor quality article" reference were malicious actions by 188.8.131.52 as they occurred after I reverted that user's vandalism of Sydney gang rapes and Bilal Skaf. They would have come here via a link on my user page. See the admin comments from that time at User_talk:184.108.40.206. However, I have kept the citation tag on the article and it would be great if anyone can help improve it. Thanks. Tale 00:38, 9 September 2006 (UTC)
Proposed merge of Web producer
I have read the descriptions for both Online Producer as well as Web Producer. As a Web Producer myself, I see strong contrast in both areas. Although Web Producers are responsible for having knowledge of the technology being carried out by engineers as well as its possibilities or limitations, the main work of the Web Producer is to "keep things moving" efficiently, effectively, creatively and diplomatically. They must be able to be constantly re prioritizing throughout the day, keeping each project on time and flowing. They also have to have working knowledge of creative process and applications as well. All this plus SIA and content development....
What are your thoughts?Carrie Glassmeyer 17:15, 26 August 2007 (UTC)
- Agree with merge, though it may be a tough rewrite. I think online producer could be expanded and the definition broadened to include web producer. I don't think there's enough difference betweeen "web" and "online" to justify separate articles. I think the two articles as they stand represent different perspectives. Online producer describes the job more from the perspective of delivering traditional media content online, while web producer is more to do with delivering a pure online product. I think they could meet in the middle. Tale 12:14, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
Merge of Web Producer & Online Producer
As a web producer I agree that Due to the two being fundamentally the same thing, the two articles should be merged. Online Producers who produce content have a different skill set than those Online Producers who actually lead the functional design,development and delivery of an overall website. The two articles should be merged with subsections pertaining to different types of online producers Transcendz 04:43, 8 September 2007 (UTC)
Position Description Web Producer
A Web Producer (as the name states) coordinates and oversees production for Web/Online related initiatives. This doesn't merely mean managing a website. The area's of responsibilities clearly differ to those of a web master.
purpose: The Webproducer will be focused on defining innovative and highly effective interactive internet strategy for online communication platforms. This position manages internet efforts, oversees the planning and usability of all external websites and communities, provide oversight from an development perspective in order to maintain knowledge on the online content management system, forums, blogs, wikis, document libraries, image libraries, personal pages and news processes, the execution of collaboration plans, and increase knowledge-sharing awareness between colleagues, customers and partners.
full areas of responsibility and measurement criteria: Responsible for day-to-day maintenance of a global website Coordinate with Content Editors to ensure updated information presented on global website and micro sites Coordinate troubleshooting of technical problems. Coordinate and monitor the production of web implementation projects for business initiatives including the e-campaigns and social media. Support the production and development of applications and visuals.
partial areas of responsibility and measurement criteria: Coordinate with Information Manager and E-commerce Managers the management of consumer data and profiles. Coordinate webhosting and domain management Collaborates closely and partners with other disciplines/capabilities including Marketing, Project Management and Developers to define differentiating yet actionable strategies and assure that knowledge sharing is growing. Ensure the integrity of the online systems and information through implementation and maintenance of established system management practices, processes and controls Keep current with the latest e-commerce trends and technology to keep site competitive in the online world.
supporting areas of responsibility and measurement criteria Coordinate and monitor the optimization of online statistics, contribute to meaningful statistical reporting. Assist to develop global strategy and online experiences that meet and exceed business objectives
supervisor’s title Web Development Manager
Discussion on article statements
I opt to modify the following statements: An online producer oversees the making of content for websites. Online producers are sometimes called content producers or online editors. An online producer oversees the production of online initiatives. A content manager, web content writer, online editors or content producers oversee making of content for websites.
The online producer's responsibility is usually to create, edit and arrange the text, video, audio, images and other materials that may be included on a website. Online producers define and maintain the character of a website, as opposed to running it from a technical standpoint. Create, edit and arrange the text, video, audio, images and other materials is normally the task of a web designer. An Online producer coordinates the production of these assets with webdesigners or other creatives.
Many online producers have a background in journalism, or continue to work in journalism as online producers. For example, in radio or television, an online producer may work closely with an executive producer to meet a broadcast show's online needs. I think the term producer is often confused with editor or writer. Content editing, writing and content management is one element in a production process, which an online producer oversees.
Clarifying online and Web
As a Web producer with 10 years experience, I support the notion that Online Producer should replace Web Producer.
When the World Wide Web was the primary online medium, the term Web producer made sense. Now that non-Web experiences are being produced online, I recommend that the term Online Producer replace Web producer throughout the article, with the clarification that a Web experience is wholly-contained within the definition of Online.