The guardian angel of DemonFM since its inception in 1995, Chris North is the founder of North Media Talent which houses an impressive showcase of talent on its portfolio; from the likes of Capital’s Ben Sheppard to Radio 1’s Hew Stephens, and many more besides. Working across all media, Chris has a wealth of experience in the media industry; often promoting its opportunities to universities and students. Also a judge for Demo Factor @SRA Con.
An original member of the DemonFM team, Dean has gone on to a vast array of impressive roles. He’s worked on projects and campaigns for major global businesses including Gillette/David Beckham, HP; written features for Cue Entertainment; been appointed as judge for the British Video Association Awards, and even run as an MP.
After his recent stretch on BBC Radio 1 early breakfast, Jordan North is here to detail what it’s like to break into the industry from student radio. A former Spark Sunderland student, he explains how it’s not always as easy as he may make it sound.
Dave left DMU back in 2015 following a postgraduate degree. He kickstarted his interest in Demon Media after experience of Demon TV filming his involvement with the Comedy Society. Following from there, his award winning show on Friday Breakfast with Ricky Lount got him noticed by Capital, gaining him an internship that, less than a year later – led him to being breakfast producer.
A previous Station Manager for DemonTV, Laura left De Montfort in 2008 with a BSc in Media Production and now works as a freelance editor and camera operator. In the time since leaving DMU Laura has worked for the likes of Global; producing, filming and editing content across a variety of their outlets.
Senior Graphic Designer at the BBC, James has worked on graphics for BBC Breakfast, Newsround & North West Tonight designing regular output. He’s also worked on projects for BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat and VictoriaLIVE; designing the brand identity and graphic explainers for BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat’s EU Referendum coverage.
Ella was named Radio Journalist of the Year at the O2 Media Awards for Yorkshire and The Humber in 2015. Since her days as Head of News here at DemonFM, she has been working as a broadcast journalist for Global covering the Yorkshire area. As of 2016 Ella was also named in The Radio Academy’s 30 under 30 list – a list of 30 individuals under 30 who are already succeeding in the industry.
As the now Head of Commercial Content for Northern and Shell, Jonathan has held high profile roles within the industry since leaving DMU. Including Editor for Star Magazine, Editor in Chief for TV Pick Magazine and News Editor for LOOK magazine. As a Media Studies graduate from DMU Jonathan started his career as a communications officer at the students’ union here at De Montfort.
As Music Producer / Radio Infrastructure Co-Ordinator with Bauer Media, Ioana works with all the Bauer brands in London, ranging from Absolute to Kerrang! Responsible for the studios at the main Bauer headquarters in One Golden Square, London, Ioana also organises presenter training amongst loads more. To top it all off, she’s still working as a freelance Mastering Engineer.
Currently working as a Digital Football Journalist for Sky Sports, former Sub Editor for The Demon Charlotte Marsh explains how you can evolve your career from Student Media to Sports Journalism.