Journalist will research, write and assemble news stories for television, radio, newspapers, journals or magazines. They will interview and collect opinions from experts, eyewitnesses or other related parties to represent their opinion for the article. They will build contacts to seek out and investigate stories in a specific area, attend press conferences, launches and other events and will upload content to media websites.
A degree in journalism, English or writing is an advantage, it is possible to get into this profession without a degree but is becoming increasingly difficult. Many journalists start by writing for student magazines and local publications.
- Very strong written and communication skills
- A keen interest in current affairs
- Excellent literacy skills
- Well organised
- The ability to understand and grasp complex issues
£15,000 to £23,000