careers in journalism
So you want to be a journalist? In this section, you ll find a range of helpful guides and tips to get into the industry. Pick up tips on writing a CV and covering letter or read our latest career guides.
The majority of successful journalists working across all media sectors are NCTJ-trained and qualified. Journalists from all sectors of journalism, as well as those who have moved into other industries, share stories from their careers and how their NCTJ training benefited them.
Are you interested in a career in broadcast journalism? Find out the key skills and attributes you will need to succeed in this sector.
Freelancing is something many journalists turn to at some time in their careers. For some, it s the way in; for others it s a way of developing their career, of jumping to the next level at certain key points. What does it take to be a freelance journalist?
Are you a creative person who enjoys researching, interviewing and writing? A career in magazine journalism might be for you.
A newspaper journalist will have a passion for current affairs and be able to write about a wide range of topics, from government to sport to arts and culture.
A sports journalist has to be equally as confident writing a match report as covering the trial of a premier league footballer. A love of sport needs to be backed up with sound reporting and legal knowledge in order to succeed.
Are you creative and design-focused with strong attention to detail? Production and sub editing might be the career for you.
Are you looking for your next job in journalism? Search for vacancies and find links to other relevant journalism job sites.