The city of Manchester played a massive part in Britain's industrial revolution, and that is one of the reasons why the area has always had a proud tradition of a free press and media. Amongst the employment opportunities in Manchester include those for journalists, production technicians, graphic designers, copywriters and TV presenters. The Greater Manchester area has a number of local newspaper publications, and many of the UK's leading media and PR agencies have a significant presence in the city.
Recruitment agencies in Manchester have recently had a sudden influx of staff vacancies in the industry, as 'Media City'is the new home of the BBC. As well as producing programmes for local transmission, many of the BBC's national TV services now originate from inside the development. ITV also has a major presence in Media City, so acting roles, production jobs and editing positions are often being advertised in the city. However, owing to Manchester's growing reputation as the British base for media, many of the country's leading media professionals are now moving into the area - making competition for jobs in the sector very fierce indeed.
Jobs in media and PR range from around £18,000 for graduate positions to over £80,000 for editors, production managers and senior TV executives.