How to become a media assistant: Hayley's story

Meet Hayley and find out about her life as a media assistant. Part of our Bitesize world of work series.

I was really into media, writing and football - for me this is the perfect choice.

  • Hayley is a media assistant for Doncaster Rovers Football Club and supports the media manager in a range of tasks. Her workload includes writing up match reports and press conferences, engaging with the fans of the club and managing social media posts

  • One of Hayley's favourite parts of her job is working on DDTV, the Doncaster Rovers YouTube channel. Her contribution includes filming with young fans and players and editing the footage

  • It took a long time for Hayley to find her perfect job. She didn't even realise her job was out there until she was 25. It was worth the wait as it combines her three favourite interests: media, writing and football

  • Hayley's top tip for finding your perfect job is to "take any opportunity that comes to you".

Hayley is a media assistant. A similar role to a media assistant is an editorial assistant. Editorial assistants provides support to all stages of the publication process for online content.

What to expect if you want to be a editorial assistant

  • Editorial assistant salary: £15,000 to £40,000 per year
  • Editorial assistant working hours: 37 to 39 hours per week

What qualifications do you need to be a editorial assistant?

  • Typical entry requirements: You'll usually need five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), including English Language or two to three A-levels (or equivalent) for a degree related to English, Journalism and Media Studies. You could also get into this job through an apprenticeship.

This information is a guide (sources: LMI for All, National Careers Service)

Find out more about similar roles like: Social media manager and web content manager

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