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Recruiting predominantly from universities is skewing representation in UK newsrooms. What are the alternatives worth exploring and how do we make them a success?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 31/05/22

Foreign journalists can write in English, thank you very much

EU journalists are underrepresented in the British media, it is not a problem of English language barriers

Posted by Camille Dupont on 11/05/22

What can be done to create more viable routes into journalism?

80 per cent of the UK press hold university degrees, a one-way route into journalism which is stopping the industry being more representative

Posted by Jacob Granger on 09/05/22

Tip: Use non-media experience to your advantage

Having a background in call centres, coffee shops or education can provide transferable skills to work as a journalist

Posted by Jacob Granger on 11/03/22

Why UK newsrooms will soon need more apprentices

With rising costs of living, fewer young people may be able to afford university in the coming years. We need to offer more affordable routes to the industry or risk having journalists disconnected from their audiences

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 11/03/22

What will it take to get more women into tech roles in the newsroom?

Whether they cover stories about tech or develop new products, women journalists bring fresh voices and views that every news organisation will need to survive and thrive

Posted by Catherine Edwards on 09/03/22

How to get your foot in the door at BBC and ITN

So you want to work for the national broadcaster, ITV, Channel 4 or Channel 5 but do not know where to start? Follow this guide

Posted by Amanda Nunn on 08/03/22

How to network with commissioning editors

Successful pitching makes a successful freelancer, and that means building relationships

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 18/02/22

Video CVs: fab or fad?

Grabbing a recruiter’s attention with a recording of yourself may be just what you need to stand out. But it is not for everyone

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 14/02/22

How to achieve your goals in 2022

It is never too late to plan for success and pick yourself up if something goes wrong. Make this the year you do not fail your ambitions at the first hurdle

Posted by Jacob Granger on 11/02/22

Digital culture and internet reporting: why are these two beats rapidly growing?

It is not all about cat memes - from news about influencers to brands' internet presence, the online world is full of real stories that matter to your audience

Posted by Fern McErlane on 07/02/22

Tip: Smash your annual work review

Impress your boss and put yourself in prime position for a promotion

Posted by Jacob Granger on 07/01/22

New year, new career?

A dream job does not just pay the rent, it also fulfils your personal and professional needs. So grab a cup of coffee and start working on your career plan for 2022 and beyond

Posted by Jacob Granger on 05/01/22

Tip: Prepare for your next job interview

Land the job you are after by making sure you are as prepared as possible

Posted by Hilal Seven on 15/12/21

Tip: Recruit the best social media editor for your team

When hiring someone to take control of your social media strategy, these are all the questions you should put to them in the interview process

Posted by Jacob Granger on 29/11/21

Mark Herschberg of The Career Toolkit on planning your next career move

The pandemic has made us think more closely about work-life balance and job satisfaction. How do you weigh up what is the next best move for you?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 11/11/21

How has the pandemic changed media recruitment?

While hybrid working allows employers to recruit from a wider pool of talent, some struggle to retain staff lured by the vast sea of opportunities

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 10/11/21

Must-have skills for a media startup CEO: Una Murphy of VIEWdigital

What does it take to be the leader of a new media business? We speak to the co-founder and publisher of a mission-driven social enterprise based in Northern Ireland, about navigating the line between editorial and business

Posted by Jacob Granger on 19/10/21

Must-have skills for a media startup CEO: Barak Ronen of CRUX

What does it take to be the leader of a new media business? We speak to the co-founder of a tech platform designed to measure reader's knowledge on important news topics to drive engagement

Posted by Jacob Granger on 12/10/21

Must-have skills for a media startup CEO: Joe McGrath of Rhotic Media

What does it take to be the leader of a new media business? We speak to a former Dow Jones desk editor turned founder of a financial and business content agency

Posted by Jacob Granger on 05/10/21

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