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Opportunities with BEN Television

THINKING ABOUT BECOMING A TV PRESENTER? WE ARE LONDON BASED TV STATION,LOOKING FOR, VOLUNTEERS / WORK EXPERIENCE PEOPLE IN:
-GRAPHIC DESIGN & VIDEO EDITING
-CREATIVE VIDEO EDITOR
-MOTION GRAPHICS ARTIST
-FREELANCE MAKEUP ARTIST 
-MEDIA , SOCIAL & CONTENT
-POLICY & RESEARCH
-FREELANCE MAKEUP ARTIST

PLEASE GIVE US A CALL ON +44 207 5360 382 (10AM-5PM MON-FRI.) OR EMAIL: BIO. OR SHOWREEL TO BENTELEVISIONUK@GMAIL.COM

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS – Celebrating Buchi Emecheta

We’re looking for London-based volunteers with a passion for all things Africa to join the team for a joint event celebrating the life & work of the renowned British Nigerian writer Buchi Emecheta, on Saturday 3 February at SOAS.

The event will include a curated installation of The Life and Times of Buchi Emecheta, panel discussions, workshops, performances, music, dancing and Nigerian food.

Our volunteers tell us that the experience is valuable for gathering skills, having fun and meeting new people (and amazing writers and speakers, including Leila Aboulela, Bernadine Evaristo, Bibi-Bakare- Yusuf, Carole Boyce Davies, Veronique Tadjio, Irenosen Okojie & many more!)

Write to us by 19 Jan if you’re interested – ras_events@soas.ac.uk. More info here: http://africawrites.org/about/volunteer/

Presented by The Buchi Emecheta Foundation and Omenala Press, in partnership with the Royal African Society, Africa Writes, Centre of African StudiesIgbo Conference, City University & Afrikult. Supported by Arts Council England.

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Urban Jazz Radio Presenter Opportunity

Young men and women needed to host  a Nollywood industry show on Urban Jazz Radio. As well as hosting the radio show you would also be required to represent the station at Nollywood  red carpet premieres interviewing the stars.

All applicants must have a hard work ethic and keen interest in  the African film and music industry.

For further information call 07939352164, or email info@urbanjazzradio.net 

 

 

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Juice UK Radio Seeking DJ’s and Presenters

Are you a radio presenter looking to be apart of an exciting team?

Can you work from home?

do you have something different to bring to the field of radio?

Then why not become a Juice UK presenter and join our friendly easy going team, who are cutting edge in all fields of music?

If you think you would like to be apart of the freshest urban music network LONDON’S JUICE UK
then inbox the Juice UK Radio facebook page HERE with the following information

  • Your DJ name
  • What type of music you play
  • If you want to host a talk show
  • A contact number
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Careers Day at ITV News London

Are you aged 18 – 24 years old?

Do you want to work in the media?

We have an opportunity for YOU!!

ITV News is looking for bright, motivated, and engaged young people to take part in a big diversity event on 16 October.
All the main news broadcasters in the UK are holding an “Open Newsroom” event to encourage young people from diverse backgrounds to consider a career in television news. The event is being organised by the Creative Diversity Network, which seeks to address the under-representation of BAME and other minorities within the television industry.

This is an all-day, interactive, event starting at 10 30 – 16 00. You will get a behind-the-scenes look at a TV newsroom, get practical tips and advice on how to get into journalism, take part in workshops and mini-screen tests. Lunch and refreshments provide

TIMETABLE

10 30 REGISTRATION

11 00am – 11 30am WELCOME

11 30am – 12 00pm TOUR ITV NEWSROOM & STUDIOS

12 00pm – 13 00pm CASE STUDIES / INTERACTIVE QUESTION TIME- Facilitated by Charlene White

13 00pm – 13 15pm PHOTO CALL – Meet ITV News Lunchtime News presenter

14 00pm – 14 40pm LUNCH

14 45pm – 15 45pm WORKSHOPS

– Want To Be A Cameraman? Camera theory and hands-on experience / editing
– Want to be a presenter? Try your hand at being in front of the camera
– Work experience prep – CV do’s & don’t; good interview techniques
– Journalism – interactive exercises, hints & tips on how to get into industry
– Studio – behind the scenes look at studio/directing
– Weather – Try your hand at weather presenting!

15 45pm – 16 00pm REFRESHMENTS & CLOSE- Don’t forget your goody bag!

