Christoper has learned some very valuable lessons while on his Sky Sports News Work Experience
"Throughout my experience, I’ve always had the chance to receive helpful feedback about my content and abilities from the professionals themselves"
Role: Sky Sports News Work Experience
This isn’t like any role I’ve done before
I love how my two-week placement has taken a rotational structure allowing me to gain as much knowledge as possible. The first three days I spent with the planning team where I was responsible for gathering notes and intel for the reporters to use during press conferences. In the digital marketing team, I was able to manage the live blogging, having the responsibility to cover a cricket story available for instant upload. Seeing my name under my own content on Sky’s online website felt like such a massive achievement as I didn’t think I’d have this opportunity. It's also been great to sit in on the team’s daily meetings where I've been trusted with sensitive information and data. It feels really valuable to know that I’ve been welcomed in as part of the team after such a short period of time. You don’t actually realise how much goes on behind the scenes so it was great to understand the logic behind certain decisions.
This experience has enlightened me to the next steps I can take in order to pursue a career in sport journalism
I would definitely advise other interns to ask as many questions as possible. I’ve made sure that I’ve asked every employee that I’ve had the chance to meet how they got into their specific role, this has given me the opportunity to discover my own options towards the next steps in my career path.
Throughout my experience, I’ve always had the chance to receive helpful feedback about my content and abilities from the professionals themselves. This has allowed me to assess which areas need improvement and which I work well in, I’ve also had the opportunity to sustain advice on my CV in order to help boost future applications which is extremely beneficial.