A good portfolio is something that can set you apart from other candidates helps you show organisations and editors why you are the right person for the job.
We as PressPad are working hard to lower the social and financial barrier of entry into journalism and to ultimately diversify the media.
However, we know we are not alone in our cause and we want to show our appreciation and raise awareness of other charities and organisations that are fighting to improve representation and inclusivity in the media. For this, we have created a list of organisations focusing on creating fair and equal opportunities for those who are disadvantaged and underrepresented; and are challenging the homogeneity of voices in the media worldwide.
If you are struggling to find work or have looked through every relevant job board – company websites can be a great way to find positions that are only advertised internally. By looking through a company’s website directly you can actively seek opportunities from employers that interest you and they may not have been seen by other people seeking work within the media industry.
We spoke with our Junior Graphic Designer, C-Jaye, who has managed to leverage paid work experience throughout his career so far to gather some tips on how you can do the same.
Applying for a position for any role can be daunting; but as a new graduate or young person it can feel especially strenuous and unfamiliar. We have gathered some CV tips when looking for a job in the media for you in this piece.
Asking questions in your studies or the workplace can feel extremely daunting – but why? Is it our fear of inconveniencing others or looking silly, or is it because we feel as if it appears that we are incompetent or haven’t listened to our superiors or teachers? These feelings of apprehension are completely normal – and although what we may feel or interpret as a ‘silly’ or ‘stupid’ question can actually make us look smarter and will demonstrate our curiosity and willingness to learn.
Facebook groups can offer great support and advice, are a great place to share your thoughts, and have discussions with other media professionals.
Journalism is a highly rewarding and exciting industry to work in, but finding a role and experience can be extremely daunting. This list of job boards will enable you to take that first step into the world of journalism and will assist you with finding creative opportunities within the media industry.
Daniella is about to begin her final year as a journalism student. In this blog she talks about how to make the most of your experience with student journalism.
As a journalist, it is normal that ideas for potential stories come to you almost randomly and throughout your everyday life but the “everything is copy” mantra can have its drawbacks if you do truly make everything copy.