A few links to the jobs pages of some of the UK’s major broadcasters and producers - just to get you started! Make sure you read their web site first before applying to ensure you know something about their business and their programmes. No point sending your CV to a company that only makes drama if you only want to make documentaries!
To be honest, simply uploading your CV onto a database is unlikely to bring significant results. It’s easy to get lost in the pile, so don’t rely on that. Find a name, someone in Human Resources or a Production Manager or Producer, acquire their email address (if it’s not on-line you could try calling the switchboard of the relevant company and asking them) and send them a personal email outlining your skills and interests.
We’ll add new links over time.
You can find a list of the Top 100 Production Companies in the UK HERE along with details of what they produce and their web sites.
And for a list of the Top 50 Post Production Facilities Companies then check out this report HERE, again with websites and contacts.
Regional TV & Film Contacts:
Kent Film Office: filming in Kent & generating investment from the broadcast industries
Northern Ireland Screen: filming in Ireland
Wales Screen Commission: encourages productions to use Welsh locations, crew and facilities.
Creative Scotland: national leader for Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries
(Check out this page as well: Looking for Work Within the UK & Northern Ireland)
TV Job Sites:
The Unit List: run by an experienced production manager provides FREE list of vacancies in TV.
The Production List: new directory for the TV & film industry with contacts for production companies & film crews around the UK and Ireland.
Production Base: You have to pay to subscribe to this one but it is quite widely used by TV employers.
Step 2 TV: Networking, advice and jobs.
Media Parents: aims to encourage more flexible working in television. You pay to register.
Combined Mind: Multi Media Development & Content which also advertises job vacancies for free.
TrafficLight TV: Networking & jobs. Free to sign up; pay to search for recruits
Media Volt: Media community site offering jobs and events for TV/Film production crew. Build a free profile.
Runners in Production: specifically for runners; many parts of site free, inc forum, but pay to register for work.
Media Moose: networking site with jobs and opportunity to showcase your work.
And for one of the most comprehensive list of sites advertising job vacancies check HERE
Music & Audio Sites
http://voice-over.org – A great resource for voice over talents
http://www.trishbertram.com - one of UK’s most experienced voiceover artists
http://www.audionetwork.com - music library for production music
http://soundwomen.co.uk – network for women in radio and audio industry, providing advice, mentoring etc
Mine of course: An Expert’s Guide to Getting into TV
Bob Barber: Sell Your TV Ideas
Elsa Sharp: How to Get a Job in TV