Channel 4 News is looking for motivated, and engaged young people aged 16 – 21 to take part in a big diversity careers day on Thursday 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 09:00 – 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 provided.
0900-0915: Arrive and bring to the newsroom, overview of the day
0930-1000: Sit in the C4 news daily editorial meeting
1000-1100: “What we do” watch a shot film about what we do at C4 news, and hear from Jon Snow and Shaminder Nahal. Tour of the newsroom
1100-1200: Workshop, 4 in total. Productions skills, editing, eng camera, studio
1200-1300: Workshop, 4 in total. Productions skills, editing, eng camera, studio
1300-1400: Networking lunch
1400-1430: Either continue with the networking lunch, or sit in the afternoon daily editorial meeting
1430-1530: Workshop, 4 in total. Productions skills, editing, eng camera, studio
1530-1630: Workshop, 4 in total. Productions skills, editing, eng camera, studio
1630: Wrap up the day
If you want to attend, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 7th October 2014