Finding a Job

When you are looking for a job in journalism it can be difficult to know where to start. Often, the best place to begin is with company websites. Below are a few that advertise graduate-level positions.

Bear in mind that employers will sometimes close applications before their original deadlines. It’s often best to apply to the position as soon as possible to ensure you don’t miss out.

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The BBC Careers website posts regular jobs across the UK and abroad, as well as work experience opportunities. Keep an eye on the BBC’s MediaCityUK website as well.

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ITV News posts jobs on the ITV Careers website. In addition to posting jobs in London, ITV also advertises jobs in its regional branches – which are Manchester, Norwich, Whiteley, Gateshead, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff. ITV also runs a news trainee scheme for graduates every year.

Sky News, based in Osterley, West London, regularly advertises job openings on its Workforsky website. The channel also has studios in Westminster and central London. You can also keep abreast of job updates by following its Twitter account, @workforsky.

Bloomberg regularly posts entry level jobs and internships on its careers website. It advertises positions in its London branches and overseas, in Europe, the US, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

Operating as part of Turner Broadcasting, CNN posts jobs through the Turner Careers website. Like Bloomberg, the company has branches in London and around the world.

Channel 4 has a job site which posts a small number of jobs occasionally, few of which are in news. However, it is still worth checking the website regularly in case a vacancy emerges.

Al Jazeera is a one of the leading news providers in the Arab world, operating a 24 hour channel that broadcasts in both English and Arabic. It is headquartered in Doha, Qatar but also has a London bureau. Al Jazeera English was named news channel of the year at the RTS television journalism awards for the first time in 2012. The channel posts jobs on its website relatively infrequently, but is worth checking out from time to time.

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Reuters posts a large number of jobs and trainee schemes on its careers site regularly, in the UK and overseas. It advertises many jobs in different sectors so it is best to type “news” or “editorial” in the search function to filter out the non-journalistic roles.

AP posts jobs on its careers site from time to time, though there are only usually a small number of vacancies and many of these are overseas.

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News UK (formerly News International), which own The Sun, The Times and the Sunday Times posts jobs here.

The Guardian Media Group posts jobs at the Guardian, the Observer and their corresponding websites via its careers portal.

The Telegraph Media Group posts vacancies at the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Telegraph and the online version of its papers, telegraph.co.uk, via its careers site. It also runs a graduate scheme.

Entering The Profession

How do I find my first job? What’s more important – work experience or a degree? Should I work for free? If so, how long for?

These are some of the questions answered in a recent NCTJ report surveying journos around the UK (available in full here). It offers a useful insight into what you can expect when starting a career in journalism:

Entry Into Journalism

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