In action: Sirkka Huish, assistant editor at the Bermuda  Sun, is pictured taking shorthand notes as Premier Dr. Ewart Brown answers questions at his last brown bag lunch last month. *File photo
In action: Sirkka Huish, assistant editor at the Bermuda Sun, is pictured taking shorthand notes as Premier Dr. Ewart Brown answers questions at his last brown bag lunch last month. *File photo

MediaHouse offers career opportunities to writers, designers and printers alike.

MediaHouse, based on Elliott Street, is the parent company of the Bermuda Sun newspaper as well as the Bermuda.com website.

Island Press, another MediaHouse company, prints the Sun, company reports and special supplements from its own onsite printing press.

The Sun has a team of dedicated reporters and sub-editors who write the articles and lay out the pages of the paper.

Assistant editor Sirkka Huish has worked for the twice-weekly paper for more than four and a half years.

She was previously employed on a busy daily newspaper called the Portsmouth News in the U.K. before she came to Bermuda.

Ms. Huish, 35, said: “You can not beat the buzz of the newsroom.

“No two days are the same – one day you can be speaking to the Premier the next you are reporting on a fatal shooting.

“I think being a reporter is a very worthwhile job – people rely on journalists to find out the news and bring it into their lives.”

Ms Huish completed a Mass Communications and Society degree at Leicester University before embarking on her career.

She worked her way up the journalism ladder learning the tricks of the trade at newspapers in Kent, Hertfordshire and Portsmouth.

Media has taken off on the Internet at a tremendous rate and new websites are cropping up all the time.

Bermuda.com was recently relaunched to provide up to date information and contact details for businesses on the island.

Bakari Smith, is one of the main designers behind the website’s new look.

The 29-year-old creative manager is responsible for keeping the site up to date and putting adverts up.

He has to report on the number of views and clicks the site gets to help it keep improving.

And in his spare he does a lot of freelance working designing party posters.

Mr. Smith said: “This is my fifth year at Bermuda.com, I came here right after I finished a diploma in digital media over in Canada.

“I guess the best thing about my job is that I get millions of eyes on my work every day. It’s good to know people are looking at your hard work.”

Meanwhile the printing staff work around the clock to bring out the Sun and a variety of other publications.

They deal with about 300 jobs a month from business cards to the annual reports of some of the big insurance companies.

Keith Musson has been working for Island Press for 30 years.

The print manager came over from the U.K. after completing a printing apprenticeship for Chapells Music Publishing.

He said: “We have to deal with all sorts of jobs.

“A lot of the work is making sure we hit deadlines and get the publication done to the cost and likes of the customer.

“When everything goes well and the product comes out looking good you do get a real sense of achievement.

“I got into printing because it was well paid and I had an artistic flair that I wanted to use.”

MediaHouse is keen to recruit local talent and is keen to hear from anyone interested in pursuing a career in the media.