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Entrants usually possess a degree or equivalent qualification. A variety of postgraduate diplomas is available. Vocational qualifications covering various aspects of journalism are available at Levels 3 and 4.


  • Determines subject matter and undertakes research by interviewing, attending public events, seeking out records, reviewing written work, attending film and stage performances etc.
  • Responds to stories as they break.
  • Writes articles and features and submits draft manuscripts to newspaper, magazine, new website, periodical or programme editor.
  • Engage with the public and disseminate news stories, lifestyle and opinion pieces through social media.
  • Builds contacts in their field to ensure a supply of news.
  • Sub-edits other journalists' stories.

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