Tough to say goodbye to BBC Radio Manchester after three months fly by
29 March 2019
Today I have left my role as a Digital Broadcast Journalist at BBC Radio Manchester after three months producing 'digital-first' content.
Helping to tell human stories of those across Greater Manchester, I produced 22 videos during my time at the station that is now rapidly approaching its 50th year anniversary.
Launched in 1970, the station covers Greater Manchester and north-east Cheshire, providing news, music and chat. With social media becoming an ever-increasing aspect of broadcasting, I was tasked with encapsulating the tales and spirit of Manchester in videos rarely lasting over two minutes.
New BBC News digital video guidelines, specifying a 9:16 aspect ratio, took a while to get used to. I therefore decided to film the majority of my content portrait on an iPhone 7 in 4K. This ensured that 'digital-first' approach, ensuring flexibility to crop to 16:9 should content be required on television.
I'd like to thank everyone at BBC Radio Manchester for their support and encouragement during my time at the station. It was a really great learning experience, adapting to a busy news environment whilst ensuring my content complied editorially. I hope to return sometime soon.
Earlier this week, I announced I would be joining BBC quiz show A Question of Sport as a Production Runner. Joining the team to provide graphic design, logistical and administrative support, I can't wait to get started on one of Britain's favourite television shows. Read more here.