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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

Tip: Get your big break in social media

Want to work on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter? Channel 5's video content editor offers first-hand advice on how to impress in interviews and nail the application process

Posted by Sophie Aristotelous on 03/11/20

Tip: Write the perfect CV for a journalism job

Job applications are tough and competitive, but an original and engaging CV will help you stand out from the crowd

Posted by Emily Redman on 29/10/20

How did you get your first men's advice column?

Rhys Thomas, City, University of London graduate and freelance journalist, tells us how he impressed Vice editors enough to land his own column on the website discussing personal issues affecting men

Posted by Cameron Brooks on 14/10/20

Theo Chikomba of BBC News, and Ishwari Yardi at University of Leeds, on mentorships during covid-19

A mentor and the mentee talk about best practices around providing guidance to students wanting to enter the media industry

Posted by Jacob Granger on 08/10/20

How did you get your first job in digital content production?

Journalism degrees teach a multitude of useful skills. Bournemouth University graduate Roxanne Cooper-Costello talks about how her Master's degree in multimedia journalism has helped her break into creating social media video content for brands

Posted by Sandra Stoica on 05/10/20

How did you get your first job in freelance radio journalism?

Imogen Holland, Salford University graduate, talks about becoming a freelance journalist at Metro Radio during the pandemic

Posted by Isabelle Osborne on 15/09/20

BJTC relaunches support scheme for virtual work experience and cancelled placements

Struggling with the bills whilst working from home? Underprivileged journalism students can receive £200 from the Placement Assistance Scheme to ensure that everyone gets a fair shot in the industry

Posted by Jacob Granger on 13/09/20

How did you get your first job in feature writing?

Nicole Baddeley, Bournemouth University graduate, talks about becoming a digital trends and feature writer for Newsquest during the pandemic

Posted by Sandra Stoica on 07/09/20

How do you interview celebs during the coronavirus pandemic?

Two celebrity journalists share their stories about quizzing the rich and famous on Zoom calls, including chatting with explorer Steve Backshall about the strangest places he has defecated

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 03/09/20

How did you get your first job at a local paper?

James Ashworth, City, University of London graduate, talks about becoming a local reporter at the Andover Advertiser during the pandemic

Posted by Grace Braddock on 20/08/20

Five tips for making your internship application stand out

Give yourself the best chance to get noticed by following this advice from two senior producers at CNN

Posted by Grace Braddock on 17/08/20

Lottie Gross, freelance writer, on how to make travel writing work when you cannot travel

Finding freelance work in a lockdown has been a nightmare for many but travel writing was especially badly hit. Here is how the pandemic forced the industry to reinvent itself

Posted by Jacob Granger on 06/08/20

Tip: What to do when your internship falls through

Journalism students have found newsroom opportunities limited in the covid-19 era. Where else can they look to hone their talents?

Posted by Ellie Smitherman on 03/08/20

A future in journalism: four ways to gain work experience during the coronavirus pandemic

When internships and work placements are being cancelled or postponed, how can entry-level journalists carve a career for themselves?

Posted by Ellie Smitherman on 29/07/20

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