Email: info@inspirationalyou.co.uk to book your place by Tuesday 7th October at 4pm

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BBC Academy Announce Free Event BAME Creative Professionals. Deadline Friday 17th October 2014

Bookings are now open for Welcome Back – a new free event for creative professionals from BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) backgrounds on 5 November at BBC New Broadcasting House. An event delivered by BBC Academy in partnership with The TV Collective and Creative Skillset, it’s open to 50 BAME professionals seeking to return to the industry.

The BBC currently has 12.6% BAME Staff compared to an industry average of 5.4%, with a target of 14.2% BAME staff to be reached by 2017. However, the last Creative Skillset census found that in the industry as a whole “BAME representation has seen a decline from 12,250 in 2009 to 10,300 in 2012. BAME people represented 7.4% of the total workforce in 2006, compared to 6.7% in 2009 and 5.4% in 2012.”

With this statistic in mind, Welcome Back aims to inspire, equip and inform BAME professionals who are thinking about re-entering the industry with up to date knowledge. The event will also provide a chance to network with industry executives and to gain practical help, confidence and advice.

A packed day will offer a series of informative and insightful panel sessions, hands-on training and exclusive one-to-one networking opportunities with industry talent managers and series/executive producers.

Danny Cohen, BBC Director of Television, will open the day and sessions will give access to senior figures from broadcasters and indies talking on a variety of subjects, such as career strategy, the commissioning process and the business of television.

Speakers range from Sandy Smith, Executive Editor, The One Show; Jamal Edwards, CEO and Founder, SB:TV; to David Flynn, Chief Creative Officer, Endemol; Sanjay Singhal, Chief Executive, Voltage TV; and creator, writer and star of Citizen Khan, Adil Ray.

By the end of the day, delegates will have the contacts, information and all the tools to help them step back into television.

To attend Welcome Back delegates must be a BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) professional with a minimum of three years experience in any area of television or minimum three paid broadcast credits and must have been absent from the television industry for a minimum of one year.

Jo Welch, Diversity and Inclusion manager at Creative Skillset, said: “For Creative Skillset, training and development opportunities such as Welcome Back – which is particularly aimed at talent the industry has lost – have a clear impact in improving access and progression for diverse individuals. The day will enable them to become re-connected, with industry and each other, and empower them to make direct choices about their future career and skills development.”

Donna Taberer, Head of Public Service Partnerships, BBC Academy, said: “We are aiming to provide a supportive environment for delegates to seek advice from a broad range of industry executives and we want them to leave informed and up to date with the latest changes in the industry, as well as inspired to return to TV.”

Simone Pennant Founder & Director of The TV Collective said: “Over the years the industry has lost some absolutely fantastic talent, which has fuelled the diversity debate. This not only hurts them and hurts the industry itself. So we are very excited to be working with the BBC to help craft an event that gives lost talent the opportunity to re-establish themselves, learn about recent changes and explore what the industry now has to offer. Re-introducing talent back to the industry has the potential to be very powerful, and I am confident the industry itself will be much richer for it.”

For further information about the day’s events and how to apply go to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/academy

Article taken from British Blacklist

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BBC are loooking for Presenters

The TV Collective are working with The BBC, to recruit for several BAME Talent Days across the UK, to help the BBC attract experts & future presenters from diverse  range

of backgrounds.

Please email me at catherine@thetvcollective.org to express interest
For more info click here.

Experts wanted in the following categories:

*Cultural Commentary – is your expertise in popular entertainment, the arts, literature or areas like social policy or national identity?

*History – the Tudors, the First World War, the ancient world or modern Britain, which period are you passionate about? Are you an academic, custodian, auctioneer or museum curator?

*Science – do you have expertise in a subject – from forensics to biology – recognised in the academic, research or commercial world?

*Health and medicine – are you medically qualified?

*Finance and statistics – can you communicate about numbers, from personal finance to big business?

*Food and nutrition – are you a chef, cook or expert on farming and food production?

If you or someone you know is interested please contact me: catherine@thetvcollective.org

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Co Host Competition on Colourful Radio

Kubi Springer (www.shebuildsbrands.com) is launching a competition to find a new co-host for her Business & Breakfast with Kubi Springer show, on Colourful Radio www.colourfulradio.com

The show is every Thursday morning from 7am – 10am.

WATCH THE CLIP BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION

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BEN TV Work Experience Opportunity

From the 14th and 15th August ONLY will be opening the doors for creative people (Television) to join them for work experience.

