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

Journalists bring people the news and information from their street, community, town or city, and from around the world, using a combination of words, pictures and moving images. As a junior journalist, you’ll learn how to work on your own competently and without immediate supervision in generating and producing stories for publication and/or broadcast. You’ll learn work across print, broadcast and digital media, and need a hard-working attitude, an inquiring mind, a lively interest in current affairs, an ability to write and use words accurately and with effect, persistence and determination, and a willingness to embrace change and accept unsocial working hours. Journalism is a career path with much potential. You’ll be able to work toward a specialism in a particular field, such as finance, or a specialist role, such as sub-editing.


Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: English

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £18,000 per annum

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