Should I Use An Agency or Talent Finding Website?

Posted on September 10, 2011

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If you spend any length of time looking for a job in the media, sooner or later you’ll come across websites which charge a fee in return for information about job opportunities.

Most of them ask for a 30 day or sometimes even as 12 month subscription up front.

I’m often asked whether I believe it is worth dealing with any of them.

My personal view is that it’s best to explore the free alternatives first and I’ve listed some of what I consider to be the most useful below.

Even if you’re not ready to apply for jobs, regular visits to these sites will give you an idea of the different kinds of opportunities that come up and the many different roles, some of which you might not have been aware of before.

MediaUK Jobs Reliable and comprehensive this is split into Radio/TV/Print sections. Includes everything from unpaid work experience positions to peak day-time BBC and commercial radio jobs. There’s also PR, voice artist work and sales positions.

Mandy.Com The ultimate destination for TV and film production work. Includes casting calls, modelling, presenting and extras as well as all the behind the scenes positions such as floor managers, editors, camera crew, sound and lighting work.

Endemol Jobs on Facebook Facebook page for the production company behind Big Brother and Deal or No Deal where they post many opportunities.

IWC Careers on Facebook Another useful site with job opportunities at this production company which was behind Location Location Location and Ross Kemp on Gangs.

BBC Jobs Official jobs site for the BBC.

Media Week Jobs A heavy emphasis on sales and publishing opportunities.

Media Guardian Jobs

ITV Jobs

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