September 10, 2018 (Updated )
Finding journalism and media jobs is the first stumbling block for so many of us. Where do you find them? How do you make sure you find them first? What if you don’t want to work in London?
There are actually way more journalism job sites than you might think, so here’s our massive (and regularly updated list) of where to scour for jobs. We’re good like that.
• Journo Resources: You’re here and you didn’t know we did jobs?!? Get yourself up on that top menu RIGHT now. We’re the only website to only list jobs that show a salary range, so you know what you’re applying for. And, of course, all jobs are paid. We also make it easy to filter for jobs outside of London, those with remote working, and much more. Not everyone wants to be forced to use the tube daily. If you’re an advertiser, you advertise a role for just £50.
• Journalism.co.uk: It’s all the name really. This is a really good one for both UK and US jobs, with new listings going up almost every day. The list is impressively extensive, and ordered by what has been listed most recently, and they encourage as many employers as possible to list salaries publicly. They also have an excellent news team who post updates on the industry more widely.
• Media Beans: Another indy publisher like us, this is a really comprehensive place to start looking for journalism and media jobs. They curate a list of openings from across the web on a daily basis and their weekly email is probably one of the most useful alerts you can sign-up for.
• Cision Jobs: With sections for both journalism and PR jobs, there’s a huge range of stuff on Cision — generally they have more than 100 jobs live at any one time. They guarantee that all the internships they list pay at least the National Minimum Wage.
Yes, that is a pretend newsroom. (Image Credit: Unsplash)
• HoldTheFrontPage: This site has a particular specialism for regional, local, and business-to-business publications, as well as news agencies. A decent chunk of the job adverts list salaries and new stuff goes up every week.
• Creative Access: Covering the creative sector more broadly, but with specific sections for journalism and broadcast, Creative Access is a particularly good spot for entry-level jobs. They specialise in reaching people from underrepresented backgrounds, and some opportunities are specifically for people from ethnic minorities and lower socioeconomic backgrounds.
• Arts Council Jobs: It’s a bit hidden on their website, but as well as advertising internal vacancies, the Arts Council also list vacancies from across the sector. We tend to use the key phrase search to add something like “editorial” or “social media” and it always throws up something interesting.
• Creative Lives In Progress: A recent discovery for our team, this board is a mix of entry-level creative jobs, internships, and other opportunities like grants and mentoring. We find something useful every time we check it, and they also have tonnes of online resource pieces.
• If You Could Jobs: The sister site of Creative Lives In Progress, this board is a bit more on the media agency side of things, but often yields total gems in the fields of social media or content writing. Plus it’s a joy to look at and their monthly email is a wonderful read about how to apply for stuff.
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• The Dots: This is another good one for creative types, and has a decent selection of journalism jobs in the mix. You will have to create an account to see the full listings, but that’s free and also includes a portfolio and networking opportunities.
• Total Jobs: We use this one quite a lot when we’re searching for our newsletter and it tends to have several hundred jobs live at any one time. They’re also pretty good at widening your search results to relevant stuff, so make sure to comb through the whole list. You can also search by location and commute.
• Indeed: I wrote when I first published this piece in 2018 that this was possibly the worst designed website in the world. And, you know what? I stand by it. You can narrow you search to specifically journalism jobs and as they pull in from all over the web, there’s always tonnes there, but the quality can vary wildly.
• Guardian Media Jobs: We’d advise keeping the sector search on this one slightly more broad to ‘media’ rather than ‘journalism’ so you see the best stuff. This isn’t just jobs from The Guardian, it’s from across the whole industry, so is worth checking in on from time to time.
• Employers’ Websites: Pretty much all the big employers have their own websites, so you know, check those too. Several of them won’t list anywhere else, so if you’ve got a dream place to work, it’s worth keeping tabs. Try:
- BBC Careers
- ITV Jobs
- Telegraph Talent
- Channel 4 Jobs
- Thompson Reuters Jobs
- DC Thomson Vacancies
- Incisive Media Jobs
- Future Careers
- Work For Sky
- The Guardian Work For Us
- News UK Careers (The Sun, The Times, TalkSport etc)
- Newsquest Media Group
- Reach Jobs (The Mirror, Daily Record etc)
- Condé Nast Britain Jobs
- Hearst UK Jobs
- FT Careers
- Global (Heart, Capital, etc)
- New Statesman Media Group
- DMGT Careers (The Daily Mail, Metro.co.uk, the i Paper)
- Hachette (Hodder & Stoughton, Octopus, Orion etx)
• IJNnet: The International Journalist’s Network is a hub of all things opportunities, with a few jobs sprinkled into the mix. There’s also tonnes of other useful opportunities such as grants, funding, and mentoring opportunities.
• Press Gazette: Aptly called Jobs4Journalists, this job board isn’t majorly populated to say the least, but if you’re at the stage of reading this far, you’re probably going to want bookmark everything you can find. It’s also the go-to site for industry news, so well worth a visit.
• LinkedIn: Sure, this might seem like the obvious one, but don’t forget to check LinkedIn. It’s pretty dire for showing salary ranges, however, you can make the platform work for you – the more you interact with jobs you like the more it will tailor your feed to you. Plus, you can also signify yourself as open to work on you profile.
• Charity Job: There’s a growing need for journalists in the charity sector, so trust us when we say this really isn’t as left field as you might think. Charity Jobs is one of the biggest sites for jobs with charitable organisations and there’s tonnes under their media and digital sections.
• Timewise: Only interested in working part-time or flexibly? Join the club. While this isn’t a wholly journalism site, it is an excellent hub of flexible jobs with a healthy media section.
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• FashionWorkie: Ok, the specialism here is very much in the name. There’s a whole section dedicated to journalism roles with fashion brands and companies, including freelance gigs and internships. Salary details are a little scant though.
• I Like Networking Jobs: More broadly looking across the creative sector, I Like Network has a small selection of great jobs with great vibes. It’s also well worth following them on Instagram for their weekly round-up of other jobs boards.
• Reed: Much like Total Jobs and Indeed, this is a general purpose jobs website with a journalism section. If you’re looking at the others, chances are the listings here are duplicates, but for serious job hunters, this is worth keeping an eye on.
• Talent Hub: These pals are a recruitment agency, but don’t let that stop you. They specialise in digital, creative, and marketing stuff, so there’s a good chance you might find something interesting if you’re looking across the media more broadly.
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