"I have had a fantastic career in journalism after training with Paula. She runs wonderful courses. I have worked at The Times, The Sunday Times and the News of the World as a sub-editor. Anyone who wants a job in journalism should sign up with Journalist Works."

Martin Burns, sub-editor News of the World


You can be a:

  • Multi-media journalist
  • Specialist reporter
  • Sub-editor
  • Feature writer
  • Editor
  • Social media manager
  • Community editor

    Work in the UK...

You can enjoy working in:

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Web
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Social media
  • Corporate communications
  • PR

    ...or overseas

NCTJ accreditation means you are ready to become a journalist and hit the ground running from day one. 

Editors and publishers all over the world acknowledge and trust the NCTJ qualification.

A top-level gold standard NCTJ diploma is a passpot to employment, as a data released in July 2015 shows.

In 2014 more students achieved the NCTJ Gold Standard on our Fast-track Diploma than any other course in the country.


Brighton Journalist Works has an excellent record for graduate employment, as this blog post reflecting on BJW's gold-standard students shows.

Half the May 2015 gold standard graduates were working journalists just six weeks after completing their courses.

Shanti Das: First week post NCTJ - Shanti at South West News

Georgia Hingston: First week post NCTJ - Georgia at the Saffron Walden Reporter

Taylor Geall: Herts Advertiser – Forget journalism BA make it NCTJ

You can find our alumni across multiple media outlets including New Statesmen, You Magazine, Men's Health, NME, Huffington Post, Daily Telegraph, Newsquest, Trinity Mirror, Johnston Press and Archant.

Sophie Devlin: Sub editor, Daily Mail Weekend magazine – From YOU to Weekend

Rosy Cherrington: Style writer, Huffington Post – Catwalk dreams and dodgy perfume

Scarlett Wrench: Acting production editor, Men's Health – Abs the way to do it

Helena Murphy: Community editor, Urban Outfitters – NCTJ opened doors to fashion giant

We also produce an exceptionally high percentage of gold-standard journalists in the country. An average of 70% at the top grade on every course.

Editors know this.

Editors don't have the time (or budget) to train. They need new journalists to hit the ground running.

Our students develop contacts and find exclusive stories during their time on the diploma.

These are key skills all editors want.

Like Brighton Journalist Works graduate Giles...

"The week after we finished our exams I did a week of work experience at FRONT magazine. I wrote a feature on a band which will be published in next month's issue (out on February 14, 2010).

Last week I did a week of work experience at Daily Star Sunday. I've got two news stories published, which appeared in last Sunday's edition. One of them covers half a page (pg27) and has a byline, which I will definitely be using in my portfolio!

For the next three weeks I'm doing an internship at and today I'm having a few things published on their site. I'm very excited!"

Giles Bidder

This is the year you become a journalist.

Like Roxy Freeman...

JW Graduate Roxy Freeman landed a lead story and four page feature in The Guardian.

"The tutors at Brighton Journalist Works were extremely supportive of me - they taught me all the necessary skills to become a journalist."

Roxy Freeman

Sophie has her dream job...

Sophie Eager is a celebrity news wire reporter for the international Splash News and Picture Agency "I didn't want to go to Uni when I left school, instead, I chose to do a journalism course at Brighton Journalist Works and it was definitely the right decision because I got a job very quickly after completing it."


Find out how you can become a journalist this year, by clicking on the link below.

Diploma in Journalism