A Digital Career in Children’s Television

Where: Media Factory – Room 210

Time: 11am-1pm

How to have a multi-platform career in BBC Children’s TV

Learn how to navigate your way through digital opportunities at the BBC and how to make the most of the multi-platform skills you have already.

This year the BBC announced its biggest investment in children’s services in a generation, an additional £34 million across the three years to 2019/20, over and above existing budgets, a large percentage of which will be through multi-platform content. From Social Media, Mobile Apps, Games and Online content, speak to BBC Head of Children’s Production, Helen Bullough and hear how best to make your mark in Children’s TV at the BBC.

Helen will be joined by two of her BBC colleagues, Mark Owen & Victoria Goodwin, who will speak about entry routes into BBC Children’s and Multi-platform Production.

About Helen Bullough:

Helen Bullough is Head of CBBC Production, with responsibility for all in house production for CBBC in MediaCityUK, Salford.

Helen leads a team of over 200 staff, creating shows such as Blue Peter, Newsround, Tracy Beaker Returns, Legend Of Dick And Dom and Serious Explorers. Helen has previously been Head of Entertainment Production North in Manchester and Head of Vision North and was responsible for a team of 130 staff in Manchester that produced key network shows including Mastermind, Question of Sport, Dragon’s Den and Antiques Master.

Helen joined the BBC in 1991 as a Broadcast Journalist Trainee in News, moving to Manchester in 1993 to work on the Daytime and Features slate. She has worked in the North ever since on a wide range of output ranging from religious documentaries to Rough Guides; Fred Dibnah to Dragon’s Den.