Millie Pinch

Millie

Pinch

United Kingdom
Less than a month after finishing I landed a better job than I could ever have expected as a TV Producer at Sky News.

More about Millie

Millie now works as a TV Producer for Sky News.

Why did you decide to do postgraduate study?

“After my English degree, I realised I wanted to pursue a career in TV/radio. After getting advice from a few people, I felt that an MA was the best way to stand out and develop necessary skills.”

What made you choose NTU?

“I did my undergraduate here so it was already familiar to me. More importantly though I found out that NTU is known for being on one of the best universities in the country for Broadcast Journalism, so I knew I was making the right choice staying at NTU.”

What did you enjoy most about your course at NTU?

“I enjoyed the incredible and varied amount of experience it gave me. I mainly did it to develop a sound knowledge in media law, but came out having all sorts of skills such as presenting experience, writing and scripting for online, radio and TV, knowledge of politics and public affairs - and much more.”

What do you think about the course staff – include lecturers, tutors, administrators and technical staff within this. How did they support your learning and University experience?

“I found that on the whole they were very helpful and always willing to push you that extra mile. They helped me to gain a great understanding of the industry that I now work in.”

What do you think about the facilities available?

“We had more facilities than I ever expected when starting the course, such as our very own TV gallery and studio, radio booths, and professional cameras – to name a few.”

Why would you recommend the course / NTU to someone looking to study in that area?

“It gave me knowledge and experience in a multitude of areas such as media law, public affairs, the TV and radio industry, social media and online – all of which helped to boost my employability.”

How do you think the course has helped you to progress your career?

“Well less than a month after finishing I landed a better job than I could ever have expected, as a TV Producer at Sky News!"

What are your favourite aspects / greatest challenges of your current role?

"My role is focused on the output that goes to air so I enjoy the fact that the work I do gets directly played out onto the TV! That's anything ranging from script writing to edited clips and packages. The greatest challenge has definitely just been learning the role in general. While the course prepares you, each company has its own system and way of doing things, so it's about getting to grips with it all!"

How have your studies contributed to your career / current successes?

"I know that if I didn't do my course I definitely wouldn't have the job that I do. The skills I picked up directly relate as it's all about editing, script writing, recognising aspects of media law and just knowing how the TV industry works."

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