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.

NCTJ journalism careers guide 2021 coverSponsored 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.

Sky Sports News presenter and St Mary’s University graduate Emma Paton is this year’s cover star, and talks about how sports journalism is more accessible to women than it has ever been.

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It’s great that when I speak to students, they don’t see this is a barrier in any way. I think that’s how St Mary’s helped me – the course set me up. We had lots of women in the cohort and female journalists speaking to us.
Emma Paton

Also in the guide:

  • First steps to start out in journalism
  • The golden rules of journalism
  • An introduction to podcasting
  • Investigative journalism
  • Choose the right route for you
  • NCTJ-accredited course listings

…and much more!

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