Today we posted a job on Film and TV Pro, a good source of film and television work. Someone applied that we were interested in hiring. I need to find someone fast because we’ve had our deadline brought forward.  I looked at their profile, no mobile number listed. On their website, they had a dedicated contact page and yet it was blank of any contact details. I downloaded their TV Editor CV, and the mobile phone number on it is dead. So I have work to offer this editor, and yet they will never know they missed out on two day’s work, possibly more, and the chance to make a new contact.

Getting a TV Editor CV right

In my book on how to write a CV and get more TV work, I give the tip about having clear methods of contact, and how important it is for winning as a freelancer. This person is only contactable by email, but I can’t wait because I have a deadline to meet. I want to call, connect and book, all in five minutes. So I pick up the phone and call the next person on this list.

Not matter how good your showreel, how to write a TV Editor CV is an important skill to learn. Don’t suffer the same problem, make sure you write clear, working contact details on all your web profiles and CVs.


Gavin Ricketts is a Producer/Director with twenty year's experience. His book on writing CVs for the creative industries has helped Film and TV Crew win more work.


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