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What can I do with my degree in Journalism?

Journalism careers

The occupations listed below are a selection of those which may interest students and graduates from the Centre for Journalism.

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.

Job profile of a Broadcast Journalist on the Prospects website
Job profile of a Broadcast Journalist on the All About Careers website
Job profile of a Broadcast Journalist on the Creativepool website

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.

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 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.

Job profile of an Editorial Assistant on the Prospects website
Job profile of an Editorial Assistant on the National Careers Service
Job profile of an Editorial Assistant on the  Target Jobs website

Magazine Features Editor

Magazine Journalist

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 Journalist

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

Job profile of a Newspaper Journalist on the Prospects website
Job profile of a Newspaper Journalist on the All About Careers website

Press Photographer

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

Job profile of a Press Photographer on the Prospects website
Job profile of a Press Photographer on the Target Jobs website

Programme Researcher

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

Job profile of a Programme Researcher on the Prospects website
Job profile of a Researcher on the Creative Skillset website
Job profile of a Programme Researcher on the All About Careers website

Public Relations Officer

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.

Job profile of a Press Sub-Editor on the Prospects website
Job profile of a Sub-Editor on the National Careers Service website
“What do subeditors do?” on the Guardian website

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.

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
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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 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.

Job profile of a Radio Producer on the Prospects website
Job profile of a Radio Producer on the Creative Skillset website
Job profile of a Radio Producer on the All About Careers website

Please note that some of these careers may require further study.

For further information on these careers, see also:

People in some Journalism roles may be self-employed

Thank you to Prospects for the content on these pages.

 

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Last Updated: 10/09/2019