5 Non-Journo Jobs Journalism Grads Should Consider
You’ve got your journalism degree. You’re ready to take on the world of breaking news, fashion faux pas and who’s done what with who. It’s every graduates dream to land the job in the industry they’ve been studying for. After all, you just spend three (or more) years of your life dedicated to the subject.
It’s common knowledge that getting the job of your dreams isn’t easy – even with a degree. So what do you do when you’re applying for journalism jobs and not getting anywhere?
As a journalism graduate, your creativity, writing, communication and research skills are invaluable – and not just to the publishing industry. Check out the below list of five fantastic jobs which you should be applying for.
A typical marketing role involves a lot of writing. You’d be writing for the company’s website, creating their brochures/leaflets, newsletters and email campaigns. It may also involve aspects of graphic design, video editing and social media posting.
There are a lot of versatile copywriting roles out there. Some may be writing for corporate websites or blogs and others may be more an advertorial style of writing. Copywriting is a great way to expand your existing writing skills.
Generally, this type of role will involve both internal and external communications. This includes relaying company information to employees in a creative manner and maintaining the company intranet with up-to-date news.
You’ve probably heard a lot about PR, and it’s another area you should consider for work. In this role the main tasks are to create and maintain a favourable public image for the companies that you represent. Your job would be to shape public perception and increase brand awareness through the medium of articles, blog posts and even TV and radio.
Social media management
As a journalism graduate you should already be familiar with the power of social media. This type of role would revolve around ensuring that you’re promoting the company through social media platforms and creating strong relationships with your audience. It’s all about creating a brand image and reputation by connecting with your audience. You’ll probably also do some work on analytics which will help you pick up on trends and things your audience like and don’t like.
So, there you have it! Five fabulous jobs where your degree will come in handy. It may not be the exact role you wanted for yourself however, by getting your foot into any of the above roles your skillset will expand even further.
Haleema Khokhar, also known as Kimi (a college nickname that stayed), is a journalism graduate working in the world of marketing and freelance writing. She loves animals, dance and a strong cup of tea. Check out her website and Twitter at @MyImpression_ you can also check out her personal Twitter at @KimiKhokhar
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