‘After finishing the MA I went straight into a job as a Runner for the BBC show Doctors. I had a fantastic four months there but realised that working full-time in production wasn’t really for me! So in February 2012 I started work as a Media Assistant and Production Co-ordinator for Porter Press International; a small publishing company that also runs two Jaguar car clubs and a pub finding website. In this role I regularly shoot and edit films for our websites, digital magazines and PR clients, maintain our websites and make the best rounds of tea for the office.’
Matt currently works at the BBC Drama Village in Selly Oak. Read more about his role and how he got there in this blog.
‘After the course I got a job working on NHS local, a service providing websites and apps for the public and health professionals. This is based at Maverick TV in Digbeth where I did my placement – I made some contacts and luckily was asked back! I do this full time but I’m always looking to get involved in making any kind of films in the spare time I have. ‘
‘I’m back in the Arts Building as the placement co-ordinator and administrator for FTV! I’ve also worked as a freelance researcher for Tinker Taylor, an independent production company in Digbeth, and have been involved with several other projects since leaving the MA – including two days as an Art Department Assistant on the last episode of BBC drama Hustle and writing an eBook for the History in an Hour series’.
‘After completing my MA I was asked to return to the role that I had done on my placement at NHS local, which at the time was based at Maverick in Digbeth. This allowed me to continue working on the digital projects that I had been involved in before, mostly on websites and apps. NHS local merged into Digital Life Sciences and I continued to work with them until earlier in 2014, when I began working for University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust as a Web Content Assistant. In this role I work as part of the web and communications team to create, edit and update the NHS Trust’s websites and social media.’