No two days are ever the same - your day depends on what is happening in the world of news: some days are big news days, some are quiet.
The BBC promotes multi-tasking so there's plenty of opportunities to learn new skills. I learnt to edit, floor manage and to cover library and news transmission assistant roles.
There is generally a very upbeat positive vibe at the BBC. In the main, you work in TV because you love it and don't mind the long and unpredictable hours. There's a strong team work ethos.
The hardest part of the job is the long and unpredictable hours, but you tend to survive on adrenalin due to the live broadcast nature. The most enjoyable part is the people you work with - the team spirit and the reward of a successful broadcast.
Freelance work meaning irregular and insecure employment