The NCTJ is bringing together a group of outstanding journalists to champion quality, trust and diversity in journalism and the value of achieving an NCTJ qualification.
NCTJ-qualified journalists from across the industry – in different roles and sectors and from all backgrounds – are invited to express their interest in joining a new ambassadors’ group.
Ambassadors will get access to networking opportunities and help to secure the future of the quality, trusted journalism for years to come.
The ambassadors will support the NCTJ by representing us at events, including careers fairs and conferences, and could make media appearances, write articles and give talks to the public.
Joanne Forbes, NCTJ chief executive, said: “We know gaining an NCTJ qualification gives aspiring journalists the best chance to succeed as they kick-start their careers.
“The training also instils and fosters the highest standards of journalism practice in the next generation of journalists.
“In gathering a group of dedicated ambassadors, our ambition is to spread the word about the value of NCTJ qualifications as a marker of quality, in turn helping the public appreciate the vital work professional journalists do in the fight against misinformation.
“I encourage journalists from all over the UK to get involved with this group – we can’t wait to hear from you!”
This comes as the NCTJ’s Job Destinations 2023 research found 88 per cent of students who achieved the NCTJ’s gold-standard Diploma in Journalism were working in the industry within 15 months, compared to just 28 per cent of journalism graduates.