Jemma Penny (nee Saunders)

Jemma Penny (nee Saunders)

Placement and Recruitment Coordinator, Freelance Writer

  • Location: Birmingham
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Unavailable
Open Doors
Production Safety Passport

As Placement and Recruitment Co-ordinator for the MA in Film and Television: Research and Production at the University of Birmingham, I am committed to sourcing valuable work experience opportunities for our students and developing strong links between the MA and industry, within the West Midlands and beyond. The MA is designed around two key pillars: employability and storytelling.

If you work in media production and would be interested in finding out more about supporting our students through internships, please get in touch.

I am also the author of two historical eBooks, and am undertaking a part-time audio-visual PhD exploring Birmingham's representation in popular film and television.


This ScreenSkills member holds a Production Safety Passport.

Safe Management of TV Productions

BBC

21 Jan 2011 - 21 Jan 2014


ScreenSkills tests passed.

Coronavirus basic awareness on production training

ScreenSkills

6 Jan 2021 - 6 Jul 2021

Coronavirus basic awareness on production training

ScreenSkills

2 Jul 2020 - 2 Jan 2021

Work History

Placement & Recruitment Coordinator - University of Birmingham - Department of Film & Creative Writing

Jul 2012 - Present

Marketing & Administration Assistant - University of Birmingham - Careers Network

Oct 2013 - Oct 2014

Front of House Assistant - New Alexandra Theatre

Jan 2012 - Feb 2014

Writer - PAB News

Dec 2011 - Jan 2014

Author: The Holocaust: History in an Hour - HarperCollins

Nov 2013 - Nov 2013

Employer Liaison Officer - University of Birmingham - Careers Network

Jan 2013 - Jul 2013

Freelance Researcher - Tinker Taylor Films

Feb 2012 - Mar 2013

Copywriting Intern - The Blue Cube

Nov 2011 - Feb 2012

Art Department Assistant - Hustle - Kudos Productions

Oct 2011 - Oct 2011

Steward - Antiques Roadshow - BBC

Apr 2011 - Apr 2011

Junior Researcher - Maverick Television

Jan 2011 - Apr 2011

Education

History, Film and Television - MA - University of Birmingham

Sep 2010 - Sep 2011

Medieval and Modern History - BA (Hons) - University of Birmingham

Sep 2007 - Jun 2010

Skills

  • Copy Writing
  • CV advice
  • Placement coordination
  • Proofreading
  • Research