The media sector is constantly adapting to advancing technology and changing trends, making it one of the UK's most diverse and exciting industries to join
While you might work for a newspaper, magazine, website or broadcaster you'll increasingly need to have multimedia skills and be able to work across all platforms. You'll need a combination of the skills from your degree and work experience to help you stand out and break into this competitive sector.
- Broadcast journalist
- Editorial assistant
- Magazine features editor
- Magazine journalist
- Newspaper journalist
- Press photographer
- Press sub-editor
- Web content manager
If you're interested in working in this area then you might want to consider doing a journalism course.
If writing the headlines or being in front of the camera doesn't appeal then there is lots you can do behind the scenes. A mixture of creative and technical skills is important for most production roles. You'll also need to be able to work with others and take and give directions, meaning effective communication skills are a must.
- Film director
- Film/video editor
- Lighting technician, broadcasting/film/video
- Location manager
- Multimedia programmer
- Multimedia specialist
- Sound technician, broadcasting/film/video
- UX designer
- UX researcher
The obvious role in publishing is to work with an author to edit their book but you could also work in design, production, marketing and sales. This can then be broken down into specialist areas including academic, educational, fictional or medical. The increase in eBooks means that those working in publishing also require digital skills.
For more information, take a look at how to get into publishing.
Radio and television
Many roles will start as entry-level positions and you'll need to build your skills and experience to work your way up the ladder. It's not all about being the voice or the face and many roles involve the creation of the programme or getting it out there for audiences to hear.
- Broadcast engineer
- Broadcast presenter
- Programme researcher, broadcasting/film/video
- Radio broadcast assistant
- Radio producer
- Runner, broadcasting/film/video
- Television camera operator
- Television floor manager
- Television production coordinator
- Television/film/video producer