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Ex-News Of The World journalists look to PR industry for jobs

by: isev

on: 21st July, 2011

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Many ex-News of the World staff will now be considering a PR career following the end of the ‘world’.

However it is thought that the industry is all ready flooded.

Numerous senior ex-NotW staff have begun to look into PR jobs, but recruitment consultants have stated that the change of career following the end of the national paper in such dire circumstances may be difficult.

The paper’s now poisonous reputation could halt the ex-staffs’ chances from making the transition. Even the registration of domain names such as thesunonsunday.co.uk have not halted the surge.

Leaving 200 journalists and executives without work, the shock closure of one of the UK’s biggest selling national’s has left ex-NotW staff in a difficult situation. Many are thought to have looked into print, copywriting and online PR roles through recumbent agencies in recent days.

With an already crowded market, thanks to the recession, BBC redundancies and the continuing tightened belts in the media industry, it is in doubt whether PR agencies will be looking to hire journalists from the tainted paper.

However it is likely that some agencies will be looking to hire these experienced journalists, and has been said that some of the highly talented reporters will be able to make the transition into print, copywriting or online PR smoothly.

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