Journalism Virtual Work Experience

April 2021

Upcoming Virtual Work Experience


This programme is free
for students

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You’ll get practical skills
and knowledge

You’ll earn a certificate if
you complete the

What’s involved

Live workshops with

You’ll meet professionals in live
workshops and be able to ask
them questions.

Work and assignments

You’ll complete activities and work assignments to develop skills and knowledge.

Fits your schedule

If you miss a workshop then you
can still catch up by watching
a recording.


During this free two-week virtual work experience programme, you’ll take an in-depth look at print, broadcast and photojournalism as well as a variety of roles within the industry. You’ll meet professionals working in many of these areas and roles in webinars, which will give you a chance to ask them your questions. Finally, you’ll complete work and assignments to get an understanding of what life in the journalism industry is like.

The virtual work experience programme involves around 10 hours of activity. You can complete the work over 2 weeks meaning you can fit it around your schedule, whether that be school or college. There are live workshops, but don’t worry if you’re unable to attend – you can watch recordings on-demand. 

The programme will take place between 6th April 2021 and 16th April 2021. You do not need to be available full time between those dates, but you do need to be able to complete 10 hours worth of activity over the two weeks.

What's you’ll cover:

During this two week programme you’ll cover the following areas:

  • The journalism industry: Its core values, career opportunities, and its place in modern culture
  • Print journalism: Newspapers, magazines and the roles within an editorial team
  • Broadcast journalism: TV, radio, typical job roles, and the UK’s broadcast media providers
  • Photojournalism: What it is, how to get into it, and what makes a great photograph
  • News copy editing, news production, and presenting
  • Tips for getting started in the industry: From pitching yourself to building a portfolio of your work.


The virtual work experience programme will take place from 6th April to the 16th April 2021. The deadline for applications is March 29th 2021 and applicants will hear if they have a place on the programme on the evening of March 31st 2021.

Students in England in years 10, 11, 12 and 13, and students in Scotland in fourth year (S4), fifth year (S5) and sixth year (S6) that attend a school or college in the UK are welcome to apply.

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