In entertainment, connections lead to job opportunities. Reality television is no different.
While in-person networking is often discussed as the way to meet other industry professionals, don’t discount the opportunities that come through social media – especially Facebook.
Facebook groups remain a popular space for online industry networking. For women who work in reality TV, it’s one of the few notable places to connect with others of the same demographic in this specific niche of television production.
We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of Facebook groups that women working in reality TV can join to further their careers. Take a look at which ones might offer the career support you’re looking for and ask to become a member and reap their benefits.
Let’s begin with the specific Facebook groups that were created solely for women working in reality television. These groups kick off our list for women looking to connect with others in this particular sphere of TV production.
As we dive into these groups, keep in mind that all those listed below are private pages. You must request to join them to interact with other members, post listings and questions, and take advantage of what each group has to offer.
This process typically involves answering some preliminary questions for acceptance into the group. We’ve listed those questions below, as well as other pertinent group information (posting guidelines, rules of conduct, etc.) where noted.
Many women who work in reality TV have a second full-time job… Being a mother!
The LA Moms Working in Reality TV group of just over 700 members offers professional mom-to-mom support for those who both work in the reality television space and live in Los Angeles.
The group began with a few in-person meetups in Los Angeles and has now evolved into an encouraging online community for moms working in unscripted television.
1. Do you work in reality TV and if so what do you do?
2. Are you a mom? If not, why do you want to join this group?
If you live in the greater Southern California region, consider joining L.A. Women of Reality TV.
This group of approximately 3,600 professionals provides comprehensive support for its members by offering:
“... A safe space to vent, post job opportunities, share upcoming networking events, ask production questions, and have each other’s backs!”
Administrator Charisse Simonian elaborates:
“We are women who are here to network and help each other navigate and succeed in this crazy business.”
Given the importance of making and nurturing connections in the industry, unscripted television included, L.A. Women of Reality TV is a considerable resource for eligible potential members in this sphere of the entertainment business.
1. Do you CURRENTLY live in the Los Angeles area?
2. What do you do in television behind the scenes?
3. Are you a dude?
Members are asked to alert an admin via Facebook messaging when submitting job opportunities so that they can be approved in a timely manner. Also, the group does not allow for self-promotion or “looking for work” posts.
Let’s head over to the other coast, shall we?
If you’re based in New York City, join NYC Women Working In Reality TV. This Facebook group of 3,300 has broad parameters for membership. Women who work in nearly any facet of television, including news, reality, scripted, documentary, and talk shows, are encouraged to join.
Like its Los Angeles counterpart, this group is for more than just job-related content. Members are encouraged to post questions, housing opportunities, and even fun activities in the city. A multi-faceted professional resource, NYC Women Working In Reality TV is an online community with plenty to offer members.
1. Do you work in the unscripted space?
2. How will you contribute to the community?
3. Do you agree to not post any derogatory and offensive remarks that can lead to your blocking of the group?
Reality television shows might require crew to film on location. Depending on the nature of the project, those shows may or may not help with finding accommodations during that time. For those who find themselves in this position, look to Women Traveling in Reality TV for help.
Amber Seyler created this group of 1,100 members to help them either find temporary housing for work or offer it to others in need.
Seyler states that she started the group in response to the number of women working in unscripted television who were looking for temporary housing while they traveled for a show.
She also notes that requests to join the group are approved only for:
“… Women or non-binary people who work in the industry on the production side. No actors unless they also work sometimes on the production team. This is so there’s a level of accountability if you’re renting to or from another industry person. You’re probably not going to trash the rental house of someone who may hire you one day, right?”
Hopefully not! This group of professionals in unscripted television is one to add to your list of networking and community resources.
1. What was your first job in the entertainment industry?
2. What is your current role in the industry?
3. What is something you do to support other women in the industry?
1. Safety first.
2. Be kind and courteous.
3. No hate speech or bullying.
4. Be professional.
5. No promotions or spam.
6. Respect everyone's privacy.
7. This is a networking group only.
The number of Facebook groups created specifically for women working in reality TV is limited, which is why it’s not a bad idea to peruse those for the general reality television production world as well.
Are you an unscripted TV producer? Then don’t pass up the chance to join I need a REMOTE REALITY PRODUCER. As its title indicates, this Facebook group of 1,900 members is a space to post remote-specific reality and documentary producing jobs.
The Queer People Working in Reality TV Facebook group was created by Lilly Brown in April of 2023.
However, if you identify as a queer woman who works in reality television, this particular group may offer a unique form of support from other professionals in the industry. Brown notes:
“I created the group so queer people would have a space to connect over working in reality TV as queer people. We are planning our first meetup so we can meet in person. The date is TBD, but we’re all looking forward to it!”
As stated on its page, this group is open to any LGBTQ+ individual who works in reality TV in any capacity.
1. Are you part of the LGBTQ+ community?
2. What is your position in reality TV?
3. Do you agree to keep member information private? We do not want anyone outing our members.
Another Facebook group that caters to a specific reality TV niche is Reality TV Line Producers + Production Managers. With a current membership of just over 250 people, it offers a chance for eligible professionals to connect more readily within this particular sphere of industry professionals.
Provide a link to your credit lists (IMDB, StaffMeUp, Personal Site, etc..).
We’re rounding up our reality TV-specific Facebook groups with the comprehensive Working in Reality TV.
As its name denotes, if you’re part of this industry, there’s room for you to join this growing group of 2,900 working professionals.
1. Arguing is fine, being a jerk is not.
2. No self-promotion.
3. No casting posts.
4. No personal housing posts.
5. No hate speech or bullying.
6. Don't ask for contacts or if anyone has an "in."
7. No GoFundMe's or fundraising.
8. Don't ask for tickets for screenings.
As its group rules denote, Working in Reality TV is focused on job-related posts and questions, making it a valuable resource for women in the unscripted television community.
Reality TV-specific groups offer both camaraderie and connections for women in this sphere of the industry… But it never hurts to extend your networking options to communities for all women in media.
Media Mavens is a truly inclusive group. Women and non-binary professionals alike who work across “film, television, web, short-form, scripted, unscripted, development, casting, post, production, agency side, freelance, staff, network, etc.” are encouraged to join.
If you want to add this Facebook group of 12,600 members strong, though, you must get a referral from a current member. You will be asked to fill out the application questions below, but there’s also a Google form for the current member to fill out as well.
1. What do you do?
2. Who recommended you join the group?
3. What are your pronouns?
Women of a Certain Age in Media – or WOCAIM – is an online space for women and women-identifying members who are over 40 years of age and work in film, television, or social media.
While this Facebook group is focused on professional posts, questions, and conversations, members can talk about virtually any aspect of their work.
As it notes on its site, WOCAIM encourages its members to discuss “side hustles, big dreams, and suggestions for those looking for career support. This is a place for resources, support, guidance, and solutions!”
1. Age range? (Answer options: 40-50, 50-60, 60-70, or 70+)
2. What is or was your job in media?
3. What would you like to get out of this group?
1. Be kind and courteous.
2. No hate speech or bullying.
3. Respect everyone’s privacy.
4. No spam. Job postings are ok.
Women working in reality TV have several online networking options to connect specifically with others in their particular demographic. Beyond that, they have many more opportunities to see what’s available job-wise in the industry through the plethora of Facebook groups that cater generally to entertainment professionals.
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