10 Jul MADE Television – supporting Student TV across the UK
Made Television, the leading city TV network, is reaching over 4 million viewers per month across six channels in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool and Tyne and Wear.
With more stations set to launch this year, including Made in Teesside, the Network will more than double in size in just over two years since launch. With over 150 staff, attracting multi-skilled and talented individuals is essential for the continued success of the company. From graduates and apprentices to experienced staff, the workforce is an eclectic mix of people, all with the same aim and commitment: to make Made TV the best Network it can possibly be.
A sample of some of the staff who have made a big impact in only a short time include the following individuals.
If you would like to join the team and make the most of the exciting opportunities available at Made TV, send your CV and showreel to [email protected]
Andy Seddon – Made in Leeds & Liverpool
Andy’s TV career also started in Student TV – he was an integral part of NaSTA-affiliated Leeds Student TV in his three years at University studying Broadcast Journalism. In his first year he went on to win Best on Screen Male at the NaSTA Awards, and later rounded off his time at University playing a crucial role in the LSTV News Team, winning Best News & Current Affairs Programme. When it came to applying for jobs this stood him in great stead, first with a contract at BBC Look North, but soon moving onto a fresh and more challenging role at Made Television. Andy started his Made TV career as a Video Journalist for the Made in Leeds news team. Quickly Andy’s career progressed within the growing company, with additional responsibilities in producing, directing (and often presenting) the channel’s Current Affairs output, later expanding to his promotion to Head of News & Current Affairs for Made in Leeds in November 2015.
In late 2016 Made TV had Andy move temporarily back to his home city of Liverpool to work as Launch Manager for the all-new Made in Liverpool channel. Andy now works as Regional Head of Production & News across Made in Leeds and Made in Liverpool – driving the daily and weekly programming teams and shaping new programming both locally and across the Made Television network.
George Hancorn – Made in Birmingham
Opting for an experience-based entry into the media foregoing the University route, George started his Made TV journey back in 2015 working as a freelance presenter on the then daily magazine show, for Made in Bristol. After spending time gaining experience across both presenting and pre/post-production, he then began producing the daytime magazine show, The Lowdown; whilst also working on a highlights/best-of show, The Bristol Lifestyle Show alongside providing editorial assistance on a range of other programmes for the station.
George was subsequently offered a full-time position as part of the Bristol team and towards the end of 2016 moved to Birmingham to help launch Made TV’s most recent addition, Made in Birmingham. He is now the full time producer and presenter of the daily magazine show in Birmingham, The Lowdown, the flagship show that has a weekly reach of over 100,000 viewers.
Kerry Maule – Made in Leeds
Student television was the core and light of Kerry’s degree experience and none of her time at the University of Leeds would have been half as fun or as helpful without being a member at LSTV.
In 2014 Kerry won Best Female Presenter representing Leeds Student Television at the NaSTA awards. In 2016, after spending 2015 studying journalism in America, NaSTA came to Leeds and Kerry was asked to co-host the evening with CBBC’s Ricky Boleto.
After graduating, Kerry was approached by Made in Leeds TV with an offer of potentially being a presenter on the channel. By May 2016 she became the co-host of the day time magazine programme The Lowdown. Kerry is now the Senior Producer of the programme, with editorial control of the show and heavy pre and post production involvement.
Jordan Mann – Made in Tyne & Wear
Jordan graduated from the University of Sunderland with a first class degree in Magazine Journalism, and went on to win the Best Student Magazine award for his work on Gay Life, a magazine he set up to help young gay men struggling with their sexuality. After graduating, Jordan was hired by the university to launch the mediaHUB, home to Spark Sunderland, SR News, Northern Lights, Fashion North and SportsByte. During his time at the mediaHUB, Jordan worked as the editor of hyperlocal news platform SR News, and helped to relaunch Spark Sunderland’s website.
Jordan joined the Made in Tyne & Wear team as a News Planner in April 2015, where he worked closely with the editor to find the stories that matter to the people of Tyne & Wear. Behind the scenes, Jordan took the lead on the gallery operations for the channel, helping to launch popular shows such as the multi-platform programme Made with Pride. Jordan was promoted to News Editor in July 2016 and is passionate about ensuring the Tyne & Wear News team continue to tell the stories that matter to the people living and working in our region.