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.
5 December 2022
Want my job? with director Michael J. Diamond
"Don’t worry about not knowing anyone in the industry. Don’t worry about your poor exam results affecting your career. Go online and watch tutorials on how to film, direct, edit, and do it. Your smartphone is more powerful and capable than some of the kits I had when studying."
1 December 2022
Want my job? with Creative Director for Reem Gallery Phoebe Minson
"Become obsessed, take notes, stick your neck out, make your own opportunities and don’t be afraid or put off by inconvenience or hard work."
28 November 2022
Want my job? with graphic designer Sandra Prieto
"If you like it, do it! You have to be constant and always learning, do not stop studying, and also do not pay attention to people who try to underestimate your work."
24 November 2022
Want my job? with Debutots franchisee Jennifer David
"There’s no ‘fast forward’ button, you just have to be consistent, determined, persevere, look ahead, and keep taking all the steps that need to be taken."
22 November 2022
Interview with BAFTA nominated composer, Olivier Deriviere
Composer for games like Greedfall and Dying Light 2, Olivier Deriviere has just been nominated at the Game Awards for his work on A Plague Tale: Requiem. We talk to him about his career, his love for video games, and his advice for young people.
21 November 2022
Want my job? with actress, model and reporter Gemma Gordon
"Don’t feel like you have to go to university or college if you would rather start working right away. Really understand what you are naturally good at and genuinely interested in, and follow that path."
17 November 2022
Want my job? with Jordan Richards founder of RCCO creative agency
"Sometimes more work can seem like you are achieving more, but it's about the quality and impact of work that matters."
14 November 2022
Want my job? with Harvey Morton award-winning entrepreneur and podcast host
"My parents always worked so hard, and while I had a really tough time throughout school and into sixth form and university due to lots of bullying, they always encouraged me to keep going and taught me the importance of being grateful for everything I had rather than being upset about anything I couldn’t control."
14 November 2022
Want my job? with CEO Karen Everett
"My school’s career advisor told me I should aim to be a secretary. I really hope the advice given out today is better. I knew I wanted a career change but had to get away from London and clear my head to discover what I wanted to do."
10 November 2022
Want my job? with PR veteran Natalie Trice
Having worked in PR for 25 years, Natalie Trice shares her wisdom and gives advice to young people who want to follow a PR career.
9 November 2022
Interview with Matt Taylor, Executive Director of Music Producers Guild
Award winning recording engineer and Executive Director of the Music Producers Guild Matt Taylor talks about his work, his upcoming book, and his experience of growing up in the care system.
7 November 2022
Want my job? with founder of EMBR Brand Agency Melissa Matson
"If I ever doubt myself, I always go back to the reason WHY I started the agency. There’s always a personal ‘why’ and a larger business ‘why.’ But your ‘why’ should always give you the motivation to keep going through the tough days. If it doesn’t, then it’s not the right one."
3 November 2022
Want my job? with freelance presenter and commercial model Linda E
"I feel very blessed to be in this industry. There is so much variety in what I do, I can never get bored. I get to meet some incredible people and get to go to some really cool events too."
14 October 2022
Interview with actress Emma Manton
Emma has previous credits in the Office, Silent Witness and Doctors, and is now touring with the The Royal Shakespeare Company
30 September 2022
Want my job? with refugee charity worker Joe Harvey
We spoke to Joe Harvey about his career as a charity worker and the road he took to get there.
28 September 2022
Want my job? with Toby Leary, freelance director of photography
"Not one day is the same. I get to work with fantastic, hard working people, people who really have you back through the thick and thin. It’s such a special moment when everything comes together and you’re looking at the monitor like ‘Wow…we did this?!"
22 September 2022
Interview with filmmaker and editor Daisy Ifama
"You will learn so much from trying to shoot or edit or produce and it will make you better at your job."
22 September 2022
Want my job? with Bookbrunch reporter, writer, and interviewer Lucy Nathan
"To me, that balance is what matters, and it's a real joy that this job provides me with both that balance and something I am sincerely interested in and that gives me satisfaction."