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Journalism

Journalism

The biggest employers of journalists in Ireland are newspapers, TV stations and radio, but among the fastest growing sources of journalism employment are online only news organisations, where news is created in written or video format and distributed via apps, websites and social media.

This means that journalist's jobs are becoming more complicated; now they need to be comfortable not only with writing but also with speaking in front of a camera, recording audio and working to shorter deadlines. 

Journalism covers every element of society, if there’s an activity people are interested in then a journalist is covering it, whether it be music, literature, farming or any other aspect of our culture and economy.

Different forms of journalism include; advocacy journalism, broadcast journalism, investigative journalism and tabloid journalism.  

Having your finger on the pulse of up to the minute information is key and in some environments churning out content in a short space of time is crucial. Developing social media profiles is a feature of many of their jobs, building name recognition as a way to promote their work.

Rather than buying newspapers, social media platforms are the preferred platform accessed by millions worldwide daily as a source of news and articles. Journalists must now meet the challenge of creating content with that in mind. 

Routes into journalism are changing. Tenacity is needed to get your foot into the door and internships are almost a necessity. You will likely need to spend some time working as a freelancer, research assistant or sub editor as you build experience.




Occupations in Journalism
(sorted by Job Zone)

Editor - Publishing

Collect and edit manuscripts of books and other publications.

Media Researcher

Finds entertaining and interesting information, people and places for TV and radio programmes.

Newspaper - Magazine Editor

Co-ordinates and manages the regular production of a newspaper or magazine.

Web Designer / Developer

Works on the design, layout and coding required to build and maintain a website.

Web Editor

Writes and publishes pages for a website, presenting the content in the most suitble way for the website’s target audience.

Writer

Writes stories, books, articles, poetry and many other forms of written works or pieces.

Multimedia Producer

Involved in all aspects of the production of a multimedia product. Liaises with production team and client to ensure targets and goals are achieved.

Copy Editor

Reviews and edits the text of a publication to ensure compliance with company policy, accuracy, and correct grammar.

Journalist - Radio / Television

Radio/television journalists report on news items. It is necessary to respond to a story at very short notice and have the material ready by a deadline.

Journalist / Reporter

Reports news, sport & fashion information for newspapers, magazines, television and radio stations.

Multimedia Designer
Designs graphics and visual presentations for computer based multimedia applications.
Media Sales Executive
Develops and builds long term business relationships with potential advertisers and works to generate new business wherever possible.