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Career Opportunities with a Major in Journalism


Ivy is a Special Projects Producer with News 12 New Jersey, one of the leading news outlets in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. From concept to completion, Ivy is expected to produce news segments with deadlines sometimes as soon as the same day! Ivy's advice to students is to learn as much as possible about as many things as possible. It will make you well-rounded and can only increase your chances of employment!

 

Many jobs require a college educated individual. College graduates can use their education in a wide variety of occupations.

The study of Journalism and Public Relations prepares students for careers as reporters and editors at newspapers and magazines; as freelance writers; in desktop publishing; in corporate, agency and non-profit public relations; and in corporate communications, among others. In addition, the internet has opened up a wealth of opportunities for careers in on-line publications.


Skills Related to Journalism

  • Ability to read and write articulately and analytically

  • Comprehensive command of grammar and vocabulary

  • Good listening, clarifying, questioning, and responding skills

  • Ability to work well under pressure

  • Ability to conduct and clearly explain research results

  • Ability to concentrate for long periods of time

 

Potential Careers Related to Journalism

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The following list is a representative sample of job titles for individuals with a Journalism major. The list represents some, but certainly not all, careers which Journalism majors may consider.

Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelor's degree.

Advertising Copywriter/Account Executive Announcer, TV/radio Website Administrators
Community Relations Director Consumer Advocate

Desktop Publisher

Editor Freelance Writer Fund Raiser
Greeting Card Writer Information Scientist Insurance Agent/Broker
Interpreter/Translator Journalist Lawyer
Librarian Linguist Lobbyist
News Analysts, Reporters Playwright Publisher
Proofreader Public Relations Photographer / Photojournalist
Screen/TV Scriptwriter Speechwriter Teacher
Technical Writer TV/Film Director Travel Writer

 

Employers in Journalism

  • Advertising Agencies

  • Bookstores

  • Colleges/Universities

  • Communication Firms

  • Film Companies

  • Fund-Raising Firms

  • Government Agencies

  • Insurance Companies

  • Magazines

  • Newspapers

  • Personnel Departments

  • Professional Journals

  • Public Relations Firms

  • Publishing Firms

  • Radio/TV Industry

  • Research/Development Firms

  • Telecommunication Companies

  • Travel Agencies

     

Professional Organizations in This Field

 

Websites Related to Journalism

 

The above information is collected from alumni surveys of numerous colleges, professional associations, and multiple print and online resources.


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