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A presentation delivered to journalism students at Leeds Met University and at Southampton Solent University in January 2013

A presentation delivered to journalism students at Leeds Met University and at Southampton Solent University in January 2013

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  • Employability masterclass Leeds Metropolitan University 23 January 20139 January 2013 The New York Times newsroom in 1942 By Marjory Collins [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
  • Journalism.co.uk @journalismnewsSarah Marshall, technology editor, @SarahMarshall3
  • The competition✤ Kentish Gazette✤ Journalism.co.uk✤ Money Marketing §✤ Telegraph✤ Guardian 40 82 20-100 BBC - entry level ‘Several Hundred’ 75-100✤ ‘Several100-120 Thousand’✤ BBC - trainee scheme
  • “Your job is to make yourself stand out. “Youll do this through demonstrating your competencies, skills, experience, creativity,awareness of deadlines and understanding of news.” Daniell Morrisey, talent executive, BBC
  • Example The competition?✤ 82 applications 2✤ 5 sent a CV with no covering letter✤ 11 people didnt send a CV✤ 6 had spelling errors✤ 1 mistake in name✤ 6 applicants not in UK✤ 48 applicants did not specify skills asked for in job description✤ 79 made no reference to key point in job description
  • Covering letter emailCovering letter“It is vital that people think about whether or not theyhave the right experience for the job thats being“Applicants need to look more carefully at the personadvertised.specification and really tailor the covering letter.“Applicants need to look more carefully at the“It is vital that people think about whether or not theyperson specificationhave the right experience for the job and really tailor the thats beingcovering letter.”advertised.”Gillian Pears, senior HR manager, Future PublishingGillian Pears, senior HR manager, Future Publishing
  • Covering letterCovering letter“Applicants we liked had taken time to look at thenewspaper and have a view on it.“Applicants need to look more carefully at the personspecification and really tailor the covering letter.“People that story ideas“It is vitalwith people think about whether orwho they , not seemedhave theaboutexperience for the job thats beingto know right our campaigns and what weve beenadvertised.”doing as a newspaper.”Gillian Pears, senior HR manager, Future PublishingLeo Whitlock, editor, Kentish Gazette
  • Covering letterCovering letter“Applicants need to look more carefully at the person “Include links to your work.”specification and really tailor the covering letter. Phil Hammond, head of recruitment, the Telegraph“It is vital that people think about whether or not theyhave the right experience for the job thats beingadvertised.”Gillian Pears, senior HR manager, Future Publishing
  • Covering letterCovering letter“Some got my name wrong, spelt the name of the paper“Applicants need to look more carefully at the personor towns incorrectly.specification and really tailor the covering letter.“Some were very obvious spelling mistakes, othersbecause they people think about whether or not they“It is vital that fell foul/fowl of spell checks/cheques.have the right experience for the job thats being“It puts you off the candidate from the very beginning.”advertised.”Leo Whitlock, editor, Kentish GazetteGillian Pears, senior HR manager, Future Publishing
  • Covering letterBBC application“Applicants need to look more carefully at the person“Always go back to the job description as your base.specification and really tailor the covering letter.“Think of the core competencies as headers – and“It is vital that people think about whether or not theyconsider leaving them as headers.”have the right experience for the job thats beingadvertised.” executive, BBCDaniell Morrisey, talentGillian Pears, senior HR manager, Future Publishing
  • Covering letterCovering letterMetro / your title of choiceYou’ll have:“Applicantsequivalentto journalism / photojournalism at the person •A degree or need in look more carefullyspecification and really tailor the covering letter. •Reporting experience“It•Legal knowledge people think about whether or not they is vital thathave the right experience for the job thats being •A clear passionadvertised.” for fashion / sport / politics / technology •Lots of ideasGillian Pears, senior HR manager, Future Publishing •An understanding of social media
  • CVs“Dont just give the titles and dates, give examples of storiesyou have worked on.”Paul McMillan, editor, Money Marketing
  • Got an interview? Expect to be Googled and followed
  • Interviews“Do you research .“It sounds really obvious but its the number one mistakein nine out of 10 interviews.”Daniell Morrisey, talent executive, BBC
  • Interviewing recent graduates“You get a sense of the hunger or eagerness to learn wheninterviewing those people fresh out of university."Paul McMillan, editor, Money Marketing
  • Interviews“We like to see and enthusiasm andpassion for people wanting to come and work for us.”Phil Hammond, head of recruitment, the Telegraph
  • Interviews“Give examples such as ‘if I were working for this site,these are the things you haven’t covered from this angleand I could do it’.That’s the Holy Grail if you can say ‘this iswhat’s missing and this is how I can fill that gap’.”Anne Eden-Russell, recruitment manager, the Guardian
  • Job interview questions✤ What did you do to prepare for this interview?✤ Tell me about your best work.✤ Whats the biggest story in xxxx at the moment?✤ What do you read and like?✤ Where do you want to be in 5 years?✤ When have you had to perform under pressure? Your turn✤ Ideas✤ Deadlines✤ Working as part of a team✤ Working on your own✤ Ask questions
  • Job interview questionshttp://storify.com/journalismnews/memorable-and-amusing-journalism-job-interview-que
  • Key skillsAccording to editor of the BBC Newswebsite✤ Traditional skills - curiosity, resourcefulness, legal, (shorthand?)✤ Speed and accuracy✤ Visual storytelling✤ Social media - research and pushing out✤ Data
  • Thank you Sarah Marshall @SarahMarshall3 @journalismnews 23 January 20139 January 2013 The New York Times newsroom in 1942 By Marjory Collins [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons