Journalism / PR / Publishing - Graduate Jobs and Internships

Journalism, PR and Publishing

Are you interested in a career in Journalism, PR or Publishing? In this section you can find out what occupations in these sectors involve along with advice about how to access a career in Journalism, PR or Publishing.

Job Description for Journalism, PR and Publishing

This sector has changed dramatically in recent years due to developments in social media and blogging. Journalism, PR and Publishing are challenging industries to find a job in and it is often necessary to carry out unpaid or freelance work in order to gain vital experience.

Journalism is the collection, interpretation and presentation of news and other information, which usually involves conducting interviews, creating reports and stories, researching backgrounds to stories and attending special events. Interesting opportunities exist in Journalism such as working for local, regional or national papers, magazines, radio stations and digital media companies.

There are many jobs in Publishing, obviously including editorial work, but also across design, production, rights, publicity, marketing and sales. Publishing graduates will usually begin their careers working as editorial assistants or copy editors. Common employers in Publishing include publishers of books and magazines, companies producing in-house magazines and professional bodies.

The main aim of those working in Public Relations is to effectively communicate a message to different target audiences to influence them in a positive way. Public Relations graduates can find opportunities within large commercial organisations, governmental bodies and also the public sector, working in-house, freelance or for an agency. PR is a sector which is closely linked to Advertising and Marketing, so graduates also have access to jobs in this sector.

Occupations in Journalism, PR and Publishing

  • Advertising copy writer
  • Broadcast journalist
  • Copy editor
  • Editorial assistant
  • Magazine journalist
  • Newspaper journalist
  • Publishing sub-editor
  • Publishing copy-editor
  • Information officer
  • Market researcher
  • Public Relations (PR) Officer
  • Multimedia specialist
  • Writer

Skills needed to work in Journalism, PR and Publishing

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to write articulately
  • Experience in the industry
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Creativity
  • Up-to-date knowledge of social media
  • Multimedia skills
  • Curious
  • Critical analysis
  • Self-management
  • Resourcefulness
  • Leadership
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organisation

Qualifications needed for a career in Journalism, PR and Publishing

Competition for jobs in Journalism, PR and Publishing is fierce, so not only will candidates require the necessary degree, but also relevant work experience. It is highly advisable that graduates send speculative applications to companies. Professional training recognised by the National Council for Training of Journalists is very important for a career in Journalism. Postgraduate courses in Journalism, PR and Publishing can help improve your chances of finding employment but aren't essential.

Top universities in the UK for Journalism, PR and Publishing

  • Cardiff
  • Oxford Brookes
  • Sheffield
  • Nottingham Trent
  • Lincoln
  • Kent
  • Westminster
  • Teesside
  • Sheffield Hallam
  • Leeds
  • Central Lancashire
  • Coventry

Employers of Journalism, PR and Publishing Graduates / Main Graduate Employers

Typical employers of Journalism graduates include PR consultancies, advertising and marketing companies, corporate communication agencies, charities and higher education institutions.

Harper Collins and Macmillan provide graduate programmes in publishing and other publishers include: Penguin Group, Pearson and Random House amongst many others.

Typical employers of PR graduates include PR consultancies, advertising agencies, charities and governmental bodies. Some well-known employers include: Hill & Knowlton, Text 100, Hotwire and Hollis UK Press and PR Annual.

Average UK salary for Journalism, PR and Publishing

The average salary for Journalism is £30,393, but graduates starting out can expect to earn approximately £23,000. The average salary for Marketing, Advertising and PR is £27,000 and the average salary for Publishing is £32,500.

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