Author Archives: David Spencer

Latest Radio/Audio Jobs

Here is my selection of the latest vacancies across radio in the UK and abroad. Let me know if you would like to apply as I can help improve your CV and application. Check the mentoring section here for some … Continue reading

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Latest TV/Video Jobs

Here is my selection of the best vacancies across TV in production and journalism, plus video opportunities too. Let me know if you would like to apply as I can help improve your CV and application. Check the mentoring section … Continue reading

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New Year – New Job?

Apparently this past week (around the 15th of January) is when those promises you’ve made of a new fitness regime and eating more healthily flounder under the weight of the daily grind. That’s two weeks into 2019 and most New … Continue reading

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GCSEs and A Levels: An unfair examination of ambition

As media outlets donated more time to school achievers in the annual reporting of GCSE and A Level results, I thought I would reassure those teenagers that feel forgotten at this time of year. Away from the cheering blondes on … Continue reading

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Creating a CV – avoiding cliches

There was a recent study of CVs that highlighted the most used words by candidates. It underlined a key thing I emphasise to clients; as a journalist you are encouraged to avoid cliche, so why not do the same in … Continue reading

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Quality Not Quantity, It’s Not Always Best For Radio

When considering awards for radio programmes, judges are often looking for great content; something dynamic, engaging, different, magical. But also they are looking for how that content was recorded. One of the key things looked at in a news or … Continue reading

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Why Journalism Should Reclaim ‘Fake News’ From Donald Trump

This month saw the very origins of fake news; April Fools’ Day. Newspapers, radio and some TV love a good April fool. Making up a story that is so ridiculous some believe it, before a face palm moment after a … Continue reading

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Video Killed The Football Star

I have a feeling that football is about to enter one of the most critical points of its history. The game’s lawmakers have approved the international use of Video Assistant Referees – VAR – and the technology will now likely … Continue reading

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Knowing your sport – it’s not just a hobby for a newsreader

Reading a very insightful blog about radio news recently there was a reference to sport coverage and that the writer would treat this separately. It’s not unusual to have different rules or advice for covering sport and what we deem … Continue reading

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Classy radio that is continually underrated

In radio training a key acronym that I was taught and is still as pertinent two decades later is KISS; keep it simple stupid (or similar versions). The premise is obvious but often the best and most magical moments of … Continue reading

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