Wednesday, October 7, 2009...9:30 am

The changing face of journalism jobs

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Bang mediaIt’s always interesting to observe the changing requirements of media employers. But sometimes you have to wonder what’s going on at these companies.
Eager young journalism graduates wanting to make their mark in the world of showbiz reporting might well be tempted to apply for this recent ad from entertainment news agency Bang Media International (run by former red-top showbiz legend Rick Sky, no less).

Top entertainment news agency seeks a vibrant talented reporter. Local newspaper or agency experience and a passion for showbiz and news gathering essential. Limitless opportunities await.

Sounds great. Oh, but there’s more.

Work experience positions or internships are currently also available as well as vacancies for dynamic ambitious people to join our money-making media marketing team – one of these vacancies would suit a budding journalist who wants to gain a foothold in the wonderful world of showbiz news as both media marketing and journalistic training will be given.

Hmm. So what you’re saying is that if I want to be a fully-fledged entertainment journalist the best route would be an entry-level media sales post. Because “full journalism training will be given”.
Well – it’s cheaper than a three-year BA, that’s for sure.

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