June 19, 2008
As part of the Sky Young Journalists Awards 2008 five young journalists from Sky News describe different aspects of their career so far.
The best thing about my job (sports producer) is:
1) Every day is different to another. One day I could be chasing an interview with Tim Henman and the other I could be putting together a report on the World Snooker Championships.
2) The job can involve everything from "cutting" pictures for a sports bulletin very quickly to get them on TV... to going on location to actually do interviews and helping a correspondent to put together his report .
3) Meeting and chatting to many powerful and famous people. I've had a chance to interview both Alistair Darling (now Chancellor then Trade Secretary) & then Lib Dem leader Ming Campbell, and to meet Sir Steve Redgrave and Dame Kelly Holmes.
4) The people I work with. We are always talking about the big sporting issues of the day. Whether it's which club Jose Mourinho should join or if Kevin Pietersen is England's best batsman, there are always debates and arguments to be had in between all the hard work!
5) And finally one of the best things is actually telling people what you do as a sports producer on Sky News. It's always a great way to start a conversation and always gets people asking "how did you end up doing that?" and what kind of things do you do in the job?