Career Development

Journalism

When exploring possible academic majors, begin by investigating the specific programs at Purchase College. Discover more about the B.A. in Journalism, and find out about program requirements, courses and the program faculty

Want to find out more about a major?  Talk to department heads and professors to have your questions answered and to get the inside track on being a Journalism major at Purchase College.

Career Possibilities

The following is a list of some career possibilities that students in this major might find rewarding. Remember, that your major does not necessarily determine your career. Graduates use their academic majors in a variety of professional fields. The options below can be used as a starting point to explore potential career paths, however, you may also want to investigate more using recommended resources to gain a more comprehensive list of careers. Keep in mind that additional education, training, and experiential education beyond your major may be needed to pursue these possibilities.

ACQUIRED SKILLS

  • Crates powerful images with words
  • Meets deadlines & works under pressure
  • Ability to investigate & analyze
  • Imaginative & creative
  • Strong verbal & written communication
  • Persuasive
  • Self motivated & disciplined
  • Editing & grammatical skills
  • Research
  • Observant
  • Individually expressive

CAREER TITLES

  • Advertising Manager
  • Anchor
  • Assistant News Director
  • Circulation Assistant
  • Columnist
  • Copy Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Correspondent
  • Critic
  • Editor
  • Editorial Writer
  • Educator
  • Feature Writer
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Journalist
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Newscaster
  • Photographer
  • Production Assistant
  • Proofreader
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Public Relations Writer
  • Publisher
  • Reporter
  • Researcher
  • Speech Writer
  • Sports Reporter
  • Technical Writer
  • Writer

TYPES OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT HIRE

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Radio and Television Broadcasting
  • News Agencies
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Publishing Houses
  • Educational Institutions
  • Private Corporations
  • Government Agencies
  • Non Profit Organizations

CAREER INFORMATION AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

www.spj.org - Society of Professional Journalists
www.journalism.org - The Project for Excellence in Journalism
www.asja.org - The American Society of Journalists and Authors
www.cencom.org - Center for Communications
www.magazine.org - Magazine Publishers of America
www.sagaftra.org- American Federation of TV and Radio Artists
ajrarchive.org - List of Journalism Organizations form the American Journalism Review
www.bls.gov/oco - Occupational Outlook Handbook

JOB SEARCH LINKS

www.purchase.edu/careerdevelopment - Click on Purchase JobScore to access jobs posted for Purchase students and alumni
www.journalismjobs.com - Journalism Jobs 
www.spj.org/jobs.asp- Society of Professional Journalists Career Center
www.mediabistro.com  - Job and industry information in the media
www.bookjobs.com - Jobs/internships in the
publishing industry
www.creativehotlist.com- Site for the professional creative marketplace
www.prjobforce.com - Public Relations Jobs
www.freelancewriting.com - Site for today's working writers
www.freelancewritinggigs.com - Tips and job search
www.writejobs.com - The Write Job
www.editorandpublisher.com - Journal Covering the Newspaper Industry
www.ed2010.com - Community of young magazine editors and magazine-editor wannabes.  Career information and job search.
www.writingjobs.org - Search thousands of new jobs in writing

 

Additional Resources Available at the CDC

Updated  9/15


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