What can I do with a degree in Journalism, Media and Communications?

Fields of Employment

Newspaper Publishing

  • Reporting
  • Editorial/Column
  • Writing Feature
  • Writing Investigative
  • Sports journalism
  • Online Journalism
  • Photojournalism
  • Editing
  • Circulation
  • Marketing/Promotion

Magazine/Newsletter Publishing

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

Book Publishing

  • Editing
  • Sales
  • Promotion
  • Publicity
  • Production
  • Subsidiary
  • Rights

Writing

  • Technical Writing
  • Science and Medical Writing
  • Freelance Writing
  • Creative Writing Including: Books and Poetry
  • Plays, screenplays & scripts
  • Greeting cards
  • Lyrics/Jingle Writing

Electronic Media

  • Television
  • Radio
  • Programming/Production
  • Electronic Publishing
  • Video Production

Education

  • Secondary
  • Post-Secondary
  • Publication Advising

Business

  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Special Events
  • Media Relations
  • Fundraising
  • Business Writing
  • Account Services
  • Print Production
  • Management
  • Administration

Employers

  • Advertising agencies
  • Academic journals
  • Alternative weeklies
  • Broadcast media companies including television, radio, and the movie industry
  • Corporate in-house publications
  • Corporate advertising or public relations departments
  • Consumer magazines
  • Freelance/self-employed
  • Government agencies
  • Internet sites
  • Labour unions
  • Large circulation & local newspapers
  • Trade newspapers
  • Major publishers
  • Merchandising & trade publications
  • Magazines
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Online publishers
  • Publishers including: trade books, children’s books, paperbacks and textbooks
  • Professional publications/associations
  • Technical, scientific & medical presses
  • Industrial publications
  • Religious presses
  • University presses
  • Video production companies

Further Information and Strategies

  • Undertake internships, work experience and vacation work during your studies.
  • Supplement curriculum with relevant courses such as technical or creative writing to broaden opportunities.
  • Learn HTML and other computer programs to prepare for online work.
  • Obtain a postgraduate qualification for secondary and university teaching.
  • Join professional associations (e.g. Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance and the Journalism Education Association of Australia) as a student member to gain knowledge about the profession.

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