Do email bentelevisionuk@gmail.com

One of the criteria is you must live within London, or within reasonable distance from the BEN TV studio

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Apply for Expert Voices: BAME Talent Days

Do you want to share your expertise and knowledge by appearing on television and radio? Are you from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background?

The BBC Academy is holding a series of free introductions to the world of broadcasting to help BAME men and women feel comfortable appearing on television, radio and online as expert contributors or presenters.

These events will help boost the diversity of experts in the media and follow the acclaimed Expert Women campaign which ran in 2013.

We are running five days across the country. The first will take place in London on 9 October and details of how to apply are below.

The days will offer a range of practical media experiences, including sessions on camera and in a radio studio as well as master classes and networking with experienced programme makers and industry leaders.

 

Event: Expert Voices: BAME Talent Day London

Location:  BBC New Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA

Date: Thursday 9 October 2014

 

What we are looking for: specialist areas
If you have recognised expertise in one of the key subject areas listed below and are interested in appearing in the media and live or work close to London, we want to hear from you. If you don’t live nearby or have expertise in a different area, take a look at our future sessions which are taking place around the UK.

Cultural Commentary – is your expertise in popular entertainment, the arts, literature or areas like social policy or national identity? 

History – the Tudors, the First World War, the ancient world or modern Britain, which period are you passionate about? Are you an academic, custodian, auctioneer or museum curator?  

Science – do you have expertise in a subject – from forensics to biology – recognised in the academic, research or commercial world?

Health and medicine – are you medically qualified?

Finance and statistics – can you communicate about numbers, from personal finance to big business?

Food and nutrition – are you a chef, cook or expert on farming and food production?

 

How to apply
You will need to send us your CV and a short film of no more than two minutes duration. The film should be very straightforward – and can be as simple as a friend recording you on a smartphone.

The film should consist of you talking to camera:

a)     Give your name and job title at the start, explain your job in layman’s terms and talk briefly about what you do.

b)     Relate a story, within your area of expertise, that you want to tell and think the general public would find interesting.

The film should be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo or similar so that we can view it.

 

Making your short film


1. We are looking for people who can really bring their subject to life in a way that would appeal to a broad audience.

2. Keep a mainstream audience in mind and avoid complicated terminology.

3. Convey your enthusiasm and passion for your subject.

4. Don’t worry about producing a super slick film; smartphone quality is ideal. Just keep it simple – we aren’t evaluating your camera skills. The most important thing is that we can see and hear you clearly.

 

Closing date 
The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 31 August 2014.

Please only apply if you are able to be in BBC New Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA on Thursday 9 October 2014. 

Please note that the BBC is unable to refund any expenses incurred in applying for, or attending, the training day.

 

So we can see your film
A straightforward way to get your clip to us is to set up a YouTube account, and upload your short film there. You will need a Gmail email account in order to set up a YouTube account. (Please note that YouTube and Gmail are separate third parties that are not affiliated to the BBC.  You will therefore be subject to their third party terms and conditions.)

Once you have set your YouTube account up, please check your settings. You must change your YouTube default setting from private to ‘unlisted’.

The privacy settings on your entry videos must be set as ‘unlisted’ in order for us to view your films.

Please could you name your clip in the following format:

Firstname surname expertise 

If you choose not to upload your film to YouTube you will need to burn it onto a CD or DVD and post it to Expert Voices, BBC Academy, College of Production, BC2C1, Broadcast Centre, 201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TS. Your parcel will need to arrive at the BBC by Monday 25 August.  We will not be able to return any CDs or other materials to you.

 

Application Checklist
Please send an email containing the following:

1. Personal details

a)     Name

b)     Category (Cultural Commentary, History, Science, Health and Medicine, Finance and Statistics or Food and Nutrition)

c)     Mobile phone number

d)     Email address

e)     Job title – in layman’s terms, clarify what your job involves

f)      Details of your ethnic group (please identify yourself against the Office for National Statistics categories listed on the ONS website).

 

2.  A link to a film of you talking to camera about you, your area of expertise and a story/issue that you feel needs to be told.

 

3.  One written paragraph explaining the story/issue you have chosen to talk about. Why does this story need airtime? Why you are passionate about it? (250 words max.)

 

4.  Your CV as an attachment. Please name your CV file in the following format: First name surname CV

 

5.  The following paragraph, deleted as applicable (see Privacy Policy, below)

do  / don’t give my permission to be informed if the BBC Academy holds further masterclasses.

do  / don’t give the BBC Academy my permission to share my details with other producers or broadcasters.

do  / don’t give my permission to the BBC Academy to include my video in an Expert Voices YouTube channel and playlist.

