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Department of English and Media

Further details on typical roles, employers and sector trends can be found on our Employability Portal and within the Job Sectors section of the Prospects website and TargetJobs.

The following professional bodies offer information on the labour market, continuing professional development and in some cases, networking opportunities. We have also included examples of job areas and sectors within the discipline and websites for potential vacancy listings.

English and English Literature

English graduates find opportunities with many different employers in public and private sector organisations. To find out how your strengths, skills and interests may be suited to a particular job, try the career planner at:

Library, Information Services

For more information on where information officers are likely to work and salary guides for each sector visit Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).

English, Writing, Linguistics



Broadcast, Film and Television, Videography Jobs:

The broadcasting industry runs very few training schemes for new entrants and even fewer targeted exclusively at graduates. Training schemes that are advertised tend to be very competitive and receive thousands of applications. Due to the competition, you will need to show substantial commitment and many candidates will already be working in the industry.

Training scheme providers include:

Smaller independent television, film and video companies offer additional opportunities and sometimes advertise on their websites. There are hundreds of independent production companies in the UK, some of the main ones include:

The trade association for independent producers is the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television (PACT). It lists member companies on its website.

Additionally a range of small-scale and larger production companies are also listed in media directories, such as:

Other Media related sites for jobs and careers information:

Attending media fairs and networking events is a good way of finding out about opportunities.


Other media jobs include:


Roles such as TV/Film/Video Producer, Production Coordinator, Radio Producer, Runner (most production entry jobs are highly competitive and often require work experience applying as a Runner can provide important experience and give networking opportunities to help applications. Not many runner positions are advertised, so you need to be proactive and network to gain access to the majority of vacancies. Most people find work through word of mouth and speculative applications).

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