A good way to get relevant and practical experience in this area is through the MEDIA (Media Employability Development In Action) Programme, available to AHSS students in first and second year. The Gown and The Tab are also opportunities to write and be published.
Broadcast Journalist - research, investigate and present news and current affairs content for television, radio and the internet.
Broadcast Presenter - the public face, or voice, of programmes broadcast on television, radio and the internet.
Commissioning Editor - identify books or media products to publish in order to build up a publisher's list, commission work by finding authors or responding to book proposals, rather like that of a buyer.
Editorial Assistant - requires excellent grammar and communication skills and a keen interest in publishing.
Lexicographer - write, compile and edit dictionaries for both print and online publication. These include English for native speakers, English for learners of English, technical, e.g. law and bilingual, for native speakers or learners of English.
Magazine Features Editor - responsible for the content and quality of their publication and ensures that stories are engaging and informative.
Media Planner - identify which media platforms would best advertise a client's brand or product. They work within advertising agencies or media planning and buying agencies.
Newspaper Journalist - research and write stories for national, regional and local press. On smaller newspapers journalists have to multitask; they may work on layout, photography and sub-editing as well as write stories.
Programme Researcher - provides support to the producer and production team, including contribute ideas for programmes, source contacts and contributors, collect, verify and prepare information for film, television and radio productions.
Writer - you will need to be creative, organised and disciplined and possess excellent research skills along with a passion for the written word.