Journalism careers guide

Do you want to be a journalist? Our journalism careers guide is packed full of information, tips and advice on how to get into one of the most exciting careers around.

Sponsored by the Financial Times, our journalism careers guide is sent to secondary schools and colleges across the UK.


Find out about the different training routes available and hear from alumni about the different paths they took into successful careers.

The guide also features easy-to-navigate listings of all NCTJ-accredited courses, which are a cut above the rest.

The cover star is Emily Davison, a visually-impaired student who is now in her dream journalism job as a reporter for Newsquest’s News Shopper after bespoke NCTJ training offered by Ability Today’s Academy for Disabled Journalists.

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It's amazing that I finally have my dream job.
Emily Davison

Also in the guide:

  • The characteristics of a journalist
  • The art of storytelling
  • Building bonds with communities
  • A day in the life of an ITV production journalist
  • Choose the right route for you
  • NCTJ-accredited course listings

…and much more!

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