Which TV job for me?

This section will enable you to get an idea of what people actually do all day in their respective TV jobs, how they got there and the best way for you to follow in their footsteps.

Click on any listed role above to access a page of information about that particular career choice, or use the search bar below to help you find what you're interested in.


Work Experience - A success story

Work Experience - Advice

Work Experience - BBC Blue Peter

Work Experience - Example: BBC's Watchdog

Work Experience - The way in!

1st AD - Assistant Director (Film/TV)

Apprentice - Lighting Technician, Lighting Grip, Electrician, Spark

Assistant Floor Manager

Assistant Location Manager

Assistant Producer - Factual TV

Best Boy

Boom Operator

Break into Documentaries

Broadcast Journalist

Broadcasting - General Broadcast Jobs

Camera Assistant / Focus Puller

Camera Operator (Studio/Outside Broadcast) - TV

Cameraperson - Location Single Camera

Casting Assistant

Casting Director

Clapper Loader / 2nd Assistant Cameraman

Co Producer

Composer for TV & Film

Costume Design - Light Entertainment

Costume Designer


Director of Photography

DV Director


Editor - Post Production


Executive Producer - Live Breakfast News

Film Editor

Floor Manager


Graphics - Design Director


Hairdresser TV/Film


Lighting Cameraman / Director of Photography

Lighting Director

Live News Director

Local Radio Producer/Reporter

Location Manager

Make-up Artist

MakeUp - A Personal Story

MakeUp - Tips from a makeup artist

Makeup and Hair - On location

MakeUp for HD

New Presenter - How I got in!

Outside Broadcast [OB] Camera Operator


Presenting - A Personal Perspective


Producer/Director - BBC

Producer/Director (Cameraman)

Production Assistant / Broadcast Assistant

Production Designer - Art Director

Production Designer - Drama

Production Manager

Production Secretary



Runner - Office Runner

Script Supervisor/Continuity Supervisor

Series Producer

Sound - Production Sound Mixer

Sound Recordist

The OB Camera Operator

TV Presenter

TV Presenter - Wildlife. My Worst Day!

TV Presenter - Wildlife. Natural History

Wardrobe - Drama

Working in Lighting - An overview

Working in the Corporate Production sector

Writer - TV and Film Drama

Writing for Television

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