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Journalism: Sector Overview

Introduction to careers in journalism. Covers production of print and online resources.


Sector Overview

What jobs are available and how to get them


NCTJ - National Council for the Training of Journalists. Postgraduate training course in journalism

SEO - Search Engine Optimisation, making content designed to rank highly on search engines

ABC - Audit Bureau of Circulations, the group that monitors use of newspapers and webpages for advertisers

Facts and Figures


Sector Overview

This guide covers careers in journalism and writing

Journalists produce content for magazines, newspapers, radio, television, and online publications

As well as producing written content, journalists can be employed to produce other forms of content, for instance data-sets, images, videos, etc

Most journalists start with a degree. An additional journalism postgraduate qualification (called an NCTJ) can be useful

Where do journalists work?

According to a recent survey, these are the fields journalists work in


Writers find work producing fiction and non-fiction material for radio, books, TV, and many other media

These job descriptions give you some idea of the jobs in this area and what they involve