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Useful resources for finding jobs

Specialist media job-board websites:

Guardian jobs

Gorkana PR - features jobs in journalism and jobs in PR, but it also has a news section that covers new appointments – which may mean freelance work is available at their old workplaces.

Jobs4Journalists - jobs site run by Press Gazette.

CIPR Jobs - vacancies advertised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

Broadcast Jobs - jobs and freelance work website in association with Broadcast magazine and Screen International magazine's jobs website, jobs.screen

Institute of Internal Communication Recruitment - jobs, freelance work and sometimes maternity leave contracts.

Other websites that often include jobs for journalists:



Specialist recruitment agencies:
PFJ Media Recruitment - wide range of jobs, including journalism, editing, books and PR.
Blue Skies Careers - jobs in PR.

Other useful websites:

PayScale - provides average UK salaries  and average Irish salaries for a range of careers.

Creative Skillset - the industry body that supports skills and training for people and businesses.

See the main NUJ training section for information about training courses organised by the NUJ and other union bodies.

The union's freelance section has information and resources useful for freelance journalists.


Why You? CV Messages to Win Jobs,
Job Interviews: Top Answers to Tough Questions,
Career Reboot: 24 Tips for Tough Times,
all by John Lees and published by McGraw Hill.

The Interview Book - Your definitive guide to the perfect interview
by James Innes and published by Prentice Hall.