Which TV job for me?

  • What does it involve?
  • What do I need to get in?
  • What's my likely career path?
Work Experience - Example - BBC's Watchdog Work Experience - StartinTV.com - Advice
Work Experience - the way in! Work Experience - Via StartinTV.com
Work Experience- BBC Blue Peter 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 in General 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 Ent
Costume Designer Director
Director of Photography DV Director
Editor Editor 2
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 - A Personal Story Make-up and Hair - On location
Make-up Artist Make-Up for HD
New Presenter - How I got in! Outside Broadcast [OB] Camera Operator
PRESENTER - KEY INFORMATION [Courtesy of Skillset] PRESENTING A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE
Producer Producer/Director (Cameraman)
Producer/Director - BBC Production Assistant, Broadcast Assistant
Production Designer - Drama Production Designer, Art Director
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
TIPS FROM A MAKE UP ARTIST TV Presenter
TV Presenter - Wildlife - My Worst Day! TV Presenter Wildlife - Natural History Presenter
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.

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