It can be hard to break into broadcast and journalism. Don’t assume that going to university or studying a relevant college course will get you straight into a higher level job role.
First jobs are often low paid and there is a lot of competition. People usually volunteer to gain experience. However, a degree plus relevant experience and the right attitude will help you move into higher level positions. Moving up in the industry is often based on practical experience, contacts and the right personal qualities.
I cover the lifestyle content for The Scotsman Magazine, The Scotsman's Saturday supplement.
Gaby Soutar, lifestyle writer for The Scotsman Magazine
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