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Journalist

Journalist

“If you have excellent writing skills, then read on. This could be the ideal job for you.”

Journalists look to document a variety of content in writing, both in print and online. Content can include news, current-affairs, travel and products reviews.

Newspaper journalists, also known as reporters, investigate and write up stories for local, regional and national newspapers. You should enjoy researching and investigating things. You'll also need to be determined and persistent, to make sure you get the story.

Magazine journalists write news articles and features for all types of publications. These range from 'glossy' consumer magazines to specialist trade journals. To be a magazine journalist, you will need to have an enquiring mind. You should also have an interest in people, places and events. You will also need to be determined and persistent.

Those new to the industry can gain valuable experience by writing and maintaining an online blog whist working to achieve relevant qualifications.

Skills you'll learn at South Devon College

  • improved English skills and writing techniques
  • listening and questioning skills
  • research skills
  • specialist knowledge in a variety range of subjects
  • self-confidence, and the ability to work with others
  • improved maths and IT skills
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