Journalism careers guide 2020

The NCTJ has published a careers guide, which aims to encourage people from a range of backgrounds to consider a career in journalism. 

Sponsored by the Financial Times, the guide has been sent to schools and colleges across the UK and is packed with valuable advice from journalists in a range of roles.

Aspiring journalists can consider their training options by hearing 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.

Huffpost UK journalist and former Journalism Diversity Fund recipient Nadine White is this year’s cover star, and explains why she wanted to become a journalist.

Nadine, who studied at News Associates in London, said: “I decided to venture into journalism to help be the change I wanted to see.

“But my passion for journalism has never been just for me; it’s very much for communities like mine – and everyone who wants to learn more about the world in which we live.

“That’s the key reason why I report so heavily on marginalised perspectives.”

Also in the guide:

  • What makes a good journalist?
  • Different areas of journalism
  • Being a health reporter during a pandemic
  • Using social media as a journalist
  • Data journalism
  • Choose the right route for you
  • NCTJ-accredited course listings

Click here to read the guide. To request print copies, please contact Sarah Kenny.