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How do I find a job in magazine journalism?

I have been an NCTJ qualified journalist for over a year now but have had little luck on the job front. Media Agencies, The Guardian newspaper and publishing house websites have had a few jobs on them but competition is very tough and despite a fairly impressive CV I have had no success. Unfortunately I can't afford to undertake unpaid work experience. It seems most of these editorial jobs are given through contacts or via word of mouth. Any suggestions?

Asked By: Rosie - 10/11/2006
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take your c.v and show it around the news agencies
Answered By: gill w - 10/11/2006
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Just a suggestion. Check out the most current Writer's Market and submit some articles to some mags. Maybe if you get published, you will make a name for yourself and have a better chance at getting a job with some major 'zines.
Answered By: Curious George - 10/11/2006
 
Read The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger. I suppose the film is the same as the book.
Answered By: allseasons - 10/15/2006
 
I know you said that you can't afford to take an unpaid placement but you can't afford not to as far as contacts go. You have to get your face out there and until you get a placement you are just waisting your time. In the year that you have been qualified you could have done like 20 placements already. What about the... More
Answered By: s.spoiled - 10/15/2006
 
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