NCTJ Student, Nick lands first job on regional daily business desk.Print Page
A Darlington College NCTJ journalism student has landed his first job as a business correspondent just weeks after completing his studies.
Nick Gullon will join the business desk at The Northern Echo on August 22nd after securing gold standard grades in reporting, media law and court reporting, public affairs, video journalism and sports journalism as well as gaining 100wpm shorthand.
During his one-year NCTJ accredited multimedia diploma, Nick built an impressive A – grade portfolio of work, much of it published in the Northern Echo as part of the course’s weekly newsroom day and patch reporting.
He secured four front page leads for the Darlington and Stockton Times on key local community issues as well as covering sport and putting use his digital skills to use live blogging and filming and editing on mobile.
Nick is a graduate of Teesside University achieving a First Class Honours Degree in Business Management. During his degree study he received an award from The Department of Academic Enterprise for demonstrating advanced entrepreneurism in designing a 30 page e-commerce website which was produced using Dreamweaver web-design software.
In the later stages of his NCTJ journalism course, the 23-year-old has been carrying out news shifts on The Northern Echo’s Darlington desk. Of his new role, he said: “I am thrilled to be able to put the skills and experiences I’ve gained from the NCTJ course to use at one of the country’s most well respected regional papers. I have loved my time at The Northern Echo so far and can’t wait to get started in my new role.
“Studying the NCTJ Diploma at Darlington College has given me the perfect preparation to embark on a career in journalism. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to work in the industry.”
Follow in Nick’s footsteps by applying for Darlington College’s NCTJ Multimedia Journalism diploma at http://www.darlington.ac.uk/courses/media-journalism/187-journalism-nctj/