Jo S.

TV Producer
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About me

Jo S.
English and Related Literature
English Literature
Undergraduate
Alcuin
United Kingdom

My employment

TV Producer
CNN
United Kingdom
Journalism and publishing
Large business (250+ employees)

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A day in the life of a TV Producer in the United Kingdom

I always wanted to be a journalist. At university I was Features Editor at Nouse and a founding editor at The Yorker and went onto do a postgraduate diploma in journalism in Cardiff

Briefly describe the organisation you work for

An international news organisation

What do you do?

I'm a field producer based in the company's London bureau, traveling to cover stories across Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Reflecting upon your past employment and education, what led you to your current career choice?

I always wanted to be a journalist. At university I was Features Editor at Nouse and a founding editor at The Yorker and went onto do a postgraduate diploma in journalism in Cardiff

Is your current job sector different from what you thought you would enter when you graduated?

No

Describe your most memorable day at work

Too many to choose

What extracurricular activities did you undertake at university and what transferable skills did you develop through these?

I had a taste of journalism at YSTV, Nouse, the Yorker and York Hospital Radio. All helped develop my writing, editing and presentation skills

What top tips do you have for York students preparing for today’s job market and life after graduation?

Get involved in societies, volunteer and/or get experience in a workplace. You'll find out what you enjoy doing and where your talents lie

What topics from students are you happy to answer questions on?

Getting into media/journalism

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