BBC Academy offering free media familiarisation for women with particular expertise, who are interested in appearing as contributors or presenters on television, radio and online.

BBC Scotland is looking for more women willing to appear on TV, on radio and online, who can talk knowledgeably about Science Technology Engineering and Maths, aka STEM subjects.

In conjunction with the BBC Academy and STV, BBC Scotland is offering a free media familiarisation day to help people unsure about appearing in the media, to help give them the confidence and skills to participate in BBC programming.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 14 January 2018.

Participants are invited to submit an application including a CV, a short two minute video and answering questions about their area of expertise.

Applicants must be available to attend the familiarisation day, which takes place on March 13 2018 at the BBC Scotland HQ in Glasgow.

According to the BBC website: “It’s been acknowledged by broadcasters across the industry that there aren’t enough expert female contributors appearing on air.

“BBC Expert Women is our attempt to redress the balance via a series of free training days that provide experiences, insight and networking opportunities that help demystify the media and boost skills.

“The day offers both practical experiences in front of a camera, and in the radio studio, as well as masterclasses with industry professionals including experienced programme-makers.”

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