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Media and broadcasting

If you are interested in pursuing a career in media and broadcasting, work experience whether paid or unpaid is very useful and in many cases essential.

Post graduate pre-entry courses and graduate training schemes are popular routes into these sectors.

Click on each career below for links to publications and websites that provide further information on each career area. 

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Your next steps

  • Questions about your plans, talk to a member of our team.

How do I find jobs in radio?

  • Prospects – for a professional insight into the careers in this industry
  • Radio Today – advertises vacancies in the industry 
  • Radio Centre – offers insights into commercial radio and training opportunities in broadcasting
  • – advice and information for those looking to work in the UK radio industry
  • TARGETjobs graduate career information and vacancies
  • The Radio Academy – rounds up the latest news and events from the radio industry

How do I find jobs in television?

Blog: So, you want to break into the television industry?

Webinar - Award-winning underwater cinematographer and Blue Planet II cameraman Roger Munns discusses his career

  • ScreenSkills – UK sector skills council for creative media – comprehensive information and advice about careers in television 
  • Kays – contains news and a directory of production companies
  • KFTV – features an expansive directory of international production companies
  • Mama Youth Project – runs projects to equip 18–25 year olds with the skills to have a successful career in TV
  • Media Trust - Programmes for young people
  • Prospects – for a professional insight into the careers in this industry   
  • Royal Television Society: Getting inside the media – videos of a recent lecture series on getting inside the media with insights from industry professionals
  • StartinTV – register to post your CV on a database that programme makers use to find staff 
  • TARGETjobs graduate career information and vacancies
  • The Network – mentoring, job opportunities and introduction to the industry at Edinburgh International TV Festival
  • The Talent Manager – jobs site for the television industry
  • 4rfv – offers a database of TV production companies useful for those students wishing to research work experience opportunities  

How do I find jobs in film?


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Resources for all above careers

  • Broadcast – industry news, job vacancies and events diary 
  • Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies – local organisation in Nottingham offering courses
  • Creative CV Guide PDF file icon– download this guide for advice and CV examples for the creative industries including the media media
  • The Guardian - Media – articles, latest news and job vacancies
  • ScreenSkills – UK sector skills council for creative media – comprehensive information, and advice about careers in media and broadcasting. 
  • MediaCityUK –  directory of companies shows the huge range of companies operating in Manchester's MediaCityUK with many digital marketing companies.
  • Medianation – source of internships, training opportunities and funding for media careers

Recruitment agencies

In this sector it is often the case that specialist agencies handle vacancies for employers and you may have to use them to identify relevant opportunities. During our work with students who are job hunting in this sector, we have found the following sample to be useful: 

This list is not exhaustive and you can search for other agencies operating in this field by using the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) website.


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