NAME: Abigail Faponle
CREATIVE & MEDIA
UNIT 1: SCENE
Under the following headings, list the jobs that you have researched and learned
about so far for specific areas. Also, describe the duties that go with them and
possible routes in to this job:
MEDIA DUTIES ROUTES IN
Producer Performs professional duties Runner
(Bangla TV) such as planning the Starting the business –
production, directing, staging free lance
and evaluating Evidence of further
Journalist Covering breaking Experience
(Voice of Africa developments gathering facts, Runner
radio station) conducting interviews and Further Education -
writing clear and concise Graduate
articles. (Entry without a
degree, HND or
foundation degree is
possible, but becoming
Musician Performs music such as playing Free lancer
(Voice of Africa an instrument or singing. Apply to producers
radio station) Further Education
Director Directs the act. Designing, Experience
(Bangla TV) planning and follows duties of Runner
a producer Further Education
Editor Different types: Apply
(Voice of Africa Newspaper/magazine, Puts Experience
radio station) articles together and deals with Further Education
public and media relations Graduate
A degree in publishing/
VISUAL ARTS DUTIES ROUTES IN
Artist Plan and compose drawings Free lancer
(Nettie Horn and illustrations for Further Education
gallery) publications and visual A
Director Researching, in charge for Experience
(Nettie Horn shipping, communicating and Runner
gallery) installing. Further Education
Press Releasers Deal with getting gallery or art Experience
(Nettie Horn known, promoting by adverts, Further Education
gallery) online and newsletters.
Tour guides Take buyers or tourists around, Apply for job
(Nettie Horn giving tours. Further Education
PERFORMING DUTIES ROUTES IN
Choreographer Create and arrange original Experience
(Stratford Theatre dances, combining steps and Further Education
Royal) movements to form an artistic
Casting Director Contact Actors Experience
(Stratford Theatre Hold Auditions Hired
Royal) Assemble cast Further Education
Negotiate with actors
Dialect Coach Work with cast Hired
(Stratford Theatre Work on Experience
Royal) voice/language and Further Education
Help with voice speech
Composer Creates and writes variety of Free Lancer
(Stratford Theatre original music, also writes for Apply
Royal) commercial media. Hired
Stage Manager In charge of production during Hired
(Stratford Theatre actual performance. Apply
Royal) Further Education
High level of
experience in theatre
University or drama
in stage management.
1. Choose the job above that you are most interested in and explain why it
appeals to you:
I was interested in the job tasks of a journalist; I love English and researching news
and information. It would be exciting to travel to find new and holding interviews for
different people I don’t know.
2. Describe the skills that you think may be required to excel at this job and say
why they are important.
I think you would need to be good with grammar because writing articles consist of
neat, readable sentences and words. I think if you want to be a journalist you need to
be determined and demanding to find out important facts and statistics that may
interest your audience. I also think you need to be self-less because sometimes you
need to sacrifice sociable/personal events to go to a scene and report on the event.
3. What are the main Do’s and Don’ts of the job?
The main do’s of being a journalist is be punctual and on task, to find out certain
information you should research more than once and use successful, trustworthy sources.
Another thing is that you should state your sources e.g. websites. The main do not’s of
being a journalist is to not make up facts and figures. In certain articles you need to not
be bias or add your opinion. Another don’t of being a journalist is not to use it for your
own benefit for instance writing an article on a celebrity that’s negative just because you
don’t like them.
4. Does the job involve issues of risk and health and safety? Explain.
Sometimes you have to go and report on scenes that are dangerous but you’ve just got
to handle it and be as safe as you can to ensure that both you and the research are able
5. Is this a very competitive job market? Are there usually many vacancies for
such a post?
Yes, I believe it is a competitive market many journalists are needed for newspapers
or magazines and sometimes websites. It is an exciting, high-paid job that many
people are interested in.
6. Are most people in this job free lancers or regular salary workers, or is it
I think that it isn’t balanced, many journalists work for newspapers, magazines, and
websites etc. free lancers need their work to be published which is hard in this
7. a) Why do you think that you are right for the job?
I think I would be good for the job because I am organised and punctual. I can meet
deadlines and I am very serious and determined to get facts that I want and need I can
research on any subject and can notice whether I am using a safe source. I can report
and write short, precise, relevant articles that interest a target audience. I am also
willing to give up my time to do my job.
b) Evaluate your readiness for this job. What skills do you need to develop?
What other kinds of preparation do you need to make for this job?
I need to develop my listening skills in order to get the right information on a
subject I also need to prepare to devote most of my time to fulfil my job tasks.
Use the grid below to list organisations you know that employ people for this
job. If you know the name of anyone who has been a big success at this job, then
list his/her/their name(s) in the second column.
ORGANISATIONS SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE
BBC JONATHON ROSS
MTV BASE TREVOR NELSON
THE SUN DOMINIC MOHAM
ROYAL LONDON THEATRE CHRISTOPHER RICH
SOURCES (list the sources from which you gathered your information):