You've done your research, created a network, and beefed up your resume. Now it's time to hit the job market. The list below shows some organizations that often recruit IU graduates from journalism, media, and communications majors. This list also shows some organizations where recent journalism, media, and communications graduates have gone to work. Remember that an education in these majors can prepare you for a number of careers.
Journalism, Media, and Communication
- Indiana Sports Corporation - Communications/Media positions
- Hope for Women Magazine LLC - Social Media position
- CBS News - Production positions
- LIVESTRONG - Communications positions
- The Walt Disney Company - Content Design positions
- The Walt Disney Company Radio Disney - Promotions Manager positions
- WFYI Productions - Communications and Community Engagement positions
- Discovery Communications - Communications, Development, Digital Media, and Programming positions
- Florida Collegiate Summer League - Public Relations & Journalism positions
- Tiny Hero, Inc. - Production positions
- Draftfcb - Media positions
- MediaTracks Communications - Communications positions
- Counsel on American-Islamic Relations - Communications positions
- cbre - Communication positions
- ASC Communications - Writer/Reporter position
- Fair Observer - Content and Editor positions
- Facets Multimedia - Programming Assistant
Job Search Sites
These sites post jobs that relate directly to analysis, statistics, and math. Remember to use these sites in addition to your network of people to maximize your chance of finding good opportunities. Many of the professional associations listed in the Meet People tab will post industry-specific jobs. Look for a page titled “careers,“ “jobs,“ “employment,“ or “opportunities."
Keywords for Job Search
As you use the web to search for more opportunities, get creative with the search terms you use. Try the list below to maximize your results.
- Social Media
Organization & Company Research Resources
When you're preparing for a job interview, it pays to do your research. Use the resources here to learn about an organization's history, business, and culture. Once you have a good understanding of what the company's about, formulate a list of questions to ask during your interview. This will show your interviewer that you're genuinely interested in the job and give you a deeper understanding of what to expect if you're hired.
Common Interview Questions
Interviews can vary from one industry to another. Remember, interviewers are trying to assess your experience and your fit for a specific position, so depending on the position, your questions will vary greatly. This is a small sample of questions designed to help you understand the kind of field-specific questions you might be asked.
- Tell me about a story you covered that went really well.
- What publications do you read? What news shows do you watch? Why?
- How do you feel about the state of journalism today?
- Do you work well under pressure? Please provide an example.
- What are some of the most difficult writing assignments you have been given or have taken on yourself? Explain.
- Keep updated with trends and industry practices as they shift regularly and quickly.
- Be tech savvy.
- Create a portfolio that highlights your tangible work or specific skills.
- Guide employers to your portfolio and consider how employers will view/access your portfolio before, during, and after an interview.