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Media Students Invited to Bristol Publishing Company

Released: 21.02.14

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The students networked with key editorial staff from titles such as BBC Wildlife, Perfect Wedding and Who Do You Think You Are? They talked to staff about life in the magazine industry.

Immediate Media employ 300 people in Bristol and a further 550 in London and Manchester. It is the biggest magazine and digital publisher in the South West and sells 70 million magazines a year.

Production Director Sarah Powell and Group Editor for Branded Content, Dan Linstead, spoke to the students about how to break into the industry and they explained the skills Immediate Media look for when hiring new employees.

Student Naomi Baldwin said, ‘All the people we spoke to were very encouraging about what we would be doing during work experience and said that we would get a chance to do some writing jobs.

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