Journalism

Here are examples of industry areas students enter with this major, jobs/internships, typical employers that hire students, skills employers look for, and examples of where alumni work.  To find more information make an appointment with your career counselor/advisor.


Industry|Employers

Job|Roles

Skills

Alumni

Newspaper Publishing

•Large circulation newspapers
•Local newspapers:

  • Dailies
  • Alternative weeklies

•Wire services
•Trade newspapers
•Online publishers

• Reporting
• Editorial/Column Writing
• Feature Writing
• Investigative Journalism
• Sports
• Online Journalism
• Photojournalism
• Editing
• Proofreading
• Circulation
• Marketing/Promotion
• Production
• Foreign Correspondence
• advanced verbal and written communication
• detailed oriented
• technology and social media skills
• time management
• analytical skills
• interpersonal skills
• negotiation skills
• project management skills
• Chicago Tribune Media Group, Editorial Assistant
• Chicago Tribune Media Group, Designer
• PR Newswire Inc, Editor/Publisher
• The New York Times, User Experience Research Lead
• The New York Times, Graphics Editor
• The New York Times, Middle East Correspondent
• The Washington Post, Digital Video Editor
• The Washington Post, Director of Strategic Initiatives
• The Associated Press, Chief White House Correspondent
• The Huffington Post, Reporter
• The Wall Street Journal, Bureau Chief, Management & Careers

Magazine/Newsletter Publishing

• Major publishers
• Consumer magazines
• News magazines
• Specialized magazines
• Technical and industrial publications
• Professional publications/associations
• Merchandising and trade publications
• Labor unions
• Academic journals
• Corporate in-house publications
• Religious organizations

• Writing
• Editing
• Advertising/Sales
• Promotion
• Circulation
• Design, Art, and Production
• Investigative Journalism
• Photojournalism
• Sports Journalism

• advanced verbal and written communication
• detailed oriented
• technology and social media skills
• time management
• analytical skills
• interpersonal skills
• negotiation skills
• project management skills

• Bloomberg News, reporter
• Chicago Magazine, Research Assistant
• Time Inc., Associate Editor, Health
• PEOPLE, Associate Editor
• Kitchen & Bath Design News magazine, Associate Editor

Book Publishing

• Tradebooks
• Children’s books
• Paperbacks
• Textbooks
• Periodicals
• Book clubs
• University presses
• Religious presses
• Technical, scientific, or medical presses
• Internet sites

• Editing
• Sales
• Promotion
• Publicity
• Production
• Subsidiary Rights
• advanced verbal and written communication
• detailed oriented
• technology and social media skills
• time management
• analytical skills
• interpersonal skills
• negotiation skills
• project management skills
• World Book Inc, Vice Pres/Exec Editr
• Chicago Sun-Times, Book Editor
• N T C/Contemporary Books, Editorial Serv Mgr
• Triumph Books, Editor

Writing

Newspapers
Magazines
Internet sites
Trade, professional, or consumer publications
Technical industries
Large corporations
Government agencies
Universities and university presses
Self-employed/Freelance

Technical Writing
Science and Medical Writing
Freelance Writing
Creative Writing Including:
Books
Novels
Poetry
Plays
Screenplays
Scripts
Greeting Cards
Lyrics/Jingle Writing
Commercials
Blogs
Biographers
strong interpersonal skills
attention to detail
ability to multitask
organizational skills
time management
verbal and written communication
ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
National Assoc. of Social Workers, Writer
The Advisory Board Company, Writer and Editor
ThePostGame, Associate Editor
RealSimple.com, Editorial Assistant

Electronic Media

• Major networks
• Public, cable, and private television stations
• National, state, or regional radio networks
• Independent radio syndications
• Video production companies
• Government agencies
• Large corporations
• Colleges and universities
• Nonprofit organizations
• Professional associations

• Television
• Radio Programming/Production
• Electronic Publishing
• Video Production
• Broadcast Journalism
• Social Media Content
• Visual Communications
• Social Photography
• advanced verbal and written communication
• flexibility and versatility
• ability to research and think critically
• strong interpersonal skills
• creativity
• editing and attention to detail
• teamwork
• active listening and interviewing
• time management
• NPR, News Apps Developer
• ABC News, Digital News Associate
• WCHS WVAH, Reporter
• Bloomberg Radio Network, Anchor/Reporter
• Bloomberg TV, Line Producer
• ESPN, Programming Coordinator - Pro Football
• CNBC, Associate Producer

