Progression routes are very important in order to ensure that you get to where you want to end up. Decisions must be made, but in order to make them, a few things need to be taken into consideration. When finding out more about getting into the industry, will need to research job roles, typical employers, future trends, case studies and look at plenty of useful links. Here are some useful links and resources to help you with making some informative decisions.
Please read this Cornerhouse link about wanting to work in broadcast, in order to get started
Job roles: There are plenty of roles one can play within the media sector, browse through the varrious roles that exist on the creative skillset site to develop a better understanding of the attributes and skills required to successfully get one of these jobs.
Career Stories: Browse through various real life industry stories on the creative skillet site to get a better understanding of the various roles and job opportunities available in the media industry.
Television: From self shooting drama to live multi camera events – work in TV covers many areas and offers many opportunities and challenges, both technical and creative. Find out more in our guide to TV production for all levels in the industry
Radio: Researching, writing, recording and editing – we look at the skills required to make engaging radio and hear from producers in music, speech, factual and comedy about what it takes to work in radio
Online: Our online section offers tips and guidance from producers and programme makers working across platforms and exploring new ideas and formats across the whole digital spectrum.
Work in Broadacst: Whether you want to be a BBC Trainee, get your first freelance gig or take the next step on a long career path, Work in Broadcast will help you make it in the media
Job Hunting: Jobs in media are fiercely contested and rarely permanent but that doesn’t mean you need ever be out of work. This section guides you through starting out and furthering your career in TV, radio and online
Journalism: The College of Journalism oversees training for BBC News staff. This website focuses on best practice in core skills, offers an overview of specialist areas, legal and ethical issues, and a style guide. It’s a site about BBC journalism
Getting a job in Journalism: The first thing to remember when trying to land a job at the BBC is that competition is fierce. It doesn’t matter whether you are looking for your first job in the BBC or building a career within it. In this section of the College of Journalism website, the former director of the college, Jonathan Baker, offers useful tips and strategies, while Julian Joyce, manager of the Journalism Trainee Scheme, explains how candidates trying to get their first break can stand out
Below are a range of useful website to research and help you undestand the range of jobs available in the sector
Skillset – Use this link to look at the many different job profiles in the industry.
UCAS – Search UCAS for the right course for you and read the course description carefully
Target Jobs – A career in publishing and the media Sector information
Direct.gov.uk – Next step – Television Production Runners
Creative Alliance – Enabling talent to get into and get on in the creative and cultural industries
Futures: The work that needs to be completed.
- Individual Target Setting
- Representation/Body Image
- Kony analysis
- Dreams and Hopes Video
- Channel 4 visit
- Wilde Imaginings
- SWOT Analysis
- How to promote yourself/safety
- Developing your USP
- CV writing
- Question Time
- Your next steps/Uni