A few links to the jobs pages of some of the UK’s major broadcasters and producers – just to get you started!
Make sure you read their web site first before applying to ensure you know something about their business and their programmes. No point sending your CV to a company that only makes drama if you only want to make documentaries. To be honest, simply uploading your CV onto a database is unlikely to bring significant results. It’s easy to get lost in the pile, so don’t rely on that. Find a name, someone in Human Resources or a Production Manager or Producer, acquire their email address (if it’s not on-line you could try calling the switchboard of the relevant company and asking them) and send them a personal email outlining your skills and interests.time.
If you have any useful links to share, please let me know. This list is by no means comprehensive.
You can find a list of the Top 100 Production Companies in the UK HERE along with details of what they produce and their web sites.
And for a list of the Top 50 Post Production Facilities Companies then check out this report HERE, again with websites and contacts.
And don’t forget the smaller video agencies that might be on the lookout for creative talent such as :
TV Job Sites:
The Unit List: run by an experienced production manager provides FREE list of vacancies in TV.
Production Base: You have to pay to subscribe to this one but it is quite widely used by TV employers.
Media Parents: aims to encourage more flexible working in television. You pay to register.
Freelance Video Collective: Film and TV Job website. It’s free to post a job and your Resume.
And for one of the most comprehensive list of sites advertising job vacancies check HERE
Writing for TV
Susan Grossman – writer, lecturer in journalism, broadcaster – provides training and mentoring
Design for TV
Raindance – fun by fabulous festival director, Elliot Grove
National film & Television School
Music, Voiceover & Audio Sites
http://www.trishbertram.com – one of UK’s most experienced voiceover artists
http://www.audionetwork.com – music library for production music
Miscellaneous Other Interesting Links:
Working with Children in TV – ACE (Children)
TV Presenting Advice from the lovely Guy Lambert
The Presenter Studio – training for presenters
Screen Skills www.screenskills.com – developing skills for the Creative Industries
BECTU www.bectu.org.uk – the Media & Entertainment Union
Creative Toolkit www.creativetoolkit.org.uk – for new entrants into TV
PACT www.pact.co.uk – Producers’ Alliance for Cinema & Television
Apprenticeships www.apprenticeships.org.uk – advice for finding apprenticeships