There are many ways to break into journalism. But one that has stood the test of time is work experience. Spending some time in a professional newsroom as a journalist still learning the ropes can give you the contacts, skills and confidence to land a job in the industry.
In an old-but-gold feature for GoThinkBig, an online hub that provides valuable advice on work experience opportunities, Natasha Preskey, freelance writer and editor, writes about how her work experience with Waitrose Food set her up for a career in journalism.
From biggest learning curves to advice for others considering placements, Preskey says making the most of the opportunity is all about perseverance.
"You can’t be afraid of bugging people because the only way to get yourself noticed is to continually pester someone until they give you an answer. When I first started applying for placements I was petrified of picking up the phone and actually asking to speak to whoever was in charge of work experience," she writes.
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