Producer, News and Current Affairs;
Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in English Language from National University of Singapore
1) What would you consider to be the highlight of your traineeship experience?
I had the opportunity to work as an assistant producer on a documentary series about Singapore’s biodiversity. It was an eye-opening experience, and exciting as well - one day I’d be going deep into the forest to search for a rare ginger plant, another day I’d be on a ferry, travelling to the Southern Islands to interview a coral expert.
2) Is your current role similar to what you did during your traineeship?
My current role is quite different because I now have a lot more responsibilities and creative control of projects. That said, the six months at my traineeship definitely helped prepare me for my current role, as I was able to shadow more experienced producers and pick up skills along the way.
3) What made you return to Mediacorp?
I returned to Mediacorp as it offers the stability and benefits that I was looking for in a career. I also felt that my colleagues and leaders were all talented people that I could potentially learn a lot from.
4) Any advice to students or recent graduates looking for internship/traineeship opportunities in the media industry?
Always come to work being curious, open-minded and willing to learn. Starting out in the media industry can be really tough and daunting, but as one of my supervisors always says, be like a sponge. Make it a point to soak up and learn everything. Also, since you will constantly be pushed out of your comfort zone, it’s important that you learn how to take care and be kind to yourself.
5) Finish the sentence: A day in my role at Mediacorp is…
… exciting, stressful, and always different!