ITV opening doors for budding Journalists
Have you ever considered a career in TV Journalism? Are you aged between 18 and 25? If you’ve answered yes, to both of these questions, you should definitely read on!
Nowadays, it seems almost impossible to come across opportunities to break into your dream career, especially with a company that is trusted not only across the country but internationally. However, ITV’s ‘Breaking into News’ talent competition, offers 18-25 year olds the chance to be mentored in writing, reporting and production skills by experienced broadcast journalists from the News Network’s very own newsrooms.
Nine finalists will receive a day of training at ITV’s world-class newsroom in Leeds and also benefit from mentoring by their staff based at a regional newsroom. You will be provided with support in writing, presenting and production skills, helping you to develop your ideas and turn them into a professional and consistent news report. All reports will be considered for broadcast on both regional news and online.
No experience is necessary, just plenty of enthusiasm and passion and if you succeed, it will look fantastic in your portfolio to prove that you have produced a piece of work that has been publicized on national television.
Last year’s winner, Sally Wynter, produced a news story about homelessness in today’s society and how difficult it can be for individuals to get back into their careers after becoming homeless. She made use of first-person accounts of living rough and how they sought help and support through charities such as the YMCA.
Hannah, a previous participant, said “This has been an amazing opportunity full of experiences that I never thought I would gain. I now have so much knowledge and hands on experience to help me in my career!”
The deadline for applications are at mid-day on Monday 22nd February and entries must be submitted via the competition’s official website (www.breakingintonews.co.uk). The application is relatively simple and will ask about your background, what you would like to report on and of course, your personal details and availability. For those who are selected for an interview, they have a number of choices, in both Leeds and London.
The website features the previous winners and their videos, which will give you more of an insight into what makes a strong and effective piece of journalism.