It is a pretty simple fact: Being connected is crucial when it comes to becoming successful in the media world. The Shold Media Group is your portal to being just that: connected. On this website you will find profiles of different people in the media and broadcasting world. We will discuss how they got there, what advice they may have and most importantly, it’ll give you a chance to network with them. SMG is the place to expand your professional network and connect with the people you need to know.
SMG isn’t an agency or production company. It is a resource for those looking to succeed in broadcasting and the media world to use to help them in this ever changing media landscape. We provide other articles, job postings and resources to help you land and keep your dream job. It doesn’t matter if that dream is in journalism, broadcasting, PR or communications, this group is a source for you.
Take a look around and give us a follow on social media to get content updates and to network with other SMG’ers.
Why I Started Shold Media Group
In all seriousness, SMG started out of self-preservation. In mid-2011 when I was working at CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada we were about to go through some serious job cuts due to the budget being slashed by the Conservative government. CBC is run under a union and since I was one of the newest hires, that means I would be one of the first to be let go. I didn’t know anyone in the industry outside of the CBC and I needed to start networking fast! I tried to think of a way to start reaching out to people in the most effective way possible. What if I created a website where I would interview the people I wanted to meet? I could ask them about how they got their jobs, what they look for in a new hire, what makes a successful broadcaster etc! So that led me to create Shold Media Group and I haven’t looked back. Every job I have gotten in this industry has come through networking and creating/being a part of SMG has been a huge part of that.
Who We Are
Shold Media Group is a collective of young professionals in the media and broadcasting world looking to connect and expand their networks as well as contact lists. Our network is nationwide as we have members across the country. You will find our members at Sportsnet, Hockey Night in Canada, CBC, TSN, CTV, Global as well as many other local television and print outlets.
Joining the Shold Media Group is simple, there is really nothing to it – all you need to do is Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook and you are in. There are no membership fees or dues. Simply follow along on social media and you are a part of the community.
Share Your Story
We are always looking for more people to feature on the site through SMG profiles. If you want to share your story and advice, please get in touch with us. If you have an idea for an article you think our readers would benefit from, please let us know! You can get in touch with SMG founder, Taylor Shold HERE.