Blog post 4 by Piatra Marani
As college students, the next thing on our to-do lists after graduation is to find a job. Fortunately, studying journalism offers a plethora of opportunities in a wide variety of fields. Here are some ideas for career paths you can take with your journalism experience:
1. Public Relations – While this field is known for building relationships and representing an individual or an organization, writing is a key element in PR. Being able to communicate a message effectively, both written and verbally, is essential in representing your client. This field includes publicists, public affairs specialists and media analysts.
2. Advertising – Strong creative writing skills are a sought after talent in the advertising world. Carefully selected language mixed with memorable messaging can make an advertising campaign unforgettable. If you have a flair for creating catchy taglines and painting a picture with words, advertising just might be your niche. Some jobs available in advertising are copywriter, creative director, media planner and marketing specialists.
3. Broadcast Journalism – Strong public speaking skills are important in a career in broadcast journalism, as well as excellent writing and research capabilities. Experience in front of and behind the camera would be helpful in seeking a career in broadcast journalism. News anchors, news writers, radio DJs and announcers are a few of the jobs you can find in the field of broadcast journalism.
4. Journalism – The godfather of the journalism family. Journalism began with the written word; the simplest, most effective way to relay the news. Even with great advances in technology, someone still has to translate information and events into concise slices of news. While the medium may change, there is still a reporter behind the scenes crafting the information into something we can understand. Reporters, editors, publishers and freelance writers are just a few career ideas in written journalism.
Remember, there is ton of career advice out there to help you land the perfect job in journalism.