Shane Wilkinson

BA (Hons) Film, Radio & Television Studies, 2020

Shane started his BA with firm intention of using it as a stepping stone into radio.  Successful completion of the course was followed by study on a Masters at the University of Sunderland in Radio Audio Podcasting. “It was here that my loyalties to radio began to waiver”, says Shane.

Feeling strongly that he should start getting on with applying for jobs, he applied on a whim to a publisher of automotive magazines, pursuing his life-long interest in cars. Although this application wasn’t successful, he was ready to apply when he saw an advertisement on Twitter with Dennis Publishing for an unusual vacancy, a fully contracted junior level post in automotive journalism.  He got the job.

Shane now works for Autovia, the motoring brands of Dennis Publishing, one of the most dynamic media companies in the UK. As a central Content Editor, he looks after the online publishing for titles including Evo, Octane, Car Throttle and Auto Express. “I have really fallen on my feet”, says Shane, “this is my dream job. I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity I’ve been given and hope to rise up through this company”.