Voicebox: Want my job?
From radio presenters and journalists, to circus performers and festival producers, here we chat to industry professionals about their careers and get advice on how to follow in their footsteps.
15 May 2023
Want my job? with Kyra McDonald, Junior Chief of Staff at Walr
Kyra talks about working as Junior Chief of Staff at Walr, a Market Research Technology company that supports researchers with data creation.
10 May 2023
Want my job? with Rose Slade, Hat Fair Festival Co-ordinator
Hat Fair is the UK's longest running festival of Outdoor Arts, which takes place in Winchester each year.
9 May 2023
Want my job? with Carmel Hart, Research Executive at Walnut Unlimited
Carmel works in the social research team at Walnut Unlimited, helping organisations find out what people think, feel, and experience.
10 April 2023
Want my job? with singer-songwriter Aisha Badru
"One day I bought a guitar, dropped out of college, and gave myself a year to make something happen with my music before enrolling back in my classes."
27 March 2023
Want my job? with Melissa Day, Founder of Niroshini Cosmetic Acupuncture
Talking Therapist and Integrative & Preventative Medicine Practitioner Melissa Day talks about the importance of connecting with yourself, and how her Performing Arts degree led her to where she is today.
20 March 2023
Want my job? with radio presenter Paris Munro
Nonbinary LGBTQ+ broadcaster and musician Paris Munro talks about their career path, reflects on the industry, and offers advice to those who want to follow in their footsteps!
20 March 2023
Want my job? with Head of Creative at Mindful Chef Richard Brownlie-Marshall
"Creativity really is king. It now comes under many different guises and titles, but you see that there is a big appetite for creative minds. When the landscape is ever changing, we can’t rely on the status quo, so creative solutions are needed to continually evolve."
13 March 2023
Want my job? with Imperial Leisure Frontman Denis Smith
"Music is a creative field, if you want your work to be pure and true to you, advice from others is of little use. But at the same time it is worth appreciating that advice and education are not the same thing, it is vital to understand the difference."
6 March 2023
Want my job? with Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter Aaron Horn
"The most challenging aspect of music the business is holding onto the love for music and the creative spark that drives artists while being forced to earn an income from it. So having a way of making money that isn’t music-based and being able to invest in your work can help."
27 February 2023
Want my job? with Junior Digital Designer Cameron Porter
"Despite not being directly related to what I’m doing, my architecture degree has definitely helped me get to this point. I’d like to think it’s given me strong design fundamentals, like conceptual thinking and collaborative practice."
20 February 2023
Want my job? with Author, Performer and Producer Oliver Sykes
"Seeing myself on the page made me realise I could write and tell stories too – children like me could even be the main character – and it empowered me to start writing and telling stories of my own!"
13 February 2023
Want my job? with music, festival and showbiz PR Sacha Taylor-Cox
"Also remember to always treat people with respect, kindness and equality – you never know who you will be passing throughout your life on the way up or down!"
9 February 2023
Want my job? with Yorkshire Women’s Life Magazine Editor Dawn-Maria France
Dawn Maria France is an award-winning Yorkshire Women’s Life Magazine Editor, Children’s Author and Broadcaster.
6 February 2023
Want my job? with CEO Josh Bunce
"Choose something you love so you love what you do, follow your passion and be guided by your gut instinct if you want to succeed."
2 February 2023
Want my job with Celebrity Stylist and Editor at Large Marian Kwei
"You might not feel this way right now but you matter. You might not believe this right now but your opinion counts. You might not get this right now but you being here in this world makes it a better place."
30 January 2023
Want my job? with Underwater Photographer and Photojournalist Lucy Ray
"I feel very lucky to take pictures for a living since it’s so many people’s hobby. It’s a privilege to do something you enjoy as your job."
26 January 2023
Want my job? with Essex House Dolly Nicola Rodriguez
Combining her love for organising with interior design, Nicola Rodriguez started her own company Essex House Dolly.
23 January 2023
Want my job? with Fashion Stylist Emma Lightbown
"Getting experience being on set is key - you can be the most creative stylist in the world, but if you don’t understand how a shoot works and how to behave on set, then you won’t get very far."