Hi everyone! It’s such a strange time but I hope you’re well and looking forward to some normality soon!

My internship with Together TV is going great, it’s almost been a month! Was weird meeting everyone over Zoom but I’m gaining good work experience. Twice a week we have a meeting with three teams: Production, Scheduling and Marketing. After the Production team updates on broadcasting tweaks, the Scheduling team goes through how current affairs affect the TV guide. On Black Out Tuesday it was important to show our solidarity to the Black Lives Matter movement, so we changed the schedule to air a series called Black and British – this show draws attention to those from Black heritage living in England.

As a Marketing Assistant, I do a lot of social media work. We use the Buffer software to schedule tweets and Instagram posts. I edit photos for the posts, plan captions and publish after approval from the Marketing Coordinator. When planning posts, I check new shows that need publicity and social causes we’re supporting; such as World Day Against Child Labour that happened last Friday. I’ve also been making Facebook and Instagram stories through Canva; I even made a ‘Finsta’ to test how they would look!

I’m still exercising every day as its really important to stay active; I would really recommend the Mark Wright workouts; he posts every day and lives near me in Essex. My family and I have been eating a lot healthier too, I’ve now mastered the Chili Chicken Ramen recipe from the Wagamama cookbook! I love listening to podcasts, my favourite series is On Purpose With Jay Shetty, he is really insightful. I’ve been reading a lot too, I’m halfway through the last book of the Harry Potter series.

It was my mum’s birthday yesterday, so we planned a lockdown celebration. Some family came to see us in the garden and we’re having another party on Saturday. It’s crazy to think a year ago today I left to work at a Summer camp in Pennsylvania for two months! Here’s a photo from a day off in Times Square, I was hoping to visit the camp but there’s always next year!

Until next time,
-Zara x