Journalism recruitment agency listing

Journalism is a popular career choice, but that means competition is fierce for jobs with newspapers, magazines and online publishers.

Newspapers used to recruit school leavers as trainees, but that is now rare and the minimum qualification needed for an entry-level position is usually a degree. Journalism graduates who studied a course that allowed them to complete their NCTJ qualification will have an advantage when applying for trainee reporter roles, but employers will also consider people with English or media studies degrees.

Most journalists begin their career as a trainee with a local newspaper, magazine publisher, news agency or website. Jobs at this level are almost always advertised direct, rather than through recruitment agencies, and pay between £13,000 and £18,000 a year, depending on location and the size of the publication.

Once they have completed their training, staff can choose to focus on news, sport, business, features or production. Good mainstream reporters and feature writers with bulging contact books will always have employment opportunities. Rival publications will be keen to hire them and much of the recruitment is done on a recommendation basis.

However, publications that need staff with specialist knowledge, such as trade journals, tend to use editorial recruitment agencies to find the right people. Similarly, many production journalism jobs, including vacancies for sub-editors, page designers and section editors, and senior managerial positions are filled by agencies.

Salaries for permanent positions within the industry vary from £20,000 for a reporter's role on a local newspaper to six-figure packages for editors of national newspapers and high-circulation magazines. Many experienced journalists prefer to operate on a freelance basis, with their earnings dictated by how much work they can sell.

 
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  • GLOSS CREATIVE RECRUITMENT

    Based in the heart of Leeds, we know that the media sector is fast paced and requires specialist creative staff members. Offering candidates for a wide variety of roles from Journalists and Copywriters to Studio Managers, our exclusive Yorkshire database contains local, pre-qualified candidates with skills including HTML Coding and Digital Publication, ready to fill your permanent and contract vacancies.
    Coverage Yorkshire
    • 2 Wellington Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4AP
  • TalentQuest Ltd

    With the ability to source for all Media roles excluding Broadcast, Talent Quest can be trusted to provide clients with comprehensive, UK staffing solutions. Whether you're in Advertising, Journalism or Online, our consultants have the market knowledge and necessary search tools to source the staff you're looking for. Our unique database and social presence means that we have everything to find your next Art Director, Editor or Web Designer.
    Coverage UK wide and Europe
    • Central House, 1 Ballards Lane, London, Finchley, N3 1LQ
    • 40 Princess Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 6DE
  • Berry Recruitment - Commercial Division

    From senior director level to more junior within finance, HR, marketing, sales, customer service and administration our Office and Contact Centre service is geared towards matching candidates with opportunities which precisely suit their capabilities. We have an established pedigree within the sector and our specialist teams are well qualified to advise and assist your career development.
    Coverage UK wide
    17 Offices Nationwide
  • LinkPoint Resources Limited

    As a specialist recruiter to the media sector our consultants have built an extensive database of talented media professionals. We know where to search and have developed innovative ways to reveal the best candidates. Our reputation in the industry is enviable and we have experience of both in-house and agency environments. Previous successful placements include areas such as Publishing, Film and TV and Events Management.
    Coverage UK Nationwide
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    • 3000 Cathedral Hill, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7YB
    • Wireless House, Fawkham Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 6JS
    • Suite 13199, 2nd Floor, 145-157 St John Street, London, EC1V 4PY
    • 49 Lodge Lane, Grays, Essex, RM17 5RZ
    • CB1 Business Centre, Twenty Station Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 2JD
    • Prudence Place, Proctor Way, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 9PE
  • JT Recruit Ltd

    JT Recruit is a well respected local agency and we have a great deal of experience in recruiting the right person for you or finding the right job for you. What makes us different from a lot of our competitors is that we care about you!
    Coverage East Midlands, West Midlands,
    • 34 Charnwood Street, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 2GU
    • Suite 5, Queens Place, 1 Queens Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 1JN
    • 4B Bank Court, Weldon Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 5RF
  • Buchan and London Recruitment Ltd

    Addressing all positions in what is an extensive industry, Buchan and London Recruitment are able provide in demand professionals for Media Roles such as Events Coordinators and Online Editors. Our professional service is held in high regard by clients nationwide, valuing our ability to consistently provide superior staffing solutions for what is a competitive industry. We deal with permanent vacancies all over the UK.
    Coverage UK WIDE
    • Howard House, 110 Brooker Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1JH
  • Blue Tree Recruits

    Digital, Creative, Marketing & PR Recruitment At Blue Tree, we genuinely love recruitment. We are passionate about helping our clients grow their business by finding the right candidates and ensuring our candidates find the right role for them, itís all about developing long term trusted relationships with both our clients and candidates alike.
    Coverage Surrey Hampshire Sussex Berkshire Bedfordhshire
    • No 3 Rio House, High Street, Ripley, Surrey, GU23 6AE
  • Halo Personnel Ltd

    99% of our new business comes from word-of-mouth recommendations - we really think this speaks for itself - we recruit the kinds of people that we would have working in our business, if we don't think they're up to it then we just won't send their details; we don't like wasting your time, and especially not our own! we're down to earth and honest recruiters, independent and flexible with how we can work for you - Trust us, you won't regret it!
    Coverage UK Wide
    • BBIC, Innovation way, South Yorkshire, Barnsley, Yorkshire, S75 1JL
  • Options Recruitment (Scotland) Ltd

    Within our diverse organisation we have expertise in a number of areas, and within these areas we recruit the full spectrum of candidates. We have a renowned reputation of providing a first class service to both clients and candidates alike.
    Coverage Throughout the United Kingdom
    • Comely Park Business Centre, 16 Comeley Park, Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 7HU
  • Personnel Selection

    We are committed to finding the RIGHT person - not just ANY person - for the job! Our consultants are reliable, industrious and innovative and always deliver an outstanding service to both candidates and clients alike. Personnel Selection; it's what we do best!
    Coverage Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex, Wilts
    • 3 High Street, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6BG
    • 9a High Street, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 1LJ
    • Medaxon House, Mill Mead, Staines, Staines upon Thames, Middlesex, TW18 4UQ

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Journalism Salary Rates
Low Pay:£17,000
Medium Pay:£24,000
High Pay:£30,000
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Average Journalism Salaries by Region
East Anglia
£26k
London
£26k
Home Counties
£23k
South East
£24k
North West
£28k
Northern
Ireland

£17k
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