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
www.bls.gov/ooh - Occupational Outlook Handbook

JOB SEARCH LINKS

Career Development Center -Go to 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.
forms.cosida.com/jobs.aspx - College Sports Information Directors of America Career Center

 

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