Not finding relevant or frequent opportunities on job boards? Try company websites!
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.
BBC Careers is a great way to seek full-time opportunities for the BBC, with job advertisements and vacancies even available internationally. They have a simple to use ‘Vacancy Search’ bar that you can use to refine your job search and is updated regularly.
Remember to keep an eye out on the ‘Kick start your career section’ – which encourages graduates, school leavers, and those who wish to start or change their career in journalism a great range of opportunities. They offer a Journalism Apprenticeship Fast Track scheme and a Journalism Apprenticeship Advanced scheme (which was once recognised as the Journalism Trainee Scheme). These schemes last a duration of two years and provide you with the tools and training to then take on a Journalism Researcher role at the BBC.
ITV Jobs have a great range of opportunities which are updated regularly. They also have a search bar, allowing you to filter jobs by keyword and location – which is fast and simple. They offer a News Traineeship, which is great for those wanting to develop and learn skills to then kick start their career in journalism.
ITV strives for inclusivity and is committed to creating an organisation that prioritises inclusivity. Find out more – Applying to ITV with a disability
Channel 4 Jobs offers internal opportunities, and you can learn more about their departments and teams to gain an understanding of the area of work you are interested in. You can search and apply in the 4Jobs section, and you can also apply for work experience, apprenticeships and talent schemes in the 4Skills area – where they aim to provide opportunities for talented individuals.
Sky offers a range of internal opportunities on their website – and their application process is now completely digital. The company offers work for people looking to begin their career, you can find more information in the ‘Early Careers’ section. It also details a range of insight days, apprenticeships and work experience available so can be a valuable resource.
Sky also strives for inclusion and wants to celebrate diversity and encourage voices with a range of backgrounds. They state how they are “committed to a target of ‘20 and 5, by 2025’. 20% Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic representation and 5% Black representation.”
News UK Careers is a great website to apply for journalistic opportunities across the UK at organisations like The Times, The Sun or Talk Radio, with access to internal and external vacancies.
You can register and receive job alerts to keep regularly updated – here.
Reach plc offers opportunities both national and regional, in print and online, and across the country. With positions for newsbrands such as the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Sunday People and over 100 distinguished regional titles, it is a treasure trove for those on the journalism job hunt. They also keep their website updated regularly so be sure to keep your eyes peeled.
Hachette advertises a range of internal editorial and writing opportunities on their website, with plenty of entry-level positions for those beginning their careers.
Hachette describes how they aim “to be the publisher and employer of choice for all people, regardless of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality or socio-economic background”.
Hopefully applying for opportunities through company websites will not only benefit you but also widen your job search.
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