Jobholders in this unit group investigate and write up stories and features for broadcasting and for newspapers, magazines and other periodicals, evaluate and manage their style and content and oversee the editorial direction of these types of output and publication.
Current Entry Requirements
Entrants usually possess a degree or equivalent qualification. A variety of postgraduate diplomas is available. NVQs/SVQs covering various aspects of journalism are available at Levels 3 and 4.
Typical education level:Level 4-6
- Determines subject matter and undertakes research by interviewing, attending public events, seeking out records, reviewing written work, attending film and stage performances etc.
- Writes articles and features and submits draft manuscripts to newspaper, magazine, periodical or programme editor.
- Selects material for broadcast or publication, checks style, grammar, accuracy and legality of content and arranges for any necessary revisions.
- Liaises with production staff in checking final proof copies immediately prior to printing.
related to this Career
- AS and A Level in EconomicsFTPTLevel 31 Year
- AS and A Level in English LanguageFTPTLevel 31 Year
- AS and A Level in Media StudiesFTPTLevel 31 Year
- BTEC Level 3 in Film and TVFTLevel 32 Years
- Subject AreaAS and A2 Levels
- Subject AreaBusiness
- Subject AreaEnglish
- Subject AreaIT and Media Production
- Subject AreaVocational