There’s some interesting media events and opportunities out there at the moment so thought I’d whip up a quick blog post to highlight just a few of them.
Want to get into TV? This paid graduate TV Researcher Internship could be exactly what you’re looking for – “Princess Productions and Shine TV are collaborating to find creative, enthusiastic and talented people who want to break into the exciting world of television. If you’re bursting with ideas for the next big quiz show, passionate about story telling, or just want to be a part of creating innovative, popular, award winning programming, then this paid internship with two of the UK’s biggest independent production companies could be exactly what you’re looking for!” Find out more HERE
Is journalism your thing? Take a look at this paid 6-week graduate internship opportunity with Thomson Reuters. You’ll be given training and support in writing skills, journalism ethics, and basic financial knowledge.and be able to take advantage of other training opportunities during the summer. Interns who excel may be considered for other opportunities, including the Reuters Journalism Trainee Programme or junior reporting roles.
How about sports journalism? Soccer International Ltd are looking for part-time online writers to provide news, information and analysis on various leagues around the world. This is an opportunity to get work published and, being part-time, could fit in quite nicely around your studies. Log into CareersLink and search for vacancy i.d. 19009
Maybe you’re more interested in production? Channel 4’s Production Trainee Scheme is open for applications. Look HERE for more info. They’re looking for trainee researchers, trainee production co-ordinators and trainee junior developers. You also get full-time mentoring, and training at Channel 4.
Fancy some volunteering? Forever Manchester need content writers to visit community groups and produce case studies to be published on websites, in impact reports, flyers and possibly in the press! You need to be able to write creatively and positively and photography skills are an added bonus! Log-in to CareersLink and search for vacancy i.d. 18497
Hope something here has caught your eye and demonstrated that there’s a real range of opportunities out there. Don’t forget to follow our Twitter account @mcrmediaclub where we post as many useful links as we can.
Two years after graduating with a degree in Politics from University of Salford I found myself still there, working in the library. I re-shelved books, got involved with projects and helped with student enquiries. Forced out in the big wide world when my project funding was cut I started temping as a Clerical Assistant in the HR Department of an engineering company. Demonstrating that I was enthusiastic and prepared to get stuck into anything thrown at me, saw a 12 week temp placement become a 2 year job full of opportunities. I learned employment law, how to recruit and even got involved in setting up a new business site in Dublin. Realising I wanted to develop my career in HR I found a role at University of Manchester initially as a Recruitment Assistant and then, in order to undertake a wider variety of tasks, as HR Assistant. I discovered a talent for training and jumped at the opportunity to undertake a placement in the Staff Training Unit to develop these skills. After 9 years in HR and training roles, the post of Careers Consultant seemed the perfect mix of using my HR/Recruitment experience and my interest in learning and development activities to support students as they find their own way into the world of work.