IPC editorial director Mike Soutar gave advice on how to break into journalism and stressed the importance of versatility. A former editor of FHMand USMaxim, he pointed out that his first job in journalism was writing horoscopes for Secrets, a romantic fiction magazine for old ladies.
He offered advice on finding a job in journalism from a selection of IPC editors.
Woman and Home editor Sue James told trainees to be tenacious, do their homework and offer their services for free. TV Times editor Mike Hollingsworth told them to get the name of their prospective editor right and “never give up”.