Which TV job for me?

  • What does it involve?
  • What do I need to get in?
  • What's my likely career path?
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
Director of Photography DV Director
Editor Editor - Post Production
Engineering Executive Producer - Live Breakfast News
Film Editor Floor Manager
Gaffer Graphics - Design Director
Grip Hairdresser TV/Film
Journalism 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 Presenter
Presenting - A Personal Perspective Producer
Producer/Director - BBC Producer/Director (Cameraman)
Production Assistant / Broadcast Assistant Production Designer - Art Director
Production Designer - Drama Production Manager
Production Secretary Researcher
Runner 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

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.