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Edinburgh International Festival – reviewers (unpaid)

ThreeWeeks is a publication devoted to covering as much of the Edinburgh International Festival’s output as possible and is running a media skills training programme for aspiring writers and artists.  Those who volunteer get the opportunity to see a huge number of show,  experience writing reviews to a tight deadline and receiving training and ongoing support.  This could be great experience for aspring journalists.  Full details are on careerslink https://www.myinterfase.com/manchester/job_view.aspx?token=L1UaaiIS5qCcYEsIkkqTFg%3d%3d

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RTS Talk by Nick Robinson, Political Editor, BBC, Tues 29 May

The Royal Television Society Brian Redhead Lecture is being given by the BBC’s Political Editor, Nick Robinson this Tuesday, 6.45pm at the BBC’s Quay House, MediaCityUK.  Tickets are limited and can be requested by emailing Rachel Pinkney rachelpinkney@yahoo.co.uk

 

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Sheffield Documentary Festival – 13-17 June

Sheffield’s just a short coach journey away and home to the well established Sheffield Documentary Festival run in association with mediaguardian.  If you’re interested in documentary film making, this is a great way to develop your appreciation and understanding of the genre and could be a chance  to meet some helpful and interesting people.  Full details are at www.sheffdocfest.com

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The Assistant Production Account Training Scheme – Skillset

I spotted this in Saturday’s Guardian:

The Assistant Production Accountant Training Scheme – applications now open to new entrants seeking to become freelance Asst Production Accountants.  Funded by the Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund and the UK feature film industry, six selected trainees will undertake a ten month programme of short courses and attachments to feature films and television dramas.  Successful candidates will receive a tax-free training allowance of £300 per week.  Full details, including an application pack, are at http://www.productionguild.com/training/new-entrant-training

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Channel 4 is advertising two new internships – see posts below

Advertising Research & Development Intern

Job Summary

Reference RI0048
Location London, Horseferry Road
Salary £20,000 per annum 
Hours 37 per week
Closing Date 27 May 2012 at Midnight

Channel 4 Internships, what are they all about?

At Channel 4, we’ve always liked doing thing a bit differently. Creativity and innovation have got us where we are after all. So when it comes to helping people break into our industry, we like to take a fresh approach too. We like to encourage new voices and fresh perspectives. We like to recognise and nurture potential, whatever that person’s background, age and qualifications.

It’s about passion. Your passion and determination to explore what you could achieve – and build your future in this exciting and fast-evolving industry.

What can I expect?

You’ll spend up to 12 months working in one particular business area of Channel 4, getting involved in all aspects of that department’s work, finding out what makes it tick and the part it plays in Channel 4 as a whole. There’ll be specific projects and assignments to get stuck into as well. We’ll support you to quickly build your skills and knowledge – and you’ll receive £20,000 per annum too.

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for people who’ll recognise the potential of these opportunities and grab it with both hands. You’d definitely need to be a strong communicator with a passion for research – someone who’s happy to talk to people at all levels both internally and externally. You’ll also be keen to learn, but on top of that, you must be prepared to work hard and muck in with whatever needs doing to keep the department running smoothly.

The department

Channel 4’s Advertising Research & Development (AR&D) team sits within the newly created Audience Technologies & Insights department. ATI encompasses all the audience facing touch points of the organisation; Research & Insight, Data Analytics and Viewer Relationship Management. The ambition of the department is to help C4’s core business model survive & thrive in a connected landscape by:
Having a deeper relationship with our viewers than any other broadcaster.
Understanding our viewers even better: what they like & what they do.
Gaining commercial advantage by using these relationships, supported by data and insight, to deliver superior innovation to viewers and advertisers.

The AR&D team use research and data to support Channel 4’s commercial model. We do this through thought leadership research into key target audiences, proving advertising effectiveness, and advertising development and innovation.

The job

The Intern will assist members of the Advertising Research & Development team with various audience research projects.  They will also complete and circulate several regular reports and will respond to ad hoc requests for audience data.

What will I be doing?

  • Preparing regular reports on audience figures and advertising spends
  • Using industry research tools (BARB, TGI, Comscore, Ad Dynamix) to demonstrate the value of advertising across all Channel 4 Sales
  • Assisting other members of the department with audience research projects including social media monitoring
  • Creating presentations / slides using research data
  • Liaising with other members of AR&D on all relevant aspects of the role to ensure shared understanding of findings
  • Providing audience data for the external Channel 4 Sales website (www.channel4sales.com) and internal  R&I website

 http://jobs.channel4.com/pages/job_search_view.aspx?jobId=2293&JobIndex=2&&PageIndex=1&Number=4

 

 

Please complete this online application process. When you have completed each page please tick the box at the bottom. Only when all pages are completed and boxes ticked will the submit button appear at the end of the application. Once submitted you can return and edit your application up until the closing date of this internship.

