Creative & Cultural Careers Festival
  2nd - 6th March

Talks, Events & Workshops



March 4 / 13:15-14:15 / Lecture Theatre 1, Appleton Tower

Short presentations and Q&As. Are you interested in Print or Broadcast Journalism? Come to this event and get the inside scoop. Our industry panel will talk about the realities of life as a journalist; the kinds of skills and attributes that are required to succeed; and give hints & tips for breaking into the sector. After initial presentations there’ll be the opportunity for further questions.


Chris Deerin, Partner, Charlotte Street Partners, Chris is former Political Editor of the Daily Record, former Executive Editor of Scotland on Sunday and former Head of Comment for The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and Telegraph. In 2014, Chris moved back to Scotland to help found, a strategic communications company based in Edinburgh and London and writes a column for the Scottish Daily Mail and Management Today.

Colin Mckerchar, Talent Manager, BBC Arts Television. Colin has over 15 years of leadership experience in the creative industries. Currently, he is a Talent Manager for BBC Arts television and an Executive Coach across the UK. His production experience includes; Broadcast Journalism, Radio Production, Television Presenting, and latterly, specialising in a number of senior roles including Organisational development and Leadership performance.

Peter Murray is a Community Outreach Manager for Media Trust. He is responsible for organising and delivering MT’s training workshops as well as helping to produce editions of the series of #BrilliantScotland TV programmes on Media Trust’s Community Channel. In addition, he is helping to develop the next phase of our Local 360 work by helping identify and mentor new community journalists around the country. Before coming to MediaTrust, he co-edited a news website and worked as a trainer in social media, video and podcasting. He is a former BBC radio producer and reporter.

Rosamund West, Editor-in-chief, The Skinny, will tell the story of The Skinny from setting the magazine up in an Edinburgh flat in 2005 to its current operations of two magazines in Scotland and Northwest England employing 18 full time staff.