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#Tip: Advice on applying for journalism jobs

January 14th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted by in Jobs, Top tips for journalists
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Wannabe Hacks has put together a list of tips for applying for a jobs in journalism.

The advice is compiled from what the WH team have learned over three years of sifting through applications from people wanting to join them.

Top tips include finding out who to address your covering letter to, keeping your CV specific and talking about what you can bring to the team.

Any would-be reporters might also be interested in article Journalism.co.uk produced recently about things journalists wish they had known before joining the industry.

We also advertise a range of journalism jobs on our jobs board.

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#Tip of the day for journalists: CV writing pointers

January 2nd, 2013 | 4 Comments | Posted by in Jobs, Top tips for journalists

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On the BBC College of Production website, talent executive for BBC Vision Simon Wright runs through some pointers to help media job seekers “improve your CV, sell your skills, get you an interview and hopefully, a job”.

And here is a detailed guide from Journalism.co.uk on how to write a covering letter and CV – it is almost a year old, but the tips remain relevant today.

If you have a tip you would like to submit to us at Journalism.co.uk email us using this link.

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‘This won’t be solved through recruitment alone’: Your thoughts on the NUJ’s financial crisis

May 29th, 2012 | 2 Comments | Posted by in Job losses, Journalism

Confirmation from the National Union of Journalists that it is facing insolvency has prompted journalists to suggest some ideas on how to improve the union’s situation.

NUJ general secretary Michelle Stanistreet said in an email to all members yesterday that “doing nothing is not an option” – and she asked members to encourage colleagues to join the union.

She said: “If no action is taken the union would face insolvency and the consequential prospect of a merger as soon as later this year.

“We have been here before, and the way out is by acting together in the collective interests of the union we are all passionate about.”

Journalist Leah Borromeo said the NUJ’s problems would not be solved through recruitment alone and that a merger with broadcasting union Bectu would reflect convergence in the wider media industry. Back in 2008, the NUJ looked at leaving its Headland House headquarters in London and sharing with Bectu, but nothing came of it.

Brian Whelan says not enough is being done to recruit graduates:

NUI Galway MA student Colette Sexton adds:

And Sheffield Uni MA student Luke Martin says the NUJ’s antiquated website isn’t helping:

However, Donnacha DeLong says improvements to the site are on the way:

One option being proposed is a five per cent rise in subscription rates. However, Telegraph journalist Jennifer O’Mahony suggests rethinking the membership fees structure altogether:

Any ideas? What would you do to improve the finances of the NUJ?

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NUJ ‘financial crisis’: Leaked report in full

May 25th, 2012 | 1 Comment | Posted by in Jobs

The National Union of Journalists is in ‘financial crisis’, a report leaked to Journalism.co.uk reveals.

Update 4.52pm: This document has been removed at the request of the NUJ.

 

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Twenty-five new media, journalism and editorial jobs this week on Journalism.co.uk

May 1st, 2012 | No Comments | Posted by in Jobs
These are the latest editorial, PR and media job opportunities from this week on Journalism.co.uk’s jobs board.
The Chelsea Magazine Company requires an experienced Publisher for its portfolio of consumer specialist titles

Salary: DoE
The Chelsea Magazine Company
London, England

beetroot, one of the UK’s leading communications agencies, is looking for a top-notch writer to mould copy – printed and digital – for a number of our clients across a variety of sectors.

Salary: DoE
beetroot
London, England

beetroot, one of the UK’s leading corporate communications agencies, has a vacancy for an experienced editor/account manager.

Salary: DoE
beetroot
London, England

Leading international B2B media company Cavendish Group International is seeking three aspiring journalists with a keen interest in the energy industry and BRIC/emerging markets to work on our new websites at our central London offices.

Salary: Expenses
Cavendish Group International
London, England

Are you an ambitious, talented, multi-media journalist, hungry for that first big break into editorial management?

Salary: DoE
William Reed Business Media Ltd
Crawley, England

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Bristol branch of NUJ to protest over Evening Post cuts

The Bristol branch of the National Union of Journalists is due to hold a peaceful demonstration later today following news that 20 jobs were at risk with publication of the Evening Post’s Saturday edition to be stopped from next month.

The protest will take place outside an exhibition marking 80 years of the Northcliffe Media’s title from 6.15pm outside the Galleries in Bristol. The union branch says it has received much support from the local community.

Last week NUJ general secretary Michelle Stanistreet said the changes to the Evening Post were a “shock announcement”.

We call on the paper’s management to take steps to avoid job losses and enter into meaningful consultation with staff and their union representatives.

