Careers

So you want to be a journalist? In this section, you'll find a range of helpful guides and tips to get into the industry. Pick up tips on writing a CV and covering letter or read our latest career guides.

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Alumni

The majority of successful journalists working across all media sectors are NCTJ-trained and qualified. Journalists from all sectors of journalism, as well as those who have moved into other industries, share stories from their careers and how their NCTJ training benefited them.

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Freelancing

Freelancing is something many journalists turn to at some time in their careers. For some, it’s the way in; for others it’s a way of developing their career, of jumping to the next level at certain key points. What does it take to be a freelance journalist?

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Sports journalism

A sports journalist has to be equally as confident writing a match report as covering the trial of a premier league footballer. A love of sport needs to be backed up with sound reporting and legal knowledge in order to succeed. 

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