Creative and Media

Newspaper journalists, also known as reporters, investigate and write up stories for local, regional and national newspapers. They cover any event of interest to their specific audience, ranging from reporting on council meetings and school fetes for a local paper, to general elections and world events for the national press.

Personal skills

Excellent writing skills, good listening and questioning skills, an enquiring mind and a lively, inquisitive interest in people, places and events, an interest in current affairs at all levels, research skills


£15,000 to £40,000 per year

Key skills




Creative and Media

  • The creative and media industries are the UK’s fastest growing sector
  • There are around 542,500 people employed in the sector
  • 31% of the Creative & Cultural Skills workforce is located in London
  • 61% of the workforce is male and 56% of sector workers are under 40
  • Across the UK, there are 180,000 courses at F.E and H.E level in the sector