Media Skills

We are journalists, producers and editors, and we have a powerful programme of media courses tailored to your needs.

Start a podcast, enhance your digital storytelling or learn how to communicate better with the media.

  • Introduction to podcasting

    Podcasts are a great way to engage the public and hook audiences in. More personal and intimate than video, they are also simple to produce. In this one or two day workshop, we’ll give you the tools you need to start making your own podcasts.

  • Digital storytelling

    A programme for experienced journalists moving into digital storytelling who want to enhance their writing skills and want to increase the impact of their work in a digital space.

  • Mastering the media

    The one-day workshop gives you a grounding in understanding what the press and broadcast media wants and how to tailor messages accordingly. You will understand the news agenda, be able to prepare messages with the most impact and deliver effective media interviews.

  • Think like a journalist

    This half day course builds skills for writing simple and powerful messages by adapting complicated material into succinct copy which hits the headlines.  By the end of the workshop you will understand how to translate lengthy copy into punchy text that speak to an audience.

  • Social media surgery

    This workshop looks at how to best represent yourself and your organisation on line and how to promote yourself or your organisation on social media.

  • Editorial essentials

    A review of the media landscape with professionals from Ofcom and BBC editorial policy, to help you make editorially sound decisions in programme making, while keeping yourself up to date with current broadcast legislation and defamation laws.

  • Being interviewed

    This one-day course run by former BBC presenters and producers introduces you to techniques to get your argument across in both live and pre-recorded interview situations.  Using practical interview techniques and video recordings, you leave the course with an understanding of presentation styles, confidence skills, interview techniques and understanding body language.

  • Press launches and events

    We design and deliver high impact events, from press launches to international conferences. We have experience in delivering events in parliament, for NGOs, academic conferences and for creative organisations, including the BBC’s Radio Festival and press launches for the Lancet Climate Commission which achieved media coverage in 22 countries.

  • Crisis communication

    This two-day workshop teaches you to present a clear message to the media and specific audiences, in times of breaking news and crisis.  With practical filming and writing sessions, you will use concise and emotionally intelligent language, whilst using crisis management skills and contingency planning.

  • AudioUK

    We are the training partner for AudioUK, providing leadership, editorial & production skills training for the Radio Independents Industry in the UK.

Training with Quattrain and Rosie Bartlett showed us we could turn our print storytelling skills into professional podcasts with RIBAJ Meets. Rosie’s coaching and support as a producer has been invaluable from insight into the process, to grabbing the moment.

Gallery

A selection of images from Quattrain workshops and training sesions with our valued clients.

Further reading

Take a look at other Quattrain services and learn how we can use our skills to help you and your organisation in these areas.