Archive for April, 2012

Fantastic opportunity to write for Channel 4’s Hollyoaks

Just been told about an opportunity to write for Channel 4’s Hollyoaks below:

“HOLLYOAKS is now looking for a number of Storyline Writers to join the existing Story Department and, as we are recruiting at different levels, professional experience isn’t essential! But you do need to live, breathe and eat storytelling – your passion counts for everything!”  Full details are on the Lime Pictures website

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ITV – great new opportunities for new graduates

ITV have just put out details of a new traineeship and other opportunities that will interest those with a genuine interest in working in commercial television.  Full details are in these two weblinks:

Don’t miss these great opportunities!

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Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to design the Mancunion,the University of Manchester’s student newspaper

Fancy designing the Mancunion next year?

 The Mancunion is looking for students with an interest in graphic design to play a vital role next year by designing the pages of the paper.

 If you have a flair for design and would like to join the next year’s team they want to hear from you!

 Not only will it be a great addition to your CV, it will be a great experience, helping to put together one of the largest student newspapers in the country.

 Whilst it would be ideal for people with experience using Adobe InDesign, those without any knowledge of the software are also welcome as training will be provided.

 Please be aware that as training is provided you would be expected to make an ongoing commitment to this over the course of the term.

 Students from the University of Salford, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester are invited to get in touch.

 In order to be eligible for this opportunity all they are asking is that you will be a student next academic year.

 If you would like to get involved drop them an email at

 They’re looking forward to working with you next year!

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Creative Access

SEO is delighted to announce the launch of Creative Access, a ground breaking partnership with leading firms in ALL of the major creative industries to provide ethnic minority students with access to internships and graduate careers in FILM, ADVERTISING, PERFORMING ARTS, PUBLISHING, JOURNALISM, TV and RADIO.  The scheme is being sponsored by the CEOs of many of the UK’s leaders in these fields and will offer more than 300 internships / graduate roles in 2012-13 with global brands including Channel 4, ITV, All3 Media, NBC Universal, Wall to Wall, Shine TV, Mentorn Media, Juniper TV, The Ambassadors Theatre Group and many more. 

 Interested students are invited to attend one of two launch events for Creative Access, both of which will take place at CHANNEL 4’s HQ (near St James Park, central London) (on the evening of April 25th). No preparation will be required.  The event is designed to provide students with:

  •  education about the wide range of careers available in the creative space from many of the leading names in these industries, many of whom are from ethnic minority backgrounds; and also
  • an opportunity to network with both speakers and also senior representatives from all of the creative industries detailed above.

 Full details of the SEO Creative Access Programme will be covered at the event and in subsequent communications from SEO.  These receptions will be the first of many Creative Access events that SEO will be running in 2012.  As with all other SEO programmes, by registering your interest in this scheme we will be able to provide you with access to a huge range of firms and also support through your interviews should you progress.  All participating students will be provided with senior creative industry mentors and a comprehensive training programme to ensure you can impress. 

 Details of the events

Venue: Channel 4’s Headquarters

Dates: April 25th

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Host: Paul Chowdhry – Comedian, headlines CH4 stand up show “Stand up for the week”

Confirmed Speakers (for one, or in most cases, both receptions):

1)     David Abraham – CEO, Channel 4

2)     Anne Mensah – Head of Drama, Sky TV

3)     Sathnam Sanghera – Columnist and feature writer for The Times

4)     Enyi Nwosu – Managing Director, Central Strategy Unit, M&C Saatchi Group

5)     Denise O’Donoghue – Managing Director, ITV Studios

6)     Natalie Jerome – Publishing Director, HarperCollins publishers

7)     Saurabh Kakkar – Creative Director of Comedy, ITV Studios

8)     Samir Shah – CEO, Juniper TV

Further speakers will be confirmed shortly, as will the full list of firms attending. 

  Read more…

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Work experience – media research

We’ve just posted information on CareersLink on a one month paid placement with Decipher Media Research doing tasks such as analysing TV on demand content ( iPlayer, 4OD etc). It’s London based but don’t rule it out if you are not from London- it’s often possible to book cheapish accommodation in uni halls of residence. You can apply with any class of degree, so a brilliant opportunity for those not hitting a 2.1. Details in the link.

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BBC Work Experience with Mastermind, Salford

BBC work experience with Mastermind, Salford

 A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a motivated, self-starting student or recent graduate to undertake a four week placement between mid-June and the end of November (depending on availability) with the production team of Mastermind. This is the perfect chance for a hard working individual to gain invaluable studio-based TV production experience and an insight into the workings of one of the BBC’s flagship and most successful brands.

You need to understand the nature of the programme and adhere to the confidentiality that surrounds it.

 Duties may include supporting the production team in the office, on studio days and on location; maintaining the contributor database and the Mastermind email account; establishing and maintaining tape logging and interview cataloguing systems; actively contributing to the generation of ideas across the Entertainment Department; and ad hoc research into specialist subjects for briefing documents

 This unpaid placement is full time and based at Media City UK, Salford.

 To apply, please send to your CV and answer the following questions:

1          What appeals to you about working on Mastermind? (200 word limit)

2          What ideas do you have for developing the Mastermind brand?  (200 word limit)

3          What do you think makes a good Mastermind contestant? (200 word limit)

 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Monday 23rd April 2012 at 5pm


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3 Month paid internship with a PR agency in London

3 month paid PR internship

 Great opportunity for an intelligent, ambitious, lateral-thinking communicator who wants experience of working within an integrated communications business.  £50 per day. London.

” Forster is the campaigning communications agency working to deliver social and environmental change in a digital age. We offer brand communications, issue campaigning and PR services  to clients including Danone, KPMG, WWF, The National Trust, 38 Degrees, Marine Stewardship Council, British Red Cross, Children’s Society, Age UK and Help the Hospices. Founded in 1996, we are a team of around 30 and run out of offices near Borough Market in Southwark.”    

“We are offering a 3-month, paid internship within our PR team. There may be a permanent position possibility for the right intern.  So, whether you’ve recently graduated, at a career crossroads or wanting to pick up where you left off some years back, we’d like someone who’s bright, articulate, got an eye for detail, and an enquiring mind.  You’ll be looking for hands-on experience across a broad spread of engagement and campaigning disciplines and real involvement in a wide range of social issues and sectors.”

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