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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

Must-have skills for a media startup CEO: Govind Balakrishnan of Curio

What does it take to be the leader of a new media business? We speak to a former BBC strategist turned co-founder of a narrated journalism company

Posted by Jacob Granger on 28/09/21

Must-have skills for a media startup CEO: Mike Donoghue of Subtext

What does it take to be the leader of a new media business? We speak to the brains behind an SMS platform that connects journalists and news outlets with their audience

Posted by Jacob Granger on 20/09/21

What makes a good writer? Human stories, active voice and an open mind

Author of the new book "Write Like You Mean It" Steve Gamel shares his tips on perfecting your style and storytelling techniques

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 15/09/21

Where is the problem in the diversity pipeline?

Diversity champion and editor of The Conversation Jo Adetunji says that newsrooms must stop hiring in their own image and young journalists need to learn to pester the pros

Posted by Jacob Granger on 14/09/21

Must-have skills for a media startup CEO: Katie Vanneck-Smith of Tortoise

What does it take to be the leader of a new media business? We speak to one of the founders of a slow journalism publisher that went from 0 to 130,000 members in two years

Posted by Jacob Granger on 13/09/21

Tip: Job-hunt like a pro

Create a plan of action if you are serious about finding new employment

Posted by Jacob Granger on 10/09/21

Tip: Four steps to a compelling cover letter

Take this chance to show your prospective employer why you are right for the role

Posted by Jacob Granger on 09/09/21

Tip: Careers guide for journalism students

A journalism degree opens up many possibilities. The NCTJ gathered advice from media pros on routes into the industry and the skills required

Posted by Jacob Granger on 01/09/21

Must-have skills for a media startup CEO: Chase Palmieri of Credder

What does it take to be the leader of a new media business? We speak to the mind behind a 'Rotten Tomatoes for news' platform

Posted by Jacob Granger on 27/08/21

Must-have skills for a media startup CEO: Ben Moe of Frame

What does it take to be the leader of a new media business? We speak to the founder of an interactive journalism publication that has raised around $500k in investment

Posted by Jacob Granger on 16/08/21

Must-have skills for a media startup CEO: Joshi Herrmann of The Mill

What does it take to be the leader of a new media business? We speak to the founder of a Substack newsletter publication with a fresh take on local news

Posted by Jacob Granger on 13/08/21

Jo Adetunji, editor of The Conversation, on recruiting diverse talent

The UK media industry is still way too posh, pale and privileged. But where is the problem in the pipeline? We discuss how BAME young journalists can shine, and how newsrooms can make the hiring process more inclusive

Posted by Jacob Granger on 05/08/21

Tip: Getting your foot in the door of the industry

Follow these steps and your first big job in journalism

Posted by Jacob Granger on 23/06/21

'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

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