Students interested in communication via written, verbal, and digital platforms may want to explore a career in journalism and publishing. Journalism careers span reporting through broadcast, print, and online mediums, with many organizations moving towards digital storytelling via audio/visual platforms. These trends also extend to the publishing industry, which can include but is not limited to books, magazines, periodicals, directories, and databases.
Explore Career Paths and Possibilities
Below is a sample list of entry points for students interested in journalism and publishing fields. For these fields, internships that provide exposure to broadcast networks, newsrooms, and publications are ideal to learn how to tell stories through various forms of media, be it written reporting, video, and/or social media. Internships that dip into aspects of public relations, advertising, and marketing are also beneficial and provide exposure to how these fields work hand-in-hand.
With full-time, entry-level roles, it is worth noting that students interested in being News Anchors often need to start in smaller markets to gain the experience sought in larger markets.
- Blogging Intern
- Communications and Marketing Intern
- Editorial Intern
- Journalism Intern
- Media Relations Intern
- Newsroom Intern
- Publishing Intern
- Writing Intern (publication-specific)
- Assistant Content Strategist
- Junior Copyeditor
- Junior Copywriter
- Editorial Assistant
- News Anchor (small markets)
- News Reporter (print or online)
- Production Assistant
- Programming Assistant
Some industries adapt and reinvent themselves faster than others, with many across the media, communication, arts, and entertainment community doing so with greater frequency. Keep your finger on the pulse by staying up-to-date with the latest industry trends, using some of the below as starting points.