On November 13th, Sinead Rocks, Creative Director of BBC Learning, will open the Media Parents MediaCity event hosted by BBC North.
Sinéad Rocks has worked as a journalist at the BBC since 1996 and was previously responsible for all of BBC North’s network current affairs content. As Creative Director she heads Learning’s in-house production team, taking the creative lead on all learning projects online, on television, radio, and face to face. Sinead started her career working in News and Current Affairs in Northern Ireland and was editor of Newsround for a number of years.
Sinead, along with other BBC employees working with Talent, is hosting a networking evening with Media Parents for freelancers and independent companies from across the North at Salford’s MediaCity UK. This groundbreaking event which will embrace production across Manchester and the North has been co-ordinated by Media Parents, a jobs website and organisation which aims to pull all the short term, regular hours, job share and part time jobs in media into one place, to help freelance working parents, or anyone who wants to work flexibly to balance the demands of life and TV production. Some of the other companies represented are Shine, ITV North, Title Role, Blakeway North, True North Productions and Nine Lives Media.
The evening will include a brief discussion on flexible working in TV production, followed by an opportunity to network with local TV production freelancers, broadcasters and Indies. The evening of networking and discussion on how TV can work more flexibly will begin at 6:30pm and is strictly by guestlist only.
Media Parents Director Amy Walker said “Media Parents currently helps experienced freelancers to find flexible and standard contracts in London, Brighton, Bristol, Scotland, Wales and elsewhere nationwide, so it is great to be working with companies in the North at this exciting time for Salford and MediaCity UK. I am hoping that we will be able to forge some great flexible working relationships and open minds to the possibilities of working flexibly in production”.
We look forward to being joined by a host of talented freelancers, and more respresentatives from other indies in the region. The guestlist for this event has now closed, do join us at future events soon. Please note that you must have 3 years’ production experience to join Media Parents. Scroll down the blog to see who else will be joining us from companies in the North.