Media career advice

'Treat rejection as a networking opportunity'

Do not get disheartened when your job application is unsuccessful. Learn from it instead

Posted by Anthony Coote on 11/05/21

Five tips for aspiring foreign correspondents

Reporting from distant regions conjures up images of discovery and adventure. But breaking into this field of journalism is notoriously hard

Posted by Madison Temmel on 28/04/21

How did you get your first job as a trending writer?

Charlie Herbert, a new recruit for digital news website, shares tips on cooling your interview nerves and turning around five news stories a day

Posted by Jacob Granger on 29/03/21

Virtual work experience scheme that pairs students with freelancers is back

As budding journalists are still struggling to gain hands-on newsroom experience because of the pandemic, the initiative led by two UK freelancers offers 100 places to new mentees

Posted by Florence Freeman on 17/03/21

Tip: Top skills needed to break into journalism

From good communication to working well under pressure, these are the traits that employers look for in a new hire

Posted by Ella Cotton on 09/03/21

How did you get your first job as an audience development producer?

Grace Braddock, City, University of London graduate, shares her tips on job-hunting during the pandemic

Posted by Jacob Granger on 02/03/21

Five tips to break into sports journalism

Is your career goal to cover match days and interview athletes? Here is how to find your feet in the industry

Posted by Nathan Clarke on 25/02/21

David Higgerson, chief audience officer, Reach plc, on overcoming leadership challenges during the pandemic

When the country went into lockdown, the newspaper group furloughed and laid off hundreds of staff but it also launched three new local titles. How did it set priorities amid uncertainty?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 25/02/21

Sudakshina Bhattacharjee, content marketer, on expanding your career options

Digital journalists have a range of skills that are sought-after in wider trades. A journalist-turned-commercial writer explains how to find work writing for brands and businesses and what you must know before diving in

Posted by Jacob Granger on 18/02/21

Tip: How to manage the virtual hiring process

Finding the right candidate through Zoom calls is not as easy as you think. Here is everything you need to know about handling job applications in lockdown

Posted by Jacob Granger on 05/02/21

How to kick-start your freelancing career during the pandemic

From budgeting to networking, four journalists share their best tips to help you take that first step on your freelancing journey

Posted by Sean Knox on 29/01/21

What skills are hiring managers looking for in 2021?

If you are a trainee journalist or a recent graduate, your CV might be looking a tad bare after a year of disruptions and lockdowns. But there is still plenty you can show to a recruiter

Posted by Katherine Cenaj on 27/01/21

How to build your contact list during covid-19

Developing and nurturing your network is just a matter of looking in the right places and following social protocol. Industry professionals offer seven tips and tricks to networking during a pandemic

Posted by Yasmin Tenk on 27/01/21

Samantha Tomaszewski, social strategy leader, BuzzFeed, on career in social media audience engagement

Journalism graduates often feel that working in social media is a pipeline dream. An experienced social media journalist shares words of advice and encouragement for those wanting to break in

Posted by Jacob Granger on 21/01/21

Tip: Four tips to start your career during the pandemic

Newsroom veterans offer advice to early-career journalists on the job hunt

Posted by Yasmin Tenk on 21/01/21

A beginner's guide to moving from written journalism to audio storytelling

If you are used to typing your articles, a new career in radio or podcasting may seem daunting. Here are five tips on how to write for the ear

Posted by Grace Murray on 05/01/21

BBC's five tips to break into the technical side of the media industry

There is more to broadcast than the faces on screen and voices on the radio. Here is how to find those jobs

Posted by Jacob Granger on 14/12/20

Newsrewired special: Penelope Jones, founder of My So-Called Career, on building a resilience toolkit

2020 reminded us that anything can happen to our careers in the near or distant future. An expert media career coach helps you create an action plan if the worst case scenario was to unfold

Posted by Jacob Granger on 10/12/20

How did you get your first job as an energy and environmental journalist?

Falmouth University graduate Kira Taylor shares how she landed an internship with media network Euractiv, which has seen her move to a new country during the pandemic

Posted by Sophie Aristotelous on 12/11/20

How did you get your first job as a digital journalist?

Edinburgh Napier University graduate Iain Leggat explains how reassessing his career goals led to a new role reporting on trending and social news for JPI Media

Posted by Sophie Aristotelous on 03/11/20

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