Wannabe Hacks

Getting a job or freelancing with one of the old names of Fleet Street is still the preferred career path for many wannabe hacks. However, time spent at a start up or niche information service can provide a rapid stream of opportunities, as long as your employers are as dynamic as you are.

When I started work at a business-to-business financial information service last summer, I had little idea of what was ahead of me. This would be my first full job in journalism, and I had no journalism degree or NCJT qualification to prepare me.

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