Helping you find a career in media
Media surrounds us all the time and there are teams of people who make it happen. From newspapers, to billboard advertisements, to magazines, to social media, to the radio - it's all produced and managed by people who have specialised in the media industry. If the idea of being a part of making the everyday culture that surrounds us excites you, then this could be the industry for you.
The media sector can be a notoriously difficult industry to get into, particularly areas such as journalism and radio, but building a portfolio of work and starting to network as soon as possible will give you the best chances in this industry. A work placement will help you stand out among others when applying for a permanent role.
Unless you work in an established organisation, such as a publishing house, the progression routes for careers in media can be a little unclear. There is no set way to progress, you just have to ensure that you demonstrate your capabilities where possible and slowly take on more responsibility within your role.
When you start out, you will probably have to do a series of short-term placements and contracts to build up your experience. This is very common within the media sector.
The media industry changes at breakneck speed and is always experimenting with new forms, new technology and techniques. This can be challenging, as it'll require constant adaptation to keep up with the pace, but also makes it an incredibly exciting career choice. Many jobs that currently exist in media, such as positions in social media, did not even exist ten years ago!