What Is a Career in Journalism Like? In Conversation with a Journalist, Founder & CEO

On the show today we meet Joe! Joe works as Journalist, Founder & CEO in the media & communications industry in the UK. If you’re curious about a career in journalism, check it out!

Joe kindly shares with us: 

  • Common misconceptions of the journalist role 
  • An overview of the journalism/media industry 
  • Typical roles within a content media agency 
  • The purpose of the journalist role   
  • What a journalist does on an average day   
  • Most enjoyable parts of the role  
  • Challenging parts of the role  
  • Proudest moments in the role  
  • How Joe became a journalist, founder & CEO, having set his sights on journalism at age 11  
  • Highs of the career journey   
  • Challenges of the career journey  
  • Importance of role models and mentors   
  • Helpful education, training and skills for aspiring journalists/media professionals 
  • The future of the journalism/media profession 
  • Advice and resources for people who are keen to find out more about a career in journalism/media: 
  • Advice for his younger self and you!   

We also talk about:

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) within the industry 
  • The importance and value of networking    
  • Juggling the pursuit of your passion and paying the bills 
  • The importance of being able to bring your whole self to work to do your best work 
  • Overcoming rejection and the power of persistence

So if you’re curious and wondering what a journalist does or how to become a journalist or if you just want to be inspired ~ listen or watch and enjoy! 

PS – If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you!