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Getting a Job in theTelevision IndustrySarah Holmes
Working in the TV Industry Wide range of rolesavailable Industry is looking forindividuals who are multi-skilled It is ...
Dream JobsWhat is your dreamjob in the mediaindustry?Do you know how you would get a job like this?
Industry Roles Within the industry most roles fall into twocategoriesTechnicalProduction RolesCreative /Management RolesE...
Career Pathways Career progression is through three main routes Below are the most common pathways to the different area...
Career Pathways Career progression is through three main routes Below are the most common pathways to the different area...
Career PathwaysLevel 3 Media QualificationStarting in the industryat entry level andworking your way up‘the ranks’Case Stu...
Career PathwaysLevel 3 Media QualificationA further vocationalcourse e.g. an HNDor an apprenticeshipCase StudyDishad Hussa...
Career Pathways These are not the only pathways into the industryand people take a variety of routes. Essentially, you n...
Skills Shortages Often the way to make yourself employableis to identify areas where there is ashortage of skills You ca...
Top Tips Write a concise CV and keep thisregularly updated Investigate apprenticeship or internopportunities Whenever y...
Useful Links Skillset have some excellent informationabout the job roles within the TV industryhere: Skillset Job Profile...
Activity The activity sheet provided is designed tohelp you identify what kind of role may bemost suited to you It is ju...
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  1. 1. Getting a Job in theTelevision IndustrySarah Holmes
  2. 2. Working in the TV Industry Wide range of rolesavailable Industry is looking forindividuals who are multi-skilled It is a competitive industry ‘Walking the walk andtalking the talk’ Networking You need to stand out –have a USP!
  3. 3. Dream JobsWhat is your dreamjob in the mediaindustry?Do you know how you would get a job like this?
  4. 4. Industry Roles Within the industry most roles fall into twocategoriesTechnicalProduction RolesCreative /Management RolesExamples:Camera OperatorSound SupervisorLighting EngineerOffline EditorVision MixerExamples:DirectorProducerFloor ManagerScreenwriterEditorProduction SupportRolesExamples:Wardrobe AssistantProduction CoordinatorSafety OfficerPress Liaison OfficerAssistant Editor
  5. 5. Career Pathways Career progression is through three main routes Below are the most common pathways to the different areas of theindustryLevel 3 Media QualificationTechnicalProduction RolesCreative /Management RolesProduction SupportRolesStarting in the industryat entry level andworking your way up‘the ranks’A higher educationdegree course e.g. BA(Hons) TelevisionProductionA further vocationalcourse e.g. an HNDor an apprenticeship& entry level roles
  6. 6. Career Pathways Career progression is through three main routes Below are the most common pathways to the different areas of theindustryLevel 3 Media QualificationCreative /Management RolesA higher educationdegree course e.g. BA(Hons) TelevisionProductionCase StudyIan Mander – Assistant Editor• Began work in the building industry afterleaving school• Retrained at college as a mature learner– doing a BTEC L3 in Media and then aBA (Hons) at Bournemouth University• First step on a career path to EditorVideo Link
  7. 7. Career PathwaysLevel 3 Media QualificationStarting in the industryat entry level andworking your way up‘the ranks’Case StudyCathy WhitlaPost Production / Assistant Editor• Started a degree, but didn’t enjoy it• After working for a while, took a drop inpay to join a BBC Training Scheme• Working her way up ‘through the ranks’having started with minimum skillsVideo LinkProduction SupportRoles
  8. 8. Career PathwaysLevel 3 Media QualificationA further vocationalcourse e.g. an HNDor an apprenticeshipCase StudyDishad Hussain – Writer / CameraOperator• Studied science at University, butwent to Film School to complete anHND afterwards• Supports own projects by workingas a Camera Operator for otherprojectsVideo LinkTechnicalProduction Roles
  9. 9. Career Pathways These are not the only pathways into the industryand people take a variety of routes. Essentially, you need to focus on Equipping yourself with the skills you need Ensuring you have the qualifications you may need Experience is key – investigate any opportunitiesyou can get to have experience in the industry. Send your CV to production companies and offeryour time for free Investigate internship or work experienceplacements
  10. 10. Skills Shortages Often the way to make yourself employableis to identify areas where there is ashortage of skills You can find out from organisations such asSkillset, who are the Sector Skills Councilfor Media what this might be. Skillset are currently producing their reporton the sector (they do this every 3 years)but you could refer to the 2009 report now You can find out more about the Skillsetsector reports at:www.creativeskillset.org/research/activity/census/
  11. 11. Top Tips Write a concise CV and keep thisregularly updated Investigate apprenticeship or internopportunities Whenever you have contact withthose in the industry, network withthem Grasp opportunities for experience inthe industry wherever they occur Investigate current skills shortages inthe industry and make yourself asuseful to employers as possible
  12. 12. Useful Links Skillset have some excellent informationabout the job roles within the TV industryhere: Skillset Job Profiles The BBC has several new apprenticeshipprogrammes on offer BBC Apprenticeships UCAS has a full list of the Higher Educationopportunities available in the UK including acourse search UCAS Course Search icould is a great resource for career planning,with case studies and guidance for a widerange of career pathways icould.com
  13. 13. Activity The activity sheet provided is designed tohelp you identify what kind of role may bemost suited to you It is just for fun, but could provide somefood for thought when considering yourcareer path Answer each question carefully and thenuse the key at the bottom of the sheet towork out what this may say about the jobroles that could suit you.

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