How to become a broadcast journalist
You can get into this job through:
- a university course
- an apprenticeship
- working towards this role
- applying directly
- graduate training scheme
Most broadcast journalists enter the job after doing a degree or postgraduate qualification in broadcast journalism.
Some courses are accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council.
You'll usually need:
- 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree
- a degree in any subject for a postgraduate course
You could do a higher Digital Journalism Apprenticeship with a broadcaster like the BBC.
To do this apprenticeship, you'll need:
- 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a higher or degree apprenticeship
You could start as a production assistant or runner with a broadcasting company and work your way up.
Some broadcast journalists move into broadcast journalism from print journalism.
You could apply directly to broadcasting companies like the BBC who offer graduate training schemes. Places are limited and competition is strong.
You could create an online showreel to show potential employers examples of your work.
You can find out more about careers and training in the media through the Broadcast Journalism Training Council.
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