Journalist apprenticeship

Create news items using a combination of words, pictures and moving images

Working within the media industry, such as TV, radio, online, social media and print, public relations and communications, you’ll aim to inform the public either through news and current events or through analysis and features. During the journalist apprenticeship you’ll be responsible for finding, researching and creating content tailored to your target audience in a deadline driven environment. Content can include news, features, reviews, documentaries, live events, researching data, shooting, recording and editing video, recording and editing audio interviews and creating podcasts. In your day-to-day work you’ll source material, speak to contacts, conduct interviews and produce content in a timely way, so good communication is key. You’ll need good editorial judgement and a clear understanding of the law, relevant codes of practice and ethical principles. The NCTJ diploma in journalism in the gateway qualification for the apprenticeship.


Duration: 14 months

Relevant school subjects: English, ICT

Entry requirements for the journalist apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely A-levels or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 5 (Advanced)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £22,500 per annum

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