What can I do with my degree in Journalism?
The occupations listed below are a selection of those which may interest students and graduates from the Centre for Journalism.
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 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.
Job profile of a Broadcast Presenter on the Prospects website
Job profile of a Broadcasting Presenter on the Target Jobs website
Job profile of a Broadcasting Presenter on the All About Careers website
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.
Magazine Features Editor
Magazine Features Editors are responsible for the substantial articles and reports in print magazines and online publications.
Job profile of a Magazine Features Editor on the Prospects website
Job profile of a Magazine Features Editor on the All About Careers website
Job profile of a Magazine Features Editor on the Target Jobs website
Magazine Journalists research, interview and write news articles and features for publications including consumer titles, customer magazines and trade publications.
Job profile of a Magazine Journalist on the Prospects website
Job profile of a Magazine Journalist on the Target Jobs website
Job profile of a Staff Writer/Magazine Journalist on the Jobs.ac.uk website
Newspaper Journalists gather information, research and write articles on various topics for inclusion in newspapers. This could be local, regional or national press.
A Press Photographer takes photographs to record events and lifestyle stories using the best images to support the printed word.
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.
Job profile of a Public Relations Officer from the Prospects website
Job profile of a Public Relations Officer from the TARGET Jobs website
Job profile of a Public Relations Officer on the National Careers Service website
I want to work in Public Relations
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-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.
Job profile of a Publishing Copy-Editor/Proofreader on the Prospects website
Job profile of a Publishing Copy-Editor on the Creativepool website
Job profile of a Publishing Proofreader on the Creativepool website
I want to work in Publishing
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.
Job profile of a Radio Broadcast Assistant on the Prospects website
Job profile of a Radio Broadcast Assistant on the Creative Skillset website
Job profile of a Radio Broadcast Assistant on the National Careers Service website
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.
Please note that some of these careers may require further study.
For further information on these careers, see also:
- I Want To Work In
- Information on types of jobs from Prospects
- Information on career sectors from TargetJobs
People in some Journalism roles may be self-employed
Thank you to Prospects for the content on these pages.
Visit the Centre for Journalism webpage as well as the Centre's page on the University of Kent's website
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