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Lymeboy
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from London to Singapore, jobs in broadcast television

Postby Lymeboy » Tue, 15 May 2007 3:07 am

Hi all,

My very first post so be gentle. I've been a lurker for a couple of years now but only just gotten round posting.

Situation:

I'm a Singaporean who's currently based in London, working for the largest media company in the world. Significant Other (SO) and I have been speaking about moving back to Singapore for a couple of years now (She's English and I've been away for 8-9 years now). Happens that she's just been offered a fantastic job in Singapore and will leave for Singers in Aug. I've never actually worked in my own country before and was wondering about the state of the the broadcast/ cable/ film industry. I'm a senior broadcast designer and have worked on many above-the-line campaigns for global brands (Nokia, Shell, Philips, Rolex, Chevron, UBS etc etc etc), and my work is seen daily by over 200 million people around the world, what are the job prospects (if any!!!) for me? I would preferably want to find employment with a big broadcaster like NBC, Disney, BBC World etc, but suspect that when the going gets tough, I might have to resort to doing catalogues for NTUC Fairprice or the like.

Questions:

any job propects?

anyone with jobs??

I know of Aquent, who recruit for creative industries, are there any others?

any websites that I should be looking at more closely? (eg, more focussed towards media/ broadcast/ creative etc)

anyone got a list of big broadcasters with a base in singapore?

I understand and accept that the move back to Singers won't be great for my career as London really is the place to be for TV/ film, but there are other considerations as well.

Any help/ info will be most appreciated.

Cheerios all.

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Postby Lymeboy » Wed, 16 May 2007 4:48 pm

Anything at all peeps? I know there are some advertising gurus among you.

Thanks~!

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hope this helps

Postby adelinelee » Fri, 25 May 2007 3:36 pm

This is my first post here as well. cant profess to be an advertising guru but have you tried looking at some of the bigger advertising firms in Singapore? Im sure they've got a position for you.

I used to work in broadcast TV in Singapore for two years before moving here to study and be with my significant other. Im also currently seeking a job here for a couple of years in London before we both move back home to Singapore. I was wondering whether I could get some advice from you. I really want to get into broadcast tv here. but my experience in Singapore doesnt seem to count for anything :(

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Postby E-T » Fri, 25 May 2007 9:11 pm

Here's a few...

Mediacorp is hiring Producers for News and Current Affairs. (English)

CNBC Asia is hiring Assistant Producer.

Walt Disney (SEA) Pte Ltd is hiring On-Air Promotional Producer (Free Lance & Contract Basis), Producer/Editor.

Key Media is hiring Conference Producer.

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Postby aalkaff » Mon, 28 May 2007 7:59 pm

I know that Mediacorp is hiring now. I suggest you send your detailed resume to them.

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Postby Lymeboy » Tue, 29 May 2007 5:34 am

Thanks for the info people, keep it coming! I've already applied a couple of the jobs mentioned above and a few others but so far no joy. I'm pretty sure I'm at least interview material but wonder if my being abroad in London at the moment is putting people off. Any thoughts?

adelinelee: what position are you seeking? more info on your skills, education, experience and I may be able to shed some light for you. It is a very very competitive industry here in London and its often harder to get in than to move once you're in.


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