Bauer Journalism Programme

‘These journalism courses reflect my commitment to find and develop the best talent for Bauer Media. 

Each course is a stepping-stone into the industry to develop journalism skills and learn from leading professionals.

I’ve recruited some of Bauer’s best journalists from these courses, and I look forward to seeing who walks through the door next’.

– John Pickford, Editor in Chief, Bauer Radio News

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These brand-new 6 day journalism bootcamps from the professionals at leading media group Bauer in partnership with the experts at the National Broadcasting School have a single mission, to get you a job as a broadcast journalist!

“We’ll make you a broadcast journalist, at our 6 day intensive bootcamps”

Whether you are a print journalist wanting to acquire broadcast skills, a recent graduate, or you simply want to follow the dream to a brand-new career the Bauer Journalism Bootcamps will give you all the skills you need to make it in the competitive world of broadcast journalism.

These 6 day courses include the best elements of the award winning three-month Bauer Journalism Programme. Based initially at the new NBS studios in the heart of Liverpool and then at one of Bauer’s market leading radio stations, you will be constantly mentored during the process and taught all the latest techniques by current industry professionals.

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In addition to acquiring all the necessary basic journalism skills, you will learn to write hard hitting copy, get a grounding in broadcast law, read the news, record and edit your own documentary, create podcasts, and be able to create compelling social media content. We will also invest time getting your voice to professional broadcast standards.

Over the course of each intense, practical and demanding week, we’ll get you fit for purpose. With constant practice and coaching you’ll get the best possible preparation for a career in broadcast journalism. Our graduates have gone on to work at Bauer, CNN, ITV, BBC, LBC and market leading stations across the UK.

During the programme you will build up a comprehensive body of work, create a compelling CV and be ready to impress. After successfully completing each Bootcamp you’ll get a Bauer/ NBS, Bronze, Silver and Gold Broadcast Journalism Skills certificate when you’ve completed the Basic, Advanced and Professional Bootcamps and hopefully a new career. If you complete the Gold programme – you will also be guaranteed a job interview.

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Basic Training

6 days Introduction to Broadcast Journalism leading to Basic Broadcast Journalism Skills cert (Bronze) to include recording, editing, basic news gathering and additional offsite projects such as Vox pops, and podcasts which will be evaluated prior to the award at the beginning of the next Bootcamp. Suitable for complete beginners to Broadcast Journalism. £850


Advanced Training

6 days Advanced Broadcast Journalism Skills leading to Advanced Broadcast Journalism Skills cert (Silver) to include an additional law test, documentary, and news reading and writing exercises with voice training. Suitable for people who have successfully completed basic training or recent journalism graduates. Candidates will be evaluated prior to acceptance on this course. £850


Professional Week

One weeks mentored work experience at a market leading Bauer station, working as a broadcast journalist in a professional environment. Leading to a Professional Broadcast Skills certificate (Gold) on completion of a detailed evaluation and interview. Only available to candidates who have completed Advanced Training.  £850


Bootcamp dates 2018

Each programme runs from Monday to Saturday. Basic and Advanced courses are based at the NBS HUB at the Vanilla Factory in central Liverpool. Professional weeks are at a major Bauer Radio Station.

  • 16th July 2018- Basic Training (Bronze)
  • 30th July 2018- Advanced Training (Silver)
  • 20th August 2018- Professional Week (Gold)
  • 3rd September 2018- Basic Training (Bronze)
  • 24th September 2018- Basic Training (Bronze)
  • 22nd October 2018- Advanced Training (Silver)
  • 26th November 2018- Professional week (Gold)

Register your interest and book now.

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