FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We want applying for Ones to Watch to be as straightforward as possible. We hope that any questions you might have will be answered here, but if there's anything else you want to know please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ones to Watch aims to attract talented people from all backgrounds. If you require this information in a different format or need to apply in a different format, please email email@example.com or call 0207 843 0146.
Question: How much does it cost?
Answer: Ones to Watch is free – this includes a pass for the Edinburgh Television Festival and accommodation in Edinburgh.
Question: I live and work outside of the UK – can I apply?
Answer: Ones to Watch is geared towards giving people a career boost in the UK TV industry – the scheme wouldn’t benefit you fully if you live and work outside of the UK. You must at least have the right to work in the UK/be planning to do so and consider the travel costs of getting yourself to Edinburgh as this is the one aspect of the scheme we do not cover.
Question: Which areas of the industry can apply for Ones to Watch?
Answer: We welcome applications from people working in any area of TV in any genre. The only people we don’t accept applications from are people who only work in on-camera roles such as presenter or actor. However, if you do either of these alongside an off camera function such as producing you would still be eligible. Below you’ll find some of the roles Ones to Watch delegates have held in the past/ the departments they have worked in. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list; if you are unsure whether you are eligible to apply then please do not hesitate to get in contact on firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Production (Producer, AP)
- Development (Development Producer, AP)
- Production Management (Production Manager, Production Coordinator)
- Post Production (Editor)
- Scripted (Screenwriter, Script Editor, Scripted Development)
- Broadcast Journalism
- Business Affairs
- Talent Agent
- Passion for television and the television industry
- Awareness of the key issues facing the industry
- What benefit you would get from Ones to Watch
- A desire to give back, improve the industry and be part of a supportive community
Question: What are the stages of the application process?
Answer: After the online application, successful candidates will be invited to interview with one member of the TV Foundation team and an industry expert. These will take place via Zoom throughout June. We will then check references for our top candidates and make offers taking into account your application answers, interview and references.
Answer: We are committed to making our programmes and the Festival as inclusive as possible. You can see the Festival’s accessibility policies here. If there are any reasonable accommodations you require to be able to participate in the assessment process or in the programme we will make them and cover the associated costs. If you have any questions about access or inclusion please email email@example.com.
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