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Behind the Headlines

Media careers advice

Advice and opportunities
Interested in a career in journalism or media? Keen to know more about the industry? Need some practical advice from journalists and media professionals? Looking for tips, resources and ideas about getting started?

The Behind the Headlines programme aims to open up the world of news to young people.
Ada Lovelace Day
To mark Ada Lovelace day, a celebration of women in science, technology, engineering and maths, we asked colleagues in the Guardian's product and engineering team about their career paths, roles and achievements. They’ve got some amazing tips and advice for young people interested in this exciting and dynamic industry!
Behind the Headlines: Media careers insight week
In September, we launched Media careers insight week, a one stop shop for advice and stories about the media industry from those who know it best. We released videos, podcasts and Q&As throughout the week to help you find and thrive in a career that's right for you.
Masterclasses
Find out about our recent journalism masterclasses for 16-21 year olds and get some great tips on video journalism from Producer and presenter Leah Green and on sound design from Composer and sound designer Axel Kacoutié.
Hugo Young Award
The Hugo Young Award, our political opinion writing award for young people, runs every year. Find out more about competition for aspiring journalists.
Opportunities
Want to work in the media and not sure where to start? Have a look at our directory where you can find links to advice and opportunities from the Guardian and other media organisations.

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