You’d Better Work offers careers advice, hints and tips and an honest look at what it is like to work in the media industry. We aim to let you know how you can forge a successful career without losing your identity, your values or your morals. I believe that everyone is capable of great things and that we just need to believe that we are. Stay humble, never stop learning, appreciate people rather than objects and be passionate for change.
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As for me,
I worked in telly for over thirteen years, and have worked as a Talent Manager for factual documentaries and the online division of the BBC. I set up trainee schemes and apprenticeships and won “best diversity initiative ” at the CDN awards. I’ve worked in visual effects and for for a commercial broadcaster and I’ve interviewed thousands of people for jobs in TV.
Diversity is important to me and i just see it as common sense. How can we make programmes for all people if our production crews are not staffed by the most diverse teams. As an industry we need to listen to people and their ideas and creativity, it’s about those ideas not the way people speak or the colour of their skin, their disability, sexuality, age. Difference should be celebrated.
I am a proud Northerner and gay man and also work as a careers coach for the TV Collective and NFTS and London College of Fashion amongst others. I am a trained life coach. I work closely with Stonewall and Rucomingout.com and I’m passionate about equality