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News - 6 February 2009

Boost for new media job seekers in Brighton

Wired Sussex, an independent, not-for-profit organization which works with digital media companies based in Brighton and beyond, is running the Wired Sussex Digital Media Jobs + Skills Fair for its second successful year on February 26 2009.

The Fair will be held from 12 – 8pm at Brighton’s Corn Exchange and will bring together the cream of the city’s digital media companies, plus colleges, universities and digital media course providers under one roof to meet and talk to those looking to start or develop their careers in games and digital media.

Companies exhibiting include Cogapp, WPM Internet, Relentless, Club Penguin, Leapfrogg, Littleloud and Qube; and digital media course providers such as the Universities of Brighton and Sussex and Northbrook, Hove, South Downs and City Colleges. The fair will be extensively promoted through The Argus and through Wired Sussex and exhibiting companies’ own networks. The initiative is supported by SEEDA, SEMN, Brighton & Hove City Council and The Argus.

Brighton is the fastest-growing hub for digital media in the UK, with over 750 games, web, animation, technology and digital media companies employing thousands of people in many different roles and positions. The Fair will be the premier event in the region for:

  • businesses looking to recruit or to promote themselves to potential employees
  • organisations providing training or courses related to digital media 
  • job-seekers interested in kick-starting or developing their careers in digital media
  • anyone who wants to become a freelancer in the sector

Phil Jones, MD of Wired Sussex, said "There is still a significant number of vacancies in the digital media sector regionally. Companies are keen to find individuals – freelance or permanent - with the right expertise, and being able to demonstrate that you have those skills will only become more important. The Fair will provides a wealth of information for anyone who wants to develop their digital media career, with careers advisors, information for freelancers and an evening talk on future proofing your skills from New Media Age editor Mike Nutley".

Companies interested in exhibiting should contact Wired Sussex directly; those interested in attending as a job-seeker can register for free tickets at .

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