Joining in some kind of journalistic capacity.

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  1. Hi all,

    I've just graduated from high school in Canada, although I hold a valid British passport, and am interested in traveling back across the pond to pursue my life in the UK, and am thinking of joining the Royal Navy in some kind of journalistic capacity.

    I'm an amateur journalist (having only written for my school paper and website in Canada). I understand that the RN has a occupation listed as a "Writer." Could someone perhaps tell me a bit more about what the writers of the Royal Navy do?

    I've also watched a video on the RN's MoD site, which details the work of an Operational Journalist, whose based at a shorebase near Portsmouth. This sounds like a job that I'd be interested in, too.

    Any RN journo's out there?


  2. No mate. Writers do pay, adminy things and HR type stuff.

    There's no role in the RN for journalists, it would be a waste of resources and is covered by personnel of any trade acting in temporary PR type positions on seagoing ships (as a fifth or sixth priority amongst their other tasks) and, I think, officers (again of any specialisation) on large shore bases though probably all civilianised by now I would think.

    You might be Private Joker and I claim my ten dollars :joker:
  3. Thanks for the speedy reply. I'll do some more research, am also looking into the TA's Media Operations Group.

    Thanks again,

  4. Media Ops is where it's at if you want to use your skills, but they are a national unit and do not parade very often so it can hardly be considered anything more than a hobby until you mobilse. Bare in mind that they tend to recruit professional journalists so as a young'un you may be better off getting more work experience before approaching them.
  5. Roger, cheers again.
  6. i got the private joker reference :)
  7. Guzzler's being kind, he could have said Private Pyle :)
  8. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    Writers are great, they must be as they do staff training every ******* afternoon.
  9. We do?! **** me have I been seen off there.
  10. No, you were seen off at the careers office.
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  11. I wasn't good enought to join God's own branch of (insert branch of choice here), so Scribes it was.

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