When reporters don’t like a PR pro’s story idea, reporters can simply pretend to pitch the idea and blame the producers for not liking it. This is similar to husbands blaming their wives when telling a salesman “no.”
Producers are not afraid to come to work in jeans and ponytails, a stark contrast to reporters who walk in daily under a mound of make-up and Hollywood sunglasses.
Producers won’t hesitate to tell you which reporters popular with the public are actually quite lazy.
Managers often think producers are their allies, but producers sometimes mock managers even more than reporters.
Producers can actually move up in their industry for hard work, while reporters often must rely on whether they’re hot enough to turn on some middle-aged executive reviewing resumes in a corner office.
Producers are the first to know about free food and will save you some if you’re not a lazy reporter.
Producers aren’t afraid to laugh at their old anchors who constantly flirt with them.
Because they sit in the newsroom most of the day, they often have the best gossip, especially about managers, who like to pretend everything is amazing.
Producers will go bat s—t crazy on photographers who complain about stories simply because the assignments require them to set up live shots far from the station late in the day.
Producers who find good and reliable reporters aren’t afraid to let them try some off-the-wall story ideas that wouldn’t fly with managers who can’t see past crime and house fires.