I am an associate producer for a true-crime documentary television show.
Communicating / Sharing Stories
Day to Day
I am in charge of planning the interviews we get for the show and later organizing them into how they will fit in the show. I do a lot of research on potential true-crime stories that should be featured and go through the approval process. Once approved, I have to reach out to the people involved in the story (police, prosecutors, friends and family of victims, etc.) to determine who is willing to be interviewed and all of the logistics behind that. It involves a lot of organizing!
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for college students
Working in film / television, you have to be sure that you love it. If you are fully invested in it, then the struggles are worth it. As a writer, you are only a writer if you write. Find a way to balance your enjoyment of what you are doing / creating and the work that surrounds it.
My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took: