If you’ve ever fancied yourself as a TV personality and live in London, here’s your chance to build your profile. The Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations in Britain (CTCA UK) – the national umbrella group for the UK’s 300,000 Turkish Cypriot community – is looking for new faces to present its new TV programme on Kıbrıs Genç TV.
The as yet untitled television show will be aired from the channel’s North London studios twice a week, with segments in both English and Turkish. Running for the next five months, the show will promote the work of CTCA UK member associations and activities. Each week, they will interview those involved in community work, while also presenting a weekly social diary of events for people to attend and a round-up of activities that have passed.
No prior experience is needed and Turkish Cypriots of all ages are welcome to apply. However, candidates should have good diction in their chosen language (either English or Turkish), be able to converse freely on a variety of topics, and dedicate four to six hours a week to the show. Time and expenses will be remunerated, and CTCA UK will provide research and other support for the TV shows to assist the presenters.
If you think you have what it takes, then record a short (30-second) clip of yourself talking about a community activity or issue of your choice. Put ‘Presenter for new TV programme’ in the subject line, and email the clip together with your CV to CTCA UK, email@example.com , by 5 March 2018. Good luck!
Image above from a post-screening panel at 100 Years of Turkish Cypriot Migration exhibition at the V&A, 09 Dec. 2017. Photo © Olgun Sadik/CTCA UK