At the age of 27, he became a news anchor of Aktuaalne kaamera, the evening news programme of Estonian Television, thus being among the youngest ever in that job. He resigned in 2013 to start working in government affairs.
Since 2014, Kompus is serving as the head of communications and spokesperson of the Ministry of Culture of Estonia. He is involved with the 2017 Estonian Song Festival as a script writer.
- "Meelis Kompus rõõmustab iga kuulaja üle" [Meelis Kompus is happy about each listener] (in Estonian). Õpetajate Leht. Retrieved 7 May 2010.