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Newspaper reporter: fifth worst job? US careers study seems to think so

April 11th, 2012 | 1 Comment | Posted by in Jobs, Journalism

It is not as hard work as being a lumberjack, or as dangerous as working on an oil rig – but a US careers website has published a study claiming that being a newspaper reporter or broadcaster is one of the worst jobs going.

CareerCast.com looked at factors including stress, industry outlook, income levels and the general working environment to build a league table of 200 jobs. Newspaper reporter came 196th, just ahead of dairy farmers and soldiers. Broadcasters came 191st.

The site says: “Both jobs once seemed glamorous, but on-the-job stress, declining job opportunities and income levels are what landed them on our Worst Jobs list.”

One newspaper reporter told the site: “Today’s younger generation doesn’t seem to care about the news, and, if they do, it’s more about celebrities and Hollywood and not what’s going on in their backyards.”

Among the best jobs in the study were online advertising manager and software engineer.

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Twenty new media, journalism and editorial jobs this week on Journalism.co.uk

March 19th, 2012 | No Comments | Posted by in Jobs

These are the latest editorial, PR and media job opportunities from this week on Journalism.co.uk’s jobs board.

Communications officer – European Union

If you’re seeking a career in international influential communication, the European Institutions have a lot to offer.

Salary: DoE
EU Careers
Brussels/Luxembourg, Rest of Europe

Family finance writer

We are looking for an experienced financial writer to join an exciting start-up website, which aims to help families save money.

Salary: DoE
My Family Club
London, England

Associate editor

Centaur Communications publishers of Fund Strategy, the leading investment magazine is seeking to appoint an associate editor on a permanent basis to become an integral part of our news media internal team.

Salary: DoE
Centaur Communications
London, England

Account executive

Luxe PR requires a dedicated Account Executive to join our small, friendly team as soon as possible.

Salary: £18K – £20K DoE
Luxe PR
London, England

Reporter – Zurich

The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires are looking for a versatile, experienced reporter to cover banks and insurance in one of the world’s biggest financial centers – Zurich.

Salary: DoE
Dow Jones Newswires/Wall Street Journal
Zurich, Switzerland

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Twenty-four new media, journalism and editorial jobs this week on Journalism.co.uk

March 5th, 2012 | No Comments | Posted by in Jobs
These are the latest editorial, PR and media job opportunities from this week on Journalism.co.uk’s jobs board.
Alef International requires a talented Senior Designer to take the look and feel of our portfolio of respected, English-language publications to a new level.
Salary: Competitive, tax free and expatriate benefits
Alef Media
Riyadh, Middle East
Alef International requires an experienced editor to further develop a number of respected, English-language publications, based from our head office in Riyadh.
Salary: Competitive, tax free and expatriate benefits
Alef Media
Riyadh, Middle East
We are looking for a Specialist Publications Editor to produce creative and engaging business content and manage a portfolio of business guides.
Salary: Competitive
Insider Media
Manchester, England
Bloomberg News is seeking an experienced reporter to cover the Russian economy from Moscow.
Salary: DoE
Bloomberg
Moscow, Russia
An international organisation producing premium business information, research services and marketing solutions for senior level decision makers.
Salary: £18K
Progressive Digital Media
London, England
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Twenty-three media, editorial and online jobs this week on Journalism.co.uk

February 20th, 2012 | No Comments | Posted by in Jobs

These are the latest editorial, PR and media job opportunities from this week on Journalism.co.uk’s jobs board.

Technical editor/Writer

We are now looking for a Technical Editor / Writer which is a newly created role within our Group Publications team.

Salary: Competitive+benefits
Big Marketing
High Wycombe, England

Web content editor

Global Water Intelligence, the leading magazine for the international water business, is looking for a writer to produce and edit copy for its desalination related websites, www.desalination.com and www.desaldata.com.

Salary: £22-25K
Media Analytics Ltd
Oxford, England

Research analyst

As an analyst, you would work closely with a team on our market intelligence reports and consultancy projects. You would be a key team member, researching the fine detail while being aware of the big picture.

Salary: DoE
Media Analytics Ltd
Oxford, England

Production editor

Future’s world leading cycling media division is creating a team to launch high quality print and digital products and we are looking for a motivated and organised Production Editor to assist us in this innovative venture.

Salary: Competitive + benefits
Future Publishing Ltd
Bath, England

Art editor

Are you an Art Editor looking for a new challenge? Future’s world-leading cycling media division is creating a team to launch high quality print and digital products including special issues and apps.

Salary: Competitive + benefits
Future Publishing Ltd
Bath, England

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