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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. 

Your next steps

Watch our video on portfolio interviews (Winning Moves)

 

Radio

 

Television

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

Webinar - Award-winning underwater cinematographer and Blue Planet II cameraman Roger Munns (Mathematics, 1996) took us beneath the surface as he revealed what it’s like to work beneath the waves. He briefly also talks about how he got in this career area and the qualities that you need to demonstrate to build your career path.

  • Creative Skillset – UK sector skills council for creative media – comprehensive information and advice about careers in  television 
  • The Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival (GEITF) – runs two talent schemes, The Network and Ones to Watch which aim to help individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds to learn about and gain experience of the TV industry 
  • 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
  • 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
  • Transforming Hidden Talent Programme – opportunities for under 25s in Birmingham, London and Manchester
  • 4rfv – offers a database of TV production companies useful for those students wishing to research work experience opportunities  
 
Film
 

Resources for all above 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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