Since leaving Lincoln and heading down to London, these past few months have been unbelievably busy! At the moment I have just taken on a contract as an Assistant Producer with Social Life, a social media agency based in London, founded by Ex Radio 1 social leads. Our clients include MTV UK, X Factor, First Dates, CBBC and Red Bull Media to name a few. My role involves a bit of everything as we are a start-up business! My average week will consist of meetings with clients, developing social media strategies, video editing, photography, planning the filming of gigs with our music clients, organising schedules for the press launches of TV shows and booking locations for events!
2006 graduate Katy Atkinson, who is one of our inspirational media mentors, is the co-founding Director at The Reporters’ Academy. TRA is a not-for-profit media production company based at MediaCityUK, which is run by young people. TRA will be involved in the coverage of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games (23 July-3 Aug) and Katy wanted to share the good news with you on this blog.
As TRA Project Leader at the Games Katy, pictured (far left) with TRA Glasgow 2014 Team, said: The Reporters’ Academy’s proud to announce that it will be assisting a total of 12 Oceania nations during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games by providing a number of countries with an official press officer. The twist is that the press officers are all upcoming dynamic young people from across the North West. During Glasgow 2014 TRA will be providing extensive media coverage of the Pacific Island Commonwealth Teams. Such as Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Norfolk Islands, Vanuatu, Kiribati and Solomon Islands. They shall be producing the following media content: daily written reports for website use and print press; audio files for radio broadcast; video content for TV broadcast when access allows: and photos for multiple uses. They will also be producing a daily Oceania round up of the most noteworthy activity from all Oceania teams, in an effort to share Oceania news with the world’s media.
I am looking ahead to the Commonwealth Games with excitement. Continue reading