Media Placements

Below you will find details and an overview of each of the media placements. 

When you apply, if there is only one that you are interested in, you can choose just that one work placement specifically, or if you are interested in more than one, you can choose to apply for more.  There is also the choice to apply for all seven options! 

Have a look and see which of the media placements really inspires and excites you. 

ITV Sport

Organisation: ITV Sport

Length of placement: Six weeks

Renumeration during placement: London Living Wage plus on location expenses

Number of placements offered: 1x Broadcast Production Assistant

Qualifications required: None

Key skills for placement: Knowledge and passion/interest for horse racing; computer literacy.

Any other previous experience required: None

Any other desirables: An interest in Television Broadcast, enthusiastic, keen to learn.

Placement overview

Week one: onboarding at ITV Sport

Week two: placement with live broadcast production team at ITV Sport office

Week three: placement with live broadcast production team on location

Week four: placement with live broadcast production team in office and on location

Week five: placement with live broadcast production team in office and on location

Week six: placement with live broadcast production team in office and on location

NB. As most racing takes place at weekends this placement will involve working weekends with some early starts.

JSC Communications

Organisation: JSC Comms

Length of placement: Six weeks

Renumeration during placement: Paid but TBD

Number of placements offered: 1

Qualifications required: None

Key skills for placement: Knowledge of horse racing and an enthusiasm to consume news and sport through all types of media

Any other previous experience required: None

Any other desirables: Creativity / Storytelling / Enthusiasm

Placement overview

Week one: Introduction to JSC Comms, the areas of business and its clients

Week two: Placement with videographers on location

Week three: Video editing

Week four: Social media and content creation

Week five: Client focus – Cazoo Derby

Week six: Talent management and representation

Racing TV logo

Organisation: Racecourse Media Group

Length of placement: Five weeks

Renumeration during placement: £2,500 Total bursary + relevant expenses

Number of placements offered: 2

Qualifications required: None

Key skills for placement: If interested in an editorial role, then an interest and knowledge of horse racing is essential. For a more technical role, basic computer literacy.

Any other previous experience required: None

Any other desirables: Keen, enthusiastic and full of ideas

Placement overview

Week one: Introduction to television production, spending time with each area of the gallery (directors / producers / graphics / sound / EVS / online team)

Week two: Editorial – the week is spent with an allocated Assistant Producer and will include filming, editing and a day with the presenters on course

After Week 2, we will decide with the internee which area they have seen they would like to see more of and then we will set the internee a project to complete in the remaining three weeks. Examples would be:-

If the interest is in filming, we would help them to produce their own 5 minute film that would be broadcast on the channel / online / social media.

If the interest were in presenting, we would assign one of our presenters as a mentor and give the internee some media training, with a view to appearing on the channel at the end of the three weeks.

Equine Productions logo

Organisation: Equine Productions

Length of placement: Three weeks

Renumeration during placement: National Minimum Wage plus accommodation costs covered during placement

Number of placements offered: 2

Qualifications required: No qualifications needed. All we require is someone that is passionate about racing/film making, with a hard working ethics and a desire for creativity.

Key skills for placement: Experience with editing or cameras preferred but not necessary

Any other previous experience required: None

Any other desirables: An interest with racing or content creation

Placement overview

Equine Productions is an award winning independent productions company that creates content to promote the sport of horse racing and bring the creative and equine worlds together, to produce engaging content to inspire and motivate new audiences.

During your time in the placement with us you will work with several different parts of the business, working on creatives, editing, filming and possibly a day working with our JockeyCam team if the timing allows.

RaceTech logo

Organisation: RaceTech

Length of placement: Intermittent dates over a period of 3-6 weeks

Renumeration during placement: To be agreed with placement provider

Number of placements offered: 1

Qualifications required: Educated to GCSE level

Key skills for placement: A keen interest in Outside Broadcast, TV sports coverage, media technology

Any other previous experience required: A driving licence & use of a vehicle

Any other desirables: An interest in sports, media, technology

Placement overview

A general introduction to RaceTech’s multiple operations on racedays will be given, explaining the key roles and the unique requirements for working on Outside Broadcasts at racecourses. Health and Safety is a key part of training.

Work experience will include gaining an understanding of our operations by working alongside Camera crew, Directors, VT operators, Photo finish operators and Public Address engineer/operators.

Most of the learning to take place at racecourses although some time in our Media Department will also be available. A schedule of placement days will be arranged to suit the location of the intern.

Racing Post logo

Organisation: Racing Post

Length of placement: Eight weeks

Renumeration during placement: Paid, but to be agreed

Number of placements offered: 1

Qualifications required: N/A, although A-level (or equivalent) in English desirable

Key skills for placement: Foundational racing knowledge; passion to learn more about the sport; interest in digital journalism; good standard of written English

Any other previous experience required: None

Any other desirables: Examples of creativity (creating content, e.g. for social media)

Placement overview

Indicative eight-week programme (example only):

Week one: introduction to the Racing Post

Week two: working with digital news creation teams

Week three: working with digital news creation teams

Week four: working with digital news production & tipping teams

Week five: working with social media team

Week six: working with video team

Week seven: project based on area of aptitude shown over prior six weeks

Week eight: further project work

This placement will take place principally at the Racing Post office on Stamford Street, London.

Sky Sports Racing logo
At The Races logo

Organisation: Sky Sports Racing & At The Races

Length of placement: Six weeks

Renumeration during placement: Paid, but to be agreed with employer

Number of placements offered: 2

Qualifications required: N/A

Key skills for placement: Knowledge and passion for horse racing

Any other previous experience required: None

Any other desirables: An interest in broadcast or digital media

Placement overview

Week one: onboarding at Sky Sports and At The Races

Week two: placement with live broadcast production team at Sky Sports

Week three: placement with live broadcast production team on location

Week four: placement with features producer at Sky Sports

Week five: placement with social/digital team at At The Races

Week six: placement with the website team at At The Races

*Placement will be based at two separate locations, The Sky Sports campus in Osterley and Millbank Tower in Central London