The University of Manchester’s Media Club blog now has a new home manunicareersblog.com So, if you’ve enjoyed keeping up with the latest news that comes our way, make sure you visit us at our new site! We look forward to seeing you there!
“You have well and truly inspired me and I can’t wait to get started – thanks for reinforcing my decision to become a journalist. I would recommend these workshops as a first stop for anyone considering their options” – Stephanie Ward, workshop attendee.
Aspiring reporters interested in a career in newspapers, magazines, online or broadcast can enrol for a free journalism workshop staged at the newsroom of national press agency News Associates.
This practical three-hour session will get you working on your own stories and there will be a chance to meet News Associates tutors, reporters and editors. Each attendee will get individual feedback and time will also be set aside for career advice.
There are a number of sessions being held between now and February 2013. For more details log into Careers Link and search for Journalism in the Events section. Please note that these sessions are being held in different locations so please check the location of your preferred date is convenient before signing up.
HotchPotch Manchester is a monthly multi-media event organised to promote the most diverse talents.
There has been a great interest in their Short Film Corner, and many requests from filmmakers, so they have created an opportunity to show their fabulous possibilities & skills, and win fantastic prizes!
For more information go to: http://manchester.hotchpotchevents.com/membership.html
Love writing, keen to volunteer and contribute to a new music website, then read the info below from Beatwolf…
Beatwolf is a Manchester based online magazine featuring a healthy mix of music enthusiasm and opinion bordering on irreverence.
We are looking for volunteers to contribute to our website!
Beatwolf.com has been live for about 7 months, since the launch we have also built a radio station www.beatwolfradio.com which is run by Mike Joyce from The Smiths and a number of great DJs from hacienda DJ’s to Phil Beckett – The Stone Roses DJ.
The website and the radio station are currently giving two different messages (the radio is cool, current, underground etc. and the site is very mainstream and gossip orientated) recently we decided to make them more alike meaning we are giving the site a major personality transplant.
Instead of celebrity gossip etc., we will be producing content which is edgy and up to date. We want our readers to be entertained and engaged with the world of music.
In order for this to happen we want our family to grow. We are looking to give new contributors a platform to be free (just like our DJ’s) to have the opportunity to write about anything music related including reviews of the good bad and the ugly – with no restrictions!
If you would like to get involved you will be joining a team that includes Mike Joyce From The Smiths and Bez from The Happy Mondays- and a host of other interesting music professionals!
Beatwolf’s aim is to entertain, educate, shock and offend.
All we ask is for your commitment and enthusiasm as a reviewer or columnist.
If you are interested please send a piece of your work to Stacie Malone-Lloyd (Editorial Assistant) at Stacie@beatwolf.com
This is a fantastic opportunity to work on one of the biggest shows on UK television. You’ll work closely with the stars of the show and with the production team. You’ll have the chance to get valuable work experience, learn about production and network with colleagues. Too good to be true? For once it isn’t!
”As Cast Liaison Assistant you will work closely with cast, production and editorial, providing a comprehensive cast liaison service. You will co-ordinate both work related and personal matters that may affect the filming schedule, this includes holidays and medical appointments. Managing and logging the cast calendar and contract dates, you will support in booking accommodation and travel. We will look to you to allocate and maintain dressing rooms and keep the cast up to date with their forthcoming storylines. Liaising with cast and agencies with regards to appearances, you will also work collaboratively with the Press Office regarding press launches, press trips, photo-shoots and award ceremonies.
Our Cast Liaison Assistant will have strong administration and interpersonal skills, ideally developed within a production background. In this fast paced and highly pressurised environment, you will be quick thinking and adaptable to ever changing priorities. You must be a team player with the ability to work autonomously and be able to adopt varying communicative styles when dealing a variety of different personalities. You will be confident in interpreting and analysing statistical data and you will be competent in Microsoft packages. You will generate creative solutions to challenges with ease. Due to the very nature of this role, confidentiality and discretion are a must. The demanding hours when working in Production, mean that flexibility with working hours is essential.”
If you’re up for the challenge, in a role where no two days are ever the same, apply now! Closing date is 19th August.
BEGINNERS STAND UP COMEDY WORKSHOP
DO YOU FANCY TRYING STAND UP COMEDY?
HAS A FEAR OF PERFORMANCE & NERVES HELD YOU BACK FROM TRYING?
THE BBC New Comedy Award 2012 will be running a series of 1 day stand-up workshops ALONGSIDE HEATS FOR THIS YEARS’ TALENT SEARCH.
