Career options within the media are wide. Opportunities exist in print and broadcast journalism and increasingly in online media outlets.

Graduates of our communication and media courses will be accomplished communicators and will have the necessary skills to take advantage of the demand for qualified professionals.


As a journalist you might find yourself working for newspapers, magazine or in radio and television as a broadcast journalist, nationally and internationally. This can be an extremely varied career, and tasks might include building a network of contacts in organisations such as the police and community organisations, and seeking and investigating stories through using these contacts.

Your main duties will be to research and investigate stories and events, then write a report for broadcast or publication. If you work in television or radio you may have to present news items for broadcast. Skills that you will require as a journalist include typing skills, shorthand and the ability to work to very tight deadlines. 

Typical starting salary: £15,000 - £17,500
Average UK salary range £17,160 - £43,680 

Find out more about Careers in Newspaper Journalism

Find out more about Careers in Broadcast Journalism

Robert Gordon University Graduates

Some of our graduates have gone on to be:

  • Feature Writer with the Press and Journal in Aberdeen
  • Online Journalist with Scottish Television in Aberdeen
  • Journalist with South West News Service in Bristol
  • Assistant Deputy Editor with John Wood Group in Aberdeen