Skills and qualifications needed for a career in Journalism Skills and qualifications needed for a career in Social Media Communications

–          Communication

–          Self-motivation

–          Team building

–          Writing

–          Timing skills

–          attention to detail

–          investigating

–          persuading

–          listening


–          NCTJ, BJTC, or the PTA


–          Visual Thinking

–          Statistical Analysis

–          Improvisation

–          Public Speaking


–           Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or marketing

–          The City & Guilds ITQ Social Media

Technical –         Photoshop, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, InDesign, Illustrator
Writing –         Opinionated, factual, fictional writing, blogs, evaluation, review, analysis.
Social Media –         Twitter, instagram, Facebook, snap chat, periscope.
Job title and description: Radio producer

–         Radio producers are responsible for the audio content of broadcasts via radio, the internet and other mobile platforms. They are involved in the entire process, from generating ideas to managing the audience response after a programme.

Skills required: –         generate original ideas, storytelling, radio market,  variety of recording equipment, communication, work calmly effectively, knowledge of the law, ethics and industry regulations, strong IT skills.
Progression routes to this career –         BA (Hons) Media and Communication (Radio Production)

–         BA (Hons) Radio Production

–         MA Radio

How would I like to progress after this course? Do a radio degree or the nt