I want to work in Journalism and Writing

Find out how you can start a career in Journalism & Writing. Here we list potential job roles and some of the leading companies in that sector.

Job roles

Web Content Manager

Web content managers are responsible for maintaining, developing and checking the content of a website.

Advertising Copywriter

Advertising Copywriters work with client briefs to devise, develop and produce advertising campaigns. They work alongside Art Directors and creative departments in advertising or media agencies.

Broadcast Journalist

Broadcast Journalists research, compile and present news items for television, radio and the internet. Duties and responsibilities vary depending on the media in which the Broadcast Journalist works.

Broadcast Presenter

Broadcast Presenters are the public face or voice of programmes on television, radio or the internet. They present news information in an accessible and appropriate way for the tone of the programme.

Digital Copywriter

Digital Copywriters produce the written content and copy for webpages. Working with clients their job is to engage the reader to encourage them to buy products and services.

Editorial Assistant

Editorial Assistants provide support through all stages of publication for books, journals, magazines, websites and newsletters. This role supports senior editorial staff in all areas of the publication process.


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Magazine Features Editor

Magazine Features Editors are responsible for the substantial articles and reports in print magazines and online publications.

Magazine Journalist

Magazine Journalists research, interview and write news articles and features for publications including consumer titles, customer magazines and trade publications.

Newspaper Journalist

Newspaper Journalists gather information, research and write articles on various topics for inclusion in newspapers. This could be local, regional or national press.

Press Photographer

A Press Photographer takes photographs to record events and lifestyle stories using the best images to support the printed word.

Programme Researcher

Programme Researchers work with the Producer and Production team. They can be involved with contributing ideas, sourcing contacts and verifying information.

Public Relations Officer

PR officers use a variety of media and communication channels to build, maintain and manage the reputation of their clients.

Press Sub-Editor

Press Sub-Editors are responsible for checking the written text of publications. They are concerned with grammar, spelling and the tone and style of the work.

Publishing Copy-Editor/Proofreader

Publishing Copy-Editors or Proofreaders work across a range of publications. They are concerned with the clarity, quality and consistency of the writing as well as ensuring that it is credible and complete.

Radio Broadcast Assistant

Radio Broadcast Assistants support Programme Producers and Presenters to ensure the smooth running of the show. They can be involved in planning, researching, producing and administrating radio programmes.

Radio Producer

Radio Producers are involved in the entire process of radio programme productions, from conception through to production as well as in the commercial and business management aspects.

Science Writer

Science Writers write about scientific news.

Technical Writer

A Technical Writer communicates technical information about products and services in an accessible way. This could be for instruction manuals, user guides, training guides or online instructions.


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Useful websites - journalism

Useful websites – writing (including tips on getting published)

Postgraduate study

Visit the Centre for Journalism webpage as well as the Centre's page on the University of Kent's website

Visit the University of Kent’s School of English website
Target Jobs has advice on masters and postgraduate diplomas in journalism

Prospects has information on postgraduate creative writing courses


Make sure you read this advice on the Writers & Artists website so that you understand the difference between publishing and self-publishing Do your research thoroughly!

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