How I became a national news reporter: Colin Stone, STV

Colin Stone is a production journalist for STV. His job involves chasing stories, live reporting and reading the news on national television. At just 24, Colin is a rising star within Scottish media. That doesn’t mean he knows how to tie a tie though… Q: You’re young to be reading the news on national TV! […]

How I became a vintage make-up artist: Fiona Poliri, Bygone Bombshell

Fiona Poliri, 31, spends her days powdering noses and perfecting vintage waves. Working as a hair stylist and make-up artist for Bygone Bombshell Beauty Parlour, Fiona transports her clients’ style to a different era in time. We caught up with her to ask how she turned her love of make-up and vintage fashion into a career. […]

How I became a Head Chef : Stephen Crawford, Black Dove

At just 23, Stephen Crawford is the Head Chef at critically acclaimed, high-end restaurant Black Dove. So how exactly did Stephen land such a great job at such a young age? Hard work, long hours and a love of fantastic food. We asked Stephen for his tips on training and his insider knowledge of life […]

Media careers: The producer and presenter

Rachael Fulton is a producer and presenter at STV Glasgow. She produces Jak and Edie’s Scottish Kitchen, presents See What You Missed and also works researcher and assistant producer on the channels’ Riverside Show. You sound really busy! What does your job involve? Jak and Eddie is a half-hour cookery programme filmed as-live in the STV […]

Media careers: The editorial assistant

Laura Donaldson, originally from Edinburgh, graduated from Caledonian University over the summer, and now works in London as an editorial assistant at heat magazine. What does your job involve day to day? Completing administration tasks such as answering the phones, handing out the post, and booking transport for colleagues, transcribing interviews for the team and […]

Media careers: The Magazine Editor

Lindsay Cochrane, 28 from Airdrie, is the editor of Source Magazine (that’s right – the mag!), and its sister publications Enable and Teachers’ Resource. She’s worked in journalism for over 10 years – here’s what she’s done along the way. Why did you want to become an editor? I’ve always loved writing, I’ve always been […]

Careers in the media

The media industry is a fast-paced, ever-moving place to work, with a diverse range of roles available across film, TV, newspapers, magazines, websites, radio and beyond! We caught up with a few people making their mark in the media to find out what their job is really like. The magazine editor – Lindsay Cochrane The editorial […]

Creepy jobs

With Halloween just around the corner, we’ve been exploring some of the weirdest, most wonderful and downright creepy career paths to see how you could take a passion for the paranormal, a flavour for the freaky, a marvel for the morbid and a curiosity for the creepy and turn it into a proper job. Mortician […]

Fashion careers: boutique owner

Samantha Harvie, 29, owns fashion boutique Solo in Glasgow’s West End. The young entrepreneur offers some insight into running your own retail business. Tell us a bit about your company. Solo is an independent fashion boutique that has been open since 1984. We stock a wide range of designers that caters for ladies of all ages. […]