WLTX producer offers career insights
Oct 12, 2016
Megan Rivers, a Claflin graduate and WLTX-TV producer, shared her story with Claflin mass communications students on Sept. 29.
Rivers gave students advice about seeking internships and offered insight on how the media industry operates.
“My advice to you all is make sure people remember your name and learn as many names in the industry as possible,” Rivers said.
Rivers stressed the importance of social media outlets such as Twiter, Facebook and Instagram. These networks allow you to communicate with your community and to stay involved with what is going on.
Rivers is passionate about what she does in the media industry at WLTX-TV in Columbia and hopes to maintain a career that she says brings her excitement and gratitude.
The multimedia journalist said being a news producer is more than just a job, it’s something that allows her to inspire other people.
Rivers started out working with Orangeburg radio station 102.9 while a student at Claflin.
"It was boring, but it taught me the basics of producing radio," Rivers said.
After working at 102.9, Rivers didn't work with the media industry for a while but still kept her connections.
"I just took a left turn after graduating college," Rivers said.
One day Rivers got a call from an old friend offering her a job as a producer at WLTX and she took advantage and moved back home.
"It was God-ordained," Rivers said.
Rivers said she just kept in contact with the friend that offered her the job.
"You don't burn bridges. You never know when you will need them," Rivers said.