Find out more about opportunities across this exciting sector. Gain tips on routes into the media industry from experienced professionals and learn what you can start doing now to increase your chances of success! Events cover publishing, broadcast media and advertising, Marketing, PR and journalism. View the Media Week schedule.
UCL Careers Resources: Exploring Careers in the Media PDF
Media Week | 2020/21
Panel event recordings
On Thursday 3 December a selection of industry representatives were on hand to answer UCL students questions about journalism. If you're interested in pursuing journalism as a career, or simply want to find out more, this is the video for you.
Journalists research, write, edit, proofread and file news stories, features and articles. Their work is broadcast on television and radio or published in magazines, journals, newspapers, and online. A career in journalism is fast changing, with developments in technology meaning that more people have access to news reports than ever before.
We use the term broadcast media to encompass TV, Film, Radio and Digital programming. There is no one clear route into the industry, making industry knowledge and networking key skills to gain a foot in the door. Some people start with a junior role to gain experience and contacts before working their way up to their desired role, whilst others compete for a limited number of places on large graduate and training schemes.
Publishing is one of the UK’s leading creative industries, communicating concepts and ideas around the world.
According to research by the UK Publishers Association, ‘the publishing industry has a turnover of more than £6bn and directly employs 29,000 people in the UK. It is the largest exporter of books in the world, with income from exports accounting for almost 60% of revenues’.
Across all sectors, marketing, advertising and PR techniques are used to connect with audiences and promote services. Roles in the sector can be broadly divided into those working in house for an organisation and those working for an agency.
Media Week | 2019/20
UCL Careers blog: 7 Things we Learned at Media Week 2019
UCL Careers blog: Insights into: Working in Travel Journalism
UCL Careers blog: Insights from: Deputy Social Media Editor in The Independent
Media Week | 2018/19
- UCL Careers blog: Getting into publishing isn't a breeze - but it's worth the effort!
- UCL Careers blog: Get into broadcasting panel event
Media Week | 2017/18