An article by our Assistant Producer, Will Walters
Now this is a story all about how my life got turned upside down, and I’d like to take a minute to give you the inside scoop, and tell you how I became employed at The Media Group.
After 18 years of intense education with the final four taking place at Nottingham Trent University (NTU), I, like many other graduates of this land, found myself back at home where it all began. Ah, the circle of life. Noodles replaced with slow-cooked concoctions. Mountains of dirty washing replaced with stacks of ironed clothing.
Friends replaced with Jeremy Kyle and Bradley Walsh. Alongside all of this, living back at home on Teesside forced me to be confronted with the reality of being a Middlesbrough FC season ticket holder once again. Fortunately, I’ll be having a bit of time off from that particular brand of torture thanks to the rescue team at The Media Group. Phew.
My four work-filled (I know what you’re thinking) years at NTU consisted of an undergraduate course in Broadcast Journalism, featuring an internship as a Video Journalist at Notts TV in my final year. After learning a great deal from that experience in regards to filming, editing and interviewing I wanted to push myself even further.
I wanted to see if I could achieve a Master’s degree too. That year studying Documentary Journalism gave me a new platform to be creative. This opened my mind to the endless possibilities and powers of video content. I left NTU at the end of it feeling I had done my time in ‘The British Education System’. After producing countless videos for university and my own projects, it was time for a fresh challenge.
After discovering the vacancy for an Assistant Producer at The Media Group my mind was set on obtaining that position and nothing else. Through the stages of the interview process my desire to work with this team grew in an astronomical way. Past projects working with The FA and the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust appealed to me for the links with football and the powerful stories told. Alongside this, every single member of staff I encountered was full of life, humour and had a real hunger for creativity.
I felt immediately at home here with the team and as I write this at the end of my first week, I am full of optimism for what the future will bring.
I intend to harness all the skills I have learnt on my journey so far and put all my efforts into being a success for our clients, the company and myself. I can’t wait to see how much I grow in this position and look forward to producing some amazing pieces of work in the very near future!