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What can I do with my degree in Journalism?

Other careers

A  Journalism degree may be useful in the following career areas:

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Advertising Copywriter

Advertising Copywriters work with client briefs to devise, develop and produce advertising campaigns.  They work alongside Art Directors and creative departments in advertising or media agencies.

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Advertising Account Executive

Advertising Account Executives act as a link between the client and agency.  They are responsible for the coordination of advertising campaigns and communicating with all those involved.

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Marketing Executive

Marketing executives develop marketing campaigns to promote a product, service or idea. It is a varied role that includes planning, advertising, public relations, event organisation, product development, distribution, sponsorship and research. 

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I want to work in Marketing

Digital Copywriter

Digital Copywriters produce the written content and copy for webpages.  Working with clients their job is to engage the reader to encourage them to buy products and services.

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Digital Marketer

Digital Marketers are involved in communication strategies across a number of platforms and methods.  They will be involved in social media marketing, mobile marketing, SEO amongst others.

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Freelance Writer

Writers are involved in the creation of non-fiction and fiction.  This could be in a large variety of formats ranging from web content to poetry and beyond.

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Media Buyer/Planner

Media Buyers are concerned with advertising space and airtime.  They negotiate, purchase and monitor on behalf of clients and aim to reach the highest number of people for the lowest cost.

Media Planners identify the most suitable media platform for clients to use to advertise their product or brand.

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Technical Writer

A Technical Writer communicates technical information about products and services in an accessible way.  This could be for instruction manuals, user guides, training guides or online instructions.

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Public Affairs Consultant

Sometimes referred to as Lobbyists, Public Affairs Consultants use their knowledge of the political system to offer advice to clients about politics and public policy.

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University Lecturer

As well as teaching through lectures and seminars, academic staff in higher education also carry out research and a wide range of administrative and pastoral tasks. Although a teaching qualification is not always required, you will need a higher degree, normally a PhD. Competition is strong for entry-level academic posts.

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I want to work in A University

You may be interested in graduate roles outside of Journalism. There are many employers who are looking for graduates with good degrees but that don’t have a preference for the subject studied. To explore different career options see:

 

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Last Updated: 10/09/2019