Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Media and Communication

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Get Your First Job in TV

Speakman Lecture Theatre, Clothworkers’ Building Central

TV Line Producer, Jude Winstanley, guides you through all the essential tools to equip you successfully for a job behind the TV camera, including; CV writing, building a career, job hunting, networking successfully and top tips for surviving as a freelancer in TV.


Jude Winstanley is a freelance, broadcast television Line Producer with over 20 years experience in programme making. Jude also founded and runs the free, TV jobs vacancy site theunitlist.com alongside the day job, produces events for the Royal Television Society and is currently consulting on the new Apprenticeships for 2017.

Starting in 1997 as a Runner, she progressed through the roles of Production Secretary and Production Coordinator before becoming a Production Manager in 2004 and stepped up to the role of Line Producer in 2016.

Jude’s role sees her responsible for managing production teams of just 3 to 50+ personnel, creating budgets and schedules, location management, shoot setups, health and safety, kit & technology, recruitment, compliance, accounts, post production, in-job training and recruitment.

She has arranged overseas rescue of personnel under armed guard, setup shoots all over the world (and a nightclub loo in Crawley) and once had Robbie Williams sing at her.

Wide ranging credits include entertainment formats (Don’t Watch That Watch This, Mashed, Viral Tap), factual entertainment (Beauty and the Geek, Mad About The House, Made Over By), observational documentary(Fix My Family, The Woman With No Face ), multi-camera fixed rig (The Nightclub Toilet) and children’s programming (Smile, Show Me What You’re Made Of).

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