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What can our jobs board tell us about the market?

November 1st, 2010 | 1 Comment | Posted by in Editors' pick, Jobs

Freelance Unbound has produced a great post looking at the current state of the journalism jobs market, based on data analysis of’s own job listings.

Judging by their analysis, it seems that roles in specialist business journalism for publications based in London are your best bet:

The most telling items in the chart are the tiny slices for lifestyle and celebrity – the most popular media choices for j-students – and for general news reporting. Very few jobs are advertised in these areas (at least here).

Full post on Freelance Unbound at this link…

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What’s in a journalism job ad? Analysing the skills required by employers

September 21st, 2010 | 1 Comment | Posted by in Jobs, Training

Following on from our laid-off report looking at journalism job losses and how the shape of the journalism workforce in the UK is changing, I thought it would be interesting to do a quick analysis of the job ads currently available on What requirements and skills are employers stipulating and which are the most popular?

(I took the text from job ads on the site that list requirements or candidate profiles and have tried to take out irrelevant words as much as possible)

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