The world of media is fast-paced and ever changing and makes for an exciting career for inquisitive individuals.
Who can I work for?
There is a vast range of areas you can choose to specialise in. These include PR, print, online, digital, new media, agency and photojournalism.
Where and when can I work?
Working in the media has worldwide opportunities. Most roles involve working outside the normal 9am-5pm as news is always happening and ever evolving.
What can I earn?
Salaries depend on the type of media you wish to specialise in. If PR is your calling you can earn between £20,000-£75,000 depending on your experience. Local newspaper and national journalists earn anything between £17,000-£50,000 plus.
What are the benefits?
The benefits include the life experience and the number of people you get to meet. Also there is no buzz quite like uncovering a 'scoop'.
Are there chances of promotion?
Promotion often depends on your experience and the availability of roles in your organisation.
What will I be responsible for?
In this vast sector you could be responsible for generating news angles, meeting and greeting clients, presenting live news or publishing stories online.
Do I need any experience?
A lot of weight is put on individual experience within the media sector but journalism and PR qualifications are needed to back this up.
What attributes are needed?
You have to have excellent interpersonal skills and be a confident communicator with the ability to work to tight deadlines while multitasking. You also have to have a natural interest in asking questions and finding the 'hook' of a story.