Media Parents

Media Parents Edinburgh Back to Work Scheme

July 15, 2015 @ 11:15 am Posted in News Comments

We’re delighted to announce that Media Parents will partner with broadcasters, indies and GEITF for a third year running to support parents getting back into TV with our Media Parents Back to Work Scheme – there are 7 places up for grabs this year – so please apply! Applications for the scheme have now closed, thank you and congratulations to everyone who applied.

Media Parents (a social enterprise set up to promote flexible working and help working parents balance the demands of media and childcare) is running a scheme to help parents and carers back in to the TV industry following a career break.

Media Parents (a social enterprise set up to promote flexible working and help working parents balance the demands of media and childcare) is running a scheme to help parents and carers back in to the TV industry following a career break.  The seven places are sponsored by BBC Wales, Channel 4, CDN, Endemol Shine, ITV Studios, Sky and Wall to Wall.

In 2014 six successful media parents / carers were awarded sponsored places at the Guardian Edinburgh International TV Festival (GEITF) and returned to the TV workplace – this year we’re offering the opportunity again. Will you win a place?

6 Media Parents Back to Work Scheme winners attended the Guardian Edinburgh International TV Festival in 2014, seen here with Media Parents Director Amy Walker.

Successful candidates will be awarded a delegate pass, plus accommodation in Edinburgh, with bespoke mentoring sessions from the sponsors. To apply by July 31st please send an email to events@mediaparents.co.uk to request an application form.

Applicants are required to send a 300 word précis outlining their experience and ambitions upon returning to TV, plus a CV and completed application form obtained from the above address, submitted by July 31st. The email should be titled with the applicant’s name, job title and genre. Applicants must be available to attend the Edinburgh TV Festival in 2015. See the Festival programme and dates here : http://www.thetvfestival.com/

Candidates are required to have 3 years’ experience in TV and should not have worked continuously in TV for more than 12 weeks since their career break. This doesn’t mean you need to have been out of work for 12 weeks, it means you can’t have worked continuously for 12 weeks since you have returned to work.

There is no submission charge but successful applicants must subscribe to either the talent or network section of www.mediaparents.co.uk for one year to prove their commitment to returning to the workplace. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to working with you. Download application form here application form 2015 media parents GEITF Back to Work Scheme

The Media Parents Back to Work Scheme is accepting applicants until July 31st - for details see blog post and email events@mediaparents.co.uk Please join www.mediaparents.co.uk for great jobs, networking and events.

by Amy Walker

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