AIMED AT ABSOLUTE COMEDY beginners, THE DAY WILL BE led by experienced stand-up tutors and will offer A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN THE ART OF STAND-UP COMEDY AND FIND OUT WHAT IT TAKES TO BE FUNNY.
You’ll get a taste of what’s involved in putting together a stand-up routine – from GENERATING IDEAS & developing material, to performing TIPS – and we’ll film* the resulting performance at the end of the day and offer feedback.
If nerves have been holding you back or you just fancy trying something new and fun – this is a chance not to be missed!
the WORKSHOP WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER – all day
PLACES ARE LIMITED AND PARTICIPANTS MUST BE LOCAL
TO the MANCHESTER AREA & aged 18+
FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO APPLY GO TO: www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/comedy – and click ‘Workshops’
*FILMING IS OPTIONAL AND NOT FOR BROADCAST
We’ve got some great opportunities with Red Army Media for University of Manchester students and new graduates.
There are 10 summer internship positions available for aspiring Journalists with Red Army Media. These will start this month with the possibility for ongoing work afterwards on a part time basis. There’s also a paid MGIP – Manchester Graduate Internship Programme – opportunity that new University of Manchester graduates can apply for.
You are advised to apply early before the closing date as the company will be checking daily on the number of applications they have received. Go to Careers Link which you’ll find on www.manchester.ac.uk/careers or via this direct link https://www.myinterfase.com/manchester/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fmanchester%2fstudent%2f
Then look for Ref: 14089 for the part-time Journalist –student internships with Red Army Media and Ref 14088 for the MGIP – Manchester Graduate Internship Programme opportunity for University of Manchester new graduates.
News about a volunteering opportunity with the Manchester Media & Creative Academy (MCMA)
We’re looking for some media/IT/graphic design student volunteers to run a short project at the Manchester Media & Creative Academy (MCMA), to be supported by the university’s Volunteering Team.
Here’s a snippet about the project:
For the digital group, the sort of activities suggested are: the making of 4 min (max) films and animations on topics either decided by the student volunteers or the pupils. After that, volunteers will help pupils to create an MCMA literacy/numeracy game in Flash or appropriate software. Something like Granny’s Garden. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt2J5dLZNRQ) or loosely based around some of the Nintendo DS handheld games. All of the above is open to suggestions – basically, working with digital media the school wants the children to produce something.
The volunteering would involve:
- a visit to the school to meet the enrichment officer and learn more about the project.
- 2 week to plan and design your workshops
- running afternoon workshops at the school over the next 2-4 weeks (however long you need). The workshops should be very hands-on with students producing a film and a game.
Dates are flexible, but we would like to run it some time between September and December. Read more…
If you are interested in a PAID internship in Manchester working with a Penguin published Author on PR, marketing and setting up book tours go onto careers link http://www.careers.manchester.ac.uk/careerslink/ and look for Job ref 13939 where you’ll find full details. The closing date is this Friday 27 July.
The intern will arrange events and build online communities ahead of the author’s book launch in US & Canada this summer. Projects include an online book tour, contacting US bloggers, US & Canada press, podcasts. The author is looking for candidates with a passion for publishing and potential in digital media. It’s a great opportunity to build on a CV with measurable results and evidence of work.
Hours are flexible and would involve working from a central Manchester office.
A training allowance of up to £1,000 is payable to cover working part-time for two months.
Please note that the training allowance is only available to full time undergraduate students at the University of Manchester not in their final year of study
BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Award 2012
BBC Radio 2 presenter Steve Wright launched the BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Award 2012 in May 2012.
The competition searches for the best stand-up talent in the UK. With previous finalists including Alan Carr, Sarah Millican and Marcus Brigstocke, the competition will be focused on finding the freshest talent while helping aspiring comics launch their careers.
In the next couple of months there will be eight regional heats and the search will culminate in a live hour-long final at the Grand Theatre in Blackpool hosted by Patrick Kielty on November 12th. As well as performances from the six finalists, the event will include live music and stand-up from one of the esteemed previous winners of the award.
This year the BBC will also be facilitating Learning Workshops in each of the eight cities that are hosting the heats, working closely with local communities to engage those who are interested in comedy and performance. The workshops will give them the opportunity to learn and develop; have a go themselves; and take away transferable skills.
And that’s not all… BBC Comedy is also offering local students the opportunity to gain amazing work experience placements. They’re looking for enthusiastic, confident and professional individuals to help with the workshops, heats and the live final. You’ll have an interest in comedy and an ambition to work in production/live events. You’ll be able to remain calm under pressure, have a flexible attitude and a positive outlook with the ability to engage with a wide range of people (covering members of the public, production team and talent). Read more…