Steps to become Journalist after 12th


The most important step required to become a Journalist after 12th is to join for a suitable journalism course like Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication etc. Right after completing the course, one should register in consultancy firms or online job sites to find journalist jobs like Newspaper Journalist, T.V. Journalist etc. Newspapers will also help the candidates to find journalist jobs. Next step is to appear for the recruitment process of concerned media company. Those who get qualified in the selection process should undergo training for some time before getting appointed as Journalist.

Step 1: Seek admission to a suitable journalism course

After passing 12th, one can join B.A., B.Sc, or other undergraduate courses in journalism like

  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Bachelor of Arts in Malayalam with Journalism
  • Bachelor of Arts in Convergent Journalism
  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Journalism
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Hindi Journalism
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Mass Communication and Journalism
  • Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication and Journalism
  • Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication, Advertisement and Journalism
  • Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication
  • Bachelor in Media Science
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Communication, Journalism and Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication

Step 2: Search for a job

Certain institutes will have campus placements and the candidates will get selected based on the selection process of the recruiting firms. Candidates can also search for journalist jobs through newspapers like The Hindu, Times of India etc. Sometimes, the concerned T.V channel will carry advertisement of vacancies in between their programmes. In these two cases, candidates are required to forward their resume to the e-mail or address specified in the advertisement.

It is possible to find the vacancies of leading media companies in popular online job sites like Times,,, etc. Job seekers can upload their resume into these job sites. Media companies will check the resume and approach the eligible candidates to call them for selection process.

Another way for searching journalist jobs is through consultancy firms. Job aspirants should first of all register with the concerned consultancy firm by giving their details and registration fee. These firms will then forward the details of candidates to the media companies having a tie-up with them. Candidates can appear for the recruitment process if their resume gets short listed.

Appear for the selection process

Selection process for the Journalist jobs includes written test and interview. To get into the post of Newspaper Journalist, one should perform well during the written test as linguistics skills are very much needed for this job profile. Only those who have obtained good score in written test can attend personal interview round, which primarily tests the personality of candidates. In most of the cases, recruitment process of T.V Journalist include only personal interview as communication and presentation skills matters a lot for this job. Training period is there for those who qualify all the rounds in recruitment process. After the successful completion of training, one can become Newspaper or T.V journalist.



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3 Responses to “Steps to become Journalist after 12th”

  1. 3

    what is the best course to opt to become journalist after plus two?

  2. 2

    which is the top and best institute for bachelor of mass media and journalism and which subjects should be strong?
    what is the salary ?

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    Aindrila bose:

    Howmuch is the salary of a journalist at starting?