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Journalist CV Template + Tips and Download

author Sobhan Mohmand, Career Expert         date 1 Jan 2021

Tip: Use the Journalist CV Template below as an example to help you write your own personal and fully-tailored CV.

Natalie Simpson

119 Eastbrook Road
G84 1EX
Mob: 079 5426 7833       Email: [email protected]

Personal profile statement

I am a responsible, hardworking and committed Journalist with a passion for writing balanced, informative and interesting stories which are grounded in research and facts. I have the ability to easily generate new ideas and build strong working relationships with interviewees and fellow writers, columnists and editors. I pride myself on being articulate and erudite, both as a writer and orator.


  • Editor of University Newspaper, ‘The Tab’
  • University ‘Student of the Year’ Award for my contribution to the Newspaper
  • Research contribution to a major news story, April 2015


2012 – 2015BA JournalismCity University LondonGrade achieved: [2:1]

Relevant Modules:

  • The History of Journalism
  • Introduction to Worldwide Media
  • The British Media and Current Affairs
  • Reporting Conflict
  • Media Law and Ethics

2010 – 2012
Results: English Literature: A History: C Media Studies: B
A LevelsYork College
2003 – 2010
Results: 11 GCSEs at Grades A*-C.
GCSEsMary Mount School

Work experience

Sept 2015 – PresentJournalist             Falcon Express

Main duties performed:

  • Sourcing and researching from a variety of primary and secondary sources
  • Conducting interviews with a variety of people face-to-face or over the phone
  • Writing compelling reports and articles for websites, magazines and newspapers
  • Investigating and mentoring news updates and currents events on a daily basis
  • Assisting with the reporting of national and international news stories
  • Investigating facts and analysing it before making it public
  • Attending press conferences, launches and meetings
  • Editing and proofreading articles for grammar and spelling errors before it is printed or published online
  • Producing briefing documents for senior journalists
  • Daily updating of social media accounts, including Twitter and Facebook
  • Using the Content Management System to keep the website’s content up to date
  • Attending weekly team meetings and contributing with new ideas
  • Assisting the editorial team with sub-editing and copy-writing
  • Supporting teams within the company, including general office management

Feb 2015 – Sept 2015Researcher             The Independent

Main duties performed:

  • Carrying out extensive research for a variety of content projects
  • Meeting with professionals and members of the public to obtain relevant information and quotes to be used in publications
  • Conducting interviews with government officials and members of the public
  • Producing briefing documents for senior members of the team
  • Performing fact verification on controversial claims, allegations and rumours
  • Performing general admin duties across the department


  • NCTJ Certificate in Foundation Journalism
  • National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ)


  • I am proficient in the use of a variety of digital software, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint for business, editing and presentation purposes
  • I have the ability to connect with people from all backgrounds and being courteous and polite during interactions, including interviews
  • I possess excellent research and writing skills

Hobbies and interests

In my spare time, I enjoy going to the gym and regularly partake in charity runs around the UK in order to help the community and to stay fit and healthy. I also enjoy keeping up to date with the current affairs, both national and international events, which helps me to get inspiration for the stories that I produce when I am working.


Mr Adam Smith
Senior Journalist, Falcon Express
Address: 78 Edwin St, Devon, DE1 3DY
Tel: 0892 3444 6823
Email: [email protected]
Mr Shaun Walker
Supervisor, The Independent
Address: 6 Saxon Rd, Leeds, LP7 6NO
Tel: 0744 5732 8974
Email: [email protected]

Please note: the above CV Example is presented in the UK format and layout.





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  • Communication Skills: The most important skill that a Journalist needs to possess is having excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Your CV, therefore, should largely be focused on your ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people and your ability to write reports or articles. You could mention examples from past work experience, College or University studies and even your hobbies where you utilise these skills.

Good Luck!

Written by Sobhan Mohmand
Sobhan is a qualified Careers Advisor and Professional CV Writer with over 10 years of experience in helping job seekers get a job. He is a Member of the Careers Development Institute (CDI) and is listed on the official UK Register of Career Development Professionals. He holds a Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development (QCF).


    £18.000 – £50.000
    Degree or Relevant Work Experience
    38 – 40 hours per week


  • Communication Skills
    Ability to communicate effectively with people from all backgrounds, including fellow media professionals, interviewees and the general public
  • Interpersonal Skills
    Ability to produce articles, scripts, reports and documentation
  • Investigation
    Conducting methodical research when producing stories for the news
  • Creativity
    Ability to “think outside the box” and come up with novel ideas
  • Professionalism
    Demonstrating a professional conduct at all times
  • Computing Skills
    Having excellent knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office

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