A Closer Look: Digital Solutions Director

There’s a lot more to a career in ‘digital’ than you’d think. Photo: AJC1 @Flickr

To kick off a week of career insights, Matthew Quinn from Stream UK tells us about the many different tasks undertaken by a Digital Solutions Director.

What is your official job title? Digital Solutions Director.
What does your average day involve (if an average day even exists)? Some account management, planning of strategy to deliver effective services for sports and broadcast market. Pre-sales consultancy, consultancy, technical planning and implementation. Creating new ideas, engaging with industry press and key individuals to drive business.
What are the biggest challenges of your job? Disconnecting from the London office and explaining online video to people that don’t get it.
What do you enjoy most about your job? Dealing with top sporting brands and broadcast companies and the great location in MediaCity. Also, finding synergies and developing great solutions to enable brands and content owners to engage with their audience.
What advice would you give to anyone wanting to get into a similar position? Multi skill, learn IT and learn broadcast. Be savvy about commercial markets and  network like mad but don’t be a ligger.

Thanks so much to Matthew for getting on board with this project. If you work in the media/creative industry and have five minutes to spare to help create this careers resource, please have a read about the project here.