Scott Bidmead

Mead Media

I am a Journalist/TV Presenter and Public Relations expert. I'm a creative through and through, enjoying photography, film and art, plus adventure sports and martial arts. Over the last few years, I've been lucky enough to have some amazing experiences – like scuba diving among sharks and shipwrecks, backpacking around the world, meeting lost tribes and trekking mountains. I worked as a presenter and producer for Network Ten for four years. I have travelled the globe, appeared on Channel V, hosted the weather on Ten Eyewitness News, Presented and Produced international documentaries and featured on most major Chinese and Russian TV networks. I have also had an extensive career in the Public Relations world, leading publicity and comms teams for telco, education and finance companies around Australia. I have also worked with some of the best brands in the world, through Mead Media - helping tell their stories through Public Relations and Production. I have a bachelor in Journalism, Grad Cert in Positive Psych and am currently on the path to getting my Masters in Applied Positive Psychology.

my core skills

Writing

Publicity Sourcing

Digital Marketing

Film Production

TV Journalism

Q & A

Whats the best thing to happen to you in your career to date?

Travelling around the world producing and presenting TV Series and creating an official mini series for the GC2018 Commonwealth Games.

What does a typical work week look like for you?:

I like to blend a healthy lifestyle into my career and am all about promoting wellbeing and enjoyment in your work. I like to keep fit and healthy, doing boxing and yoga. A work week for me, includes getting to the office early, grabbing a coffee and nice hipster breakfast (clićhe freelance life) before going through my passion planner, setting out goals and tasks for the week. I work with a small team and coordinate our efforts while managing my time so that I can put enough focus into the jobs that need to be done. One day I could be at the desk writing articles and taking calls, the next day I could be on location creating a new show or series, it all depends.

Describe your working environment in a few sentences..

We have a really cool creative office space in the heart of the city. Great food, great coffee and a super positive and motivational team.

What sets you apart from other freelancers in your industry?

I am driven, creative though practical and I am able to draw on a wealth of experience from a range of roles to excel in my work. I take pride in creating forward thinking campaigns while nailing the basics.

What are the tools of your trade?

My MacBook Pro is everything in my work - from writing to creating campaigns, its all done from there. I am also regularly meeting at cafes and on the phone and sometimes get behind the camera for some filming (when I am not directing!).

Do you collaborate with others? If yes, how does that works?

I think collaboration is the key to success. The ability to draw in driven, passionate people onto a clear goal is something I truly love. The art of collaboration is all about working together towards a collective goal which is mutually beneficial and impactful. I have found great success in collaboration and thrive both individually and in a team.

Whats been the biggest freelancing lesson to date?

The ability to identify and assert your worth. I have seen far too many freelancers undersell themselves. Though, I think if you have tons of experience, a solid skillset and a great attitude, you should be able to value yourself.

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