Media Week 30 under 30: Rosie Parson, Trinity Mirror

What’s something every media industry person should do before they’re 30?

As cliché as this may be, I would wholeheartedly encourage every media person to experience some sort of travelling. Personally, I got the most out of it by going alone but I suppose if you have friends that you can see yourself travelling with and you wouldn't tear each other’s heads off, then group travelling will suffice – I specifically feel as though achieving this before 30 in Media is important, because the number of people that you will meet in the industry you will likely have shared experiences through travelling or people will be interested in your travelling stories, it is simply great for bonding as well as self development. Another tip I would suggest for a Media Sales person specifically is embrace the cold calling; challenge your sales skills and learn from the rejection and humiliations - the pain won’t last but you will learn from it.

If you could only take one thing to a desert island, what would you choose and why? 

If Bear Grylls is out of the question, and I presume he is, then I would take a swiss army knife with a lighter included please…. I have been asked this question before. Ahead of the list being announced, in case you are asking this question with the view of sending any applications to a desert island with one thing – I will be sure to read ‘Survival for life by Bear Grylls’ too. 





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