7 episodes

Presenter Rachael O’Neill and journalist Olivia Wilson met while working in the radio department of BBC Scotland. They're both in their early 20’s and have found navigating their way through the media industry challenging. With limited information out there, they want to help people progress in their media career or help them get their foot in the door. From investigating crime to creating pop culture content, this podcast covers every aspect of the media, and will provide useful tips and advice along the way.

Media Rookie‪s‬ Olivia Wilson and Rachael O'Neill

    • Careers
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Presenter Rachael O’Neill and journalist Olivia Wilson met while working in the radio department of BBC Scotland. They're both in their early 20’s and have found navigating their way through the media industry challenging. With limited information out there, they want to help people progress in their media career or help them get their foot in the door. From investigating crime to creating pop culture content, this podcast covers every aspect of the media, and will provide useful tips and advice along the way.

    Investigating Crime, Side Hustles and Pizza Hut with Livvy Haydock

    Investigating Crime, Side Hustles and Pizza Hut with Livvy Haydock

    Olivia and Rachael chat to Livvy about her journey into crime, the highs and lows of being a freelancer, and the challenge of balancing side hustles. We also hear some of Livvy's incredible stories from her crime investigations.

    • 37 min
    Getting into Radio and Making a Demo with Calum Macdonald

    Getting into Radio and Making a Demo with Calum Macdonald

    Rachael and Olivia chatted to Times Radio presenter Calum Macdonald about his move from behind the scenes to behind the mic. Calum also shares his best presenting tips and his advice on how to approach radio stations. 

    • 43 min
    Children's News and Battling Nerves with Newsround's Shanequa Paris

    Children's News and Battling Nerves with Newsround's Shanequa Paris

    Olivia and Rachael spoke to Newsround presenter Shanequa Paris about creating news for children, starting a job during a pandemic, and battling nerves. 

    • 35 min
    Networking and Self-Promotion with Stefanie Sword-Williams

    Networking and Self-Promotion with Stefanie Sword-Williams

    Rachael and Olivia speak to Stefanie Sword-Wlliams, author and founder of “F*ck Being Humble”. Tune in to hear about Stefanie’s road to success; and her advice on networking and battling imposter syndrome.

    • 35 min
    Job Interviews and Broadcast Journalism with ITV’s Kit Bradshaw

    Job Interviews and Broadcast Journalism with ITV’s Kit Bradshaw

    Olivia and Rachael sat down with ITV reporter Kit Bradshaw about his career in broadcast journalism and his nuggets of wisdom on getting your first job. Find out how Kit got into the field and hear about some of his on-air mishaps!

    • 34 min
    How To Pitch and Going Under Cover with Ellie Flynn

    How To Pitch and Going Under Cover with Ellie Flynn

    Rachael and Olivia are joined by BBC 3 presenter and investigative journalist Ellie Flynn. Find out how Ellie got into the industry, her journey so far, and her best kept secrets for pitching an idea. 

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

ArtA1910 ,

Lovely hosts and a fantastic listen

Really enjoyed this podcast and the guests are great. Can’t wait to listen to next week’s episode!

Kunaoya ,

Excited for the next one

Great podcast. Looking forward to the other episodes. Keep them coming.

Backstage Brew ,

A dream team!

These two are epic and the concept is brilliant x

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