Senior journalist apprenticeship

Inform the public about news or current events, or through features, opinion or analysis articles

Working in the media, in public relations or communications, you’ll report, research and create content, as well as commission work. Typically, work will be completed in an office and can involve unsociable hours and shift working. Skills can include filming, recording and editing audio and video in a deadline driven environment, with the aim to inform or entertain on TV, radio, online or in print. You may decide to specialise in a particular area, from crime to politics, technology, sport or fashion. As a senior employee, you’ll lead a team, managing and allocating jobs, and helping to mentor junior staff. During the senior journalist apprenticeship you’ll need to display sound editorial judgement at all times, with a thorough understanding of the law, relevant codes of practice and ethical principles. Other job titles could include content editor, features editor and audience relationship manager.


Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: English and ICT

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

Achievement upon completion: Level 7 (Higher)—equivalent to a master’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £29,000

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