 

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Channel 4 internships

Internships at Channel 4 – see info below:

Content Research Intern

Job Summary

Reference RI0047
Location London, Horseferry Road
Salary £20,000 per annum 
Hours 37 per week
Closing Date 27 May 2012 at Midnight

Channel 4 Internships, what are they all about?

At Channel 4, we’ve always liked doing thing a bit differently. Creativity and innovation have got us where we are after all. So when it comes to helping people break into our industry, we like to take a fresh approach too. We like to encourage new voices and fresh perspectives. We like to recognise and nurture potential, whatever that person’s background, age and qualifications.

It’s about passion. Your passion and determination to explore what you could achieve – and build your future in this exciting and fast-evolving industry.

What can I expect?

You’ll spend up to 12 months working in one particular business area of Channel 4, getting involved in all aspects of that department’s work, finding out what makes it tick and the part it plays in Channel 4 as a whole. There’ll be specific projects and assignments to get stuck into as well. We’ll support you to quickly build your skills and knowledge – and you’ll receive £20,000 per annum too.

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for people who’ll recognise the potential of these opportunities and grab it with both hands. You’d definitely need to be a strong communicator with a passion for research – someone who’s happy to talk to people at all levels both internally and externally. You’ll also be keen to learn, but on top of that, you must be prepared to work hard and muck in with whatever needs doing to keep the department running smoothly.
The department

Channel 4’s Content Research & Insight Team sits within the newly created Audience Technologies & Insights department. ATI encompasses all the audience facing touch points of the organisation; Research & Insight, Data Analytics and Viewer Relationship Management. The ambition of the ATI department is to help C4’s core business model survive & thrive in a connected landscape by:

  • Having a deeper relationship with our viewers than any other broadcaster;
  • Understanding our viewers even better: what they like & what they do;
  • And so gaining commercial advantage by using these relationships, supported by data and insight, to deliver superior innovation to viewers and advertisers

The Content Research & Insight Team ensure the audience is at the heart of all of Channel 4’s activities by being fully integrated into Channel 4’s strategic planning and development. It also plays a key part in the organisation’s activities across all aspects of the business – programming, channels, new media, marketing, PR, advertising sales and new business development. Read more…

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Don’t miss out on some great opportunities with ITV – but be quick!

ITV are currently recruiting for a range of opportunities including creative production based in London, Manchester and Leeds – deadline this Friday.  Check this and other opportunities out at  http://itvjobs.com/graduates/your-options

 

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More Magazine

Ever read “More” magazine?  If not, and you’re interested in winning a two week internship, now’s the time to buy a copy.   This could be a good opportunity for anyone wanting to work in magazines. You need to hurry though as the deadline is 11th May.  Full details are at http://email.suite26.net/v/b-52808/HTML/acc381a2ae02942c3530b57502fa52b5

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Nottingham Forest FC – Assistant Journalist postion

We’ve spotted a great opportunity for football enthusiasts, an Assistant Journalist Position with Nottingham Forest FC – £16k per annum.  They’re looking for someone with a genuine passion for football and sport in general and an ability to develop their skills in an ever-changing media environemnt.  Responsibilities will include generating and writing copy for the club’s offical website and match-dayprogramme and generating material for the club’s online TV service. 

Full details are at http://www.nottinghamforest.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10308~2756834,00.html

The closing date is Friday May 18th and you’ll need to send your CV, covering letter and a 400 word article reviewing Nottingham Forest’s 2011-12 season (in a style suitable for publication inthe club’s matchday programme)

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BBC Production Management Training Scheme

Interested in working in broadcasting?  Then don’t miss out on the BBC’s Production Management Training Scheme.

It’s a Fixed Term Contract for 18 months and the closing date is 28 May and full details can be found at:

 
As it says on the website “The Production Management Trainee Scheme is the BBC’s fast track traineeship for people who want to develop their careers in the broadcast production management community. Run by the BBC Academy, with the aid of partners in various BBC divisions and across the wider broadcast industry, the aim of the scheme is to develop a talented pan-BBC production management community, able to adapt to the changing media environment.”
 
If you want to read up on this role, go to the Skillset site:  http://www.creativeskillset.org/tv/jobs/production/
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