There’s a distinctive North Eastern twang to Channel 4 recently as a local lecturer from East Durham College has expanded her skills with a new position as a Continuity Announcer for the TV network.

Suzi Martin, 31, from Hartlepool is a media lecturer at East Durham College’s Peterlee campus.

She was offered the exciting new position in April 2017, and now introduces programming across the entire Channel 4 network, talking live in between programmes on Channel 4, E4, More4, Film4 and 4/7.

Suzi’s new position further increases the range of skills and knowledge that she can pass on to her students at East Durham College. Suzi previously worked for many years in radio as a producer for Heart Radio North East, and brings a wealth of experience which students benefit from during media lessons.

While Suzi is very passionate about her new additional job at Channel 4, she’s even more passionate about teaching media at the college. “It’s important to me that my teaching also comes first – I hope my new position at Channel 4 will inspire my students to pursue a career in the media industry and open their eyes to how many opportunities there are for talented media professionals.

“With my new position I can pass on valuable, realistic industry experience to my students every day at the college, helping them to get the best start with their potential future careers in media.”

Students on a media course at East Durham College also benefit from a wide range of industry-standard tools and equipment, including radio equipment, a full Mac computer media suite with video and image editing software, DSLR cameras, recording studio, television studio and much more.

To find out more about the college’s range of media courses, please visit the East Durham College website.