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What can I do with my degree in American Studies?

American Studies careers

The occupations below are a selection of those which may interest students and graduates from the Centre for American Studies.

Advertising Account Executive (also known as Account Handler; Client Services Executive)

Advertising account executives are the bridge between the client and the agency. Account Executives are responsible for ensuring the smooth running of client accounts within the agency. They need to develop effective working relationships with client contacts. They will get involved with solving problems, drafting internal and external communications, and documenting progress on a variety of agency projects.
Prospects job profile: Advertising account executive
Institute of Practitioners in Advertising: Account Executive

Broadcast Journalist

Broadcast journalists collect and analyse information about news and events. This can be for items on TV, radio or internet.
Prospects job profile: Broadcast Journalist

Editorial Assistant

Editorial assistants support editorial staff in activities leading to publication of journals, magazines, books and digital products.
Prospects job profile: Editorial assistant
Publishers Association: Editorial assistant

Magazine Journalist

Magazine journalists work exclusively for magazine publications. This can include journals and online publications. A number of magazine journalists work as freelancers.
Prospects job profile: Magazine journalist

Media Buyer

Media buyers buy advertising space with the aim of reaching the largest audience for the lowest price.
Prospects job profile: Media buyer
Institute of Practitioners in Advertising: Careers in Advertising and Media Buying job descriptions

Public Relations Officer

PR officers build a good image for a company of brand through planned publicity campaigns.
Prospects job profile: Public relations officer
Public Relations and Communications Association: Careers in Public Relations

Please note that some of these careers may require further study.

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Last Updated: 07/02/2021