As part of our programme, we have three leading media companies based in Dunedin, offering their space to you. MediaWorks, NZME and Otago Access Radio (OAR) are all integrated media companies that provide a wide range of media services. We recently asked all three about the industry, what it involves, how you can get involved and most importantly, why you should get involved.
OAR’s Youth Zone allows youth to volunteer with the aim of learning new skills and have fun while organising and creating their own radio shows. There are nine different shows with 44 youth participating and engaging in developing the shows produced.
MediaWorks play the role of the collective that brings all of the media platforms together under one umbrella. As a collective, they reach out to 97% of New Zealanders per year. They are always aiming to keep up with the latest trends that help them position themselves where they need to be.
NZME is the result of bringing together three NZ media brands, APN NZ, The Radio Network (TRN) and GrabOne and unifying them under one overarching banner. The result is an organisation with a portfolio of radio, digital, e-commerce and print brands producing content that targets NZ audiences.
Kate From NZME: “It’s all about coming in and seeing us, giving us a snapshot of who you are. We want someone who isn’t afraid to fail and giving everything their best shot.”
Janine from MediaWorks: “It is all about being memorable… You’ve got to be passionate! It’s all about getting your foot in the door and coming in and expressing your interest. It is then we know that you are a driven person and then more opportunities will come from there.”
Domi from OAR: “If you know where you want to go, you can make little steps that all add up to something. Volunteer, get out there and get involved with something that you want to do. Get as much experience as you can.”
Janine from MediaWorks: “It’s always about being fun - We are all about entertainment, and the environment needs to represent what we are presenting. We need to be upbeat, bright and creative - We focus on being creative because that’s what we do. That’s why the age variance is important because people bring different personalities within different age brackets.”
Domi from OAR: “Youth is a section of society that is under heard in mainstream media so they have the opportunity to come in and create shows that they are interested in they wouldn’t be able to do that anywhere else.”If you are interested in the media industry and are keen to explore any of these companies get in touch with them through our site and they can show you first hand what their team do and most importantly how you can get involved.