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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Displaying 5 of 19 Agencies that recruit for Journalism jobs in the Media industry.

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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
Temple Court, 13A Cathedral Road, Cardiff, Wales, CF11 9HA
291 293 High Street, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 4RR 20 Woodland Road, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 7PL 4 Providence Court, Pynes Hill, Exeter, Devon, EX2 5JL Courtyard House, Mill Lane, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1EY Offices 10-11, Quay West Business Centre, Quay Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4LJ 26 Terminus Street, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1EY 5 Town Centre, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 0JZ 383 Hendon Way, London, NW4 3LP 110 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 4LZ 67A High Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1AY Limehurst House, Bridge Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1NH 16 Pudding Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LT 56 Sheep Street, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 2LZ 4th Floor, Unipart House, Garsington Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 2PG 211 Pearl House, Anson Court Technology Park, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST18 0GB Mitre House, 9/15 High Street, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1DF 13-15 Rumbridge Street, Totton, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 9DQ First Floor, Charles House, Charles Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2PQ 11 - 13 Ravenswood Crescent, High Street, West Wickham, London, BR4 0JH
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MP Resourcing LTD

MP Resourcing understand the diverse needs of today’s businesses and job seekers and offer expert help for clients and candidates. From candidate sourcing through to advertising, response handling, screening and interviewing, MP Resourcing offers local Permanent Recruitment Services providing comprehensive and tailored solutions that improve efficiency and reduce costs.
Coverage  Berkshire and Oxfordshire
99 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4RY

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
CB1 Business Centre, Twenty Station Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 2JD
49 Lodge Lane, Grays, Essex, RM17 5RZ 3000 Cathedral Hill, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7YB Suite 13199, 2nd Floor, 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU Prudence Place, Proctor Way, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 9PE Wireless House, Fawkham Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 6JS
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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
4B Bank Court, Weldon Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 5RF Suite 5, Queens Place, 1 Queens Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 1JN
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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

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