Education

• Public or private high schools
• Colleges and universities

• Secondary
• Post-Secondary
• Publication Advising
K-12:  
• Coordination
• public speaking
• critical thinking
• writing
• social perceptiveness
• complex problem solving
Higher Ed:
• Research
• Writing
• critical thinking
• judgement and decision making
• presentations
• Moringa School, Co-Founder
• Harvard University, Marketing Communications Editor
• University of Southern California, Lecturer
• The Juilliard School, Academic Affairs Coordinator
• Chicago Public Schools, Director of Assessment

Business

• Advertising agencies
• Corporate advertising or public relations departments
• Media companies (e.g., Turner Broadcasting)
• Non-profit organizations
• Colleges and universities
• Labor unions

• Advertising
• Public Relations
• Special Events
• Media Relations
• Fundraising
• Business Writing
• Account Services
• Print Production
• Management
• Administration
• Problem-Solving Skills
• Analytical Thinking Skills
• Leadership & Team Based Skills
• Business Judgment
• Communication Skills
• Project Management
• Professionalism
• Turner Broadcasting System, Account Service Representative
• Warner Bros. Records, Publicity Assistant
• Apple, Editor, Apple News
• Google, Manager, Advertiser Platforms Solutions
• William Morris Endeavor, Agent Trainee, Scripted Television
• IBM, Watson Health Senior Consultant

Marketing

• Large corporations
• Marketing research firms
• Management consulting firms
• Software and technology companies
• Advertising and public relations firms
• Concert promoters

• Advertisers
• Researchers
• Public relations professionals
• Media planners
• Distributers
• Sales consultants
• Customer service professionals
• Market research
• Problem-solving
• Curiosity, willingness to learn
• Interpersonal skills, team-player
• Creativity and innovation
• Communication (written & verbal)
• Ability to think on your feet
• Work well under pressure and meet deadlines
• Planning abilities
• Attention to detail
• Organization
• Initiative
• Entrepreneurial
• An eye for trends
• FCB Chicago, Executive Assistant
• Edelman, Senior VP
• Bloomberg L.P., Head of Marketing Communications
• DigitasLBi, Analyst, Strategy & Analysis

Public Relations

• Private corporations
• Public relations firms
• Advertising agencies
• Radio and television companies
• Public opinion research firms
• Sports and entertainment organizations
• Hospitality and tourism industry
• Nonprofit organizations
• Government agencies
• Labor unions
• Educational institutions
• Consulting firms
• Freelance

• Public Relations
• Media Relations
• Communications
• Corporate Public Affairs
• Investor Relations
• Development
• Event Coordination
• Media Analysis/Planning
• Creative Directing
• Writing/Editing
• Audience Analysis
• Public Opinion Research
• Community Relations
• Press Secretaries
• Spokesperson
• Public Relations Officers
• Problem-solving
• Innovation and creativity
• Critical thinking
• Communication (verbal and written)
• Presentation skills
• Teamwork and leadership
• Time management and the ability to simultaneously balance several projects
• Adaptability and flexibility
• Google, Account Executive
• Ogilvy & Mather, Associate
• The Nielsen Company, Research Manager
• Resolution Media, Advertising Supervisor
• Coca-Cola USA, Account Manager
• Insight Research, Market Researcher
• Empower Public Relations, Senior Publicist
• Grub Hub, Director of Public Relations

Advertising

• Consulting firms
• Software and technology companies
• Advertising firms
• Corporate advertising departments
• Digital/interactive agencies
• Publishers
• Large corporations
• Marketing research firms

• Account Managers
• Account Executives
• Account Coordinators
• Copy Writers
• Creative Directors
• Art Directors
• Researchers
• Media Buyers
• Media planners
• Business Development
• Sales consultants
• Production (Print, Broadcast, Photography, Film, Design)
• Traffic Managers
• Problem-solving
• Innovation and creativity
• Critical thinking
• Communication (verbal and written)
• Presentation skills
• Teamwork and leadership
• Time management and the ability to simultaneously balance several projects
• Adaptability and flexibility
• Wieden + Kennedy, Copy Writer
• Energy BBDO, Account Executive
• Droga5, Account Manager
• Google, Account manager
• Lionsgate, VP of Creative Advertising
• Jack Morton Worldwide, Strategist

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