 

6.  The name and contact details for someone from whom we can take a reference for you.

 

All to be emailed to: expertvoices.london@bbc.co.uk

 

How we will choose the delegates for this event
A panel of experts from the BBC Academy and the wider BBC will view all the material submitted and will select up to 30 delegates, plus up-to five for a waiting-list, based on the following criteria:

  • Passion for your chosen subject
  • Communication skills
  • USP as an expert in your field
  • Your potential as on screen/on mic talent
  • Relevance and audience awareness

The judges’ decision will be final and we will not be able to give you individual feedback or enter into any correspondence. We will take up references before confirming the final delegates and the people on the waiting list.

 

Privacy Policy (see application checklist)

  • We would like to add you to our mailing list so that we could contact you about future BBC events. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree to this in your application.
  • We will also make your contact details and your clip available to producers across the industry who may contact you. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree to this in your application.
  • We plan to include clips on a BBC Expert Voices YouTube Channel. Please indicate whether you agree or disagree to this in your application.

We will store your information for 12 months, after which it will be securely deleted from our systems.

PLEASE SEE THE BBC’S FULL PRIVACY POLICY FOR REFERENCE.

 

Further events

We are also holding Expert Voices events in Birmingham, Salford, Glasgow and Bristol. If you live and work near these locations and have expertise in the subject areas required, we’d love to hear from you.

 

BIRMINGHAM: Thursday 27 November 2014

The subject areas will be:

Health and medicine – are you medically qualified?

Rural affairs – do you have specialist knowledge of farming and food production?

Science – do you have expertise in a subject – from forensics to biology – recognised in the academic, research or commercial world?

Business and economics – can you demystify the world of business, from global finance to kitchen table start-ups?

Consumer finance – can you talk knowledgeably about everything from mortgages to pay day lenders?

Community matters – is your expertise in social policy, local education or family and religious affairs?

We will open for applications on 1 September 2014. If you would like to express your interest in this event before then, please email expertvoices.birmingham@bbc.co.uk and we will remind you when you’re able to apply.

 

BRISTOL:  Thursday 29 January 2015

The subject areas will be:

Antiques / fine art – do you know your Ming from your Meissen? Do you collect, buy or sell desirable decorative items or advise other collectors?

Gardening and horticulture – are you a garden designer, a landscaper or a botanist? Are you passionate about shaping and beautifying the natural world?

Rural affairs – do you have specialist knowledge of farming, food production or rural issues?

Conservation and environment – are you an expert on alternative forms of power or preserving the natural world?

Natural history – are you a zoologist, anthropologist, geologist or biologist? Can you communicate about animal or human behaviours or the physical forces which formed the world?

Food – are you a chef or cook? Can you prepare delicious food or talk about what we eat?

Applications will open on 26 October 2014. If you would like to express your interest in this event please email expertvoices.bristol@bbc.co.uk and we will remind you when you’re able to apply.

 

SALFORDThursday 26 February 2015

The subject areas will be:

History – the Tudors, the First World War, the ancient world or modern Britain, which periods are you passionate about? Are you an academic, custodian, auctioneer or museum curator?

Science / health – are you medically qualified?

Sport – do you coach, play or comment on football, athletics or other sport?

Business and economics– can you demystify the world of business, from global finance to kitchen table start-ups?

Consumer finance – can you talk knowledgeably about everything from mortgages to pay day lenders?

Art – is your expertise in the visual arts, popular entertainment or literature?

We will open for applications on 1 December 2014. If you would like to express your interest in this date please email expertvoices.salford@bbc.co.uk and we will remind you once applications can be accepted.

 

GLASGOW: Thursday 12 March 2015

The subject areas will be:

Arts – is your expertise in the visual arts, popular entertainment or literature?

Medicine – are you medically qualified?

Science – do you have expertise in a subject – from forensics to biology – recognised in the academic, research or commercial world?

Community affairs – can you talk knowledgeably about local government, education or social policy?

Law and justice – do you have a legal qualification and can you communicate clearly about legal affairs?

Children’s broadcasting – are you a specialist in history, science, coding, zoology, agriculture or medicine and can you communicate these subjects to a young audience?

Applications open on 5 January 2015. If you would like to express your interest in this date please email expertvoices.glasgow@bbc.co.uk and we will remind you once applications can be accepted.

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