Are you someone with a passion for current events and a desire to communicate with the masses? Are you interested in network, local, or cable television, radio, or internet journalism, newspapers with an internet site, an Internet site with a tie to a radio or TV station? If so, a career in broadcast journalism may be for you. Not only are the settings varied, but the position options are quite diverse: copy editor, broadcaster, reporter, producer, production assistant, film and video operator, and more. Some of the most exciting opportunities are behind the scenes. It is also particularly important in this field to try to make connections with individuals in the industry who will provide you with advice, tips, and strategies for getting your foot in the door. Use the Alumni Careers Network to your advantage!
Alumni Careers Network
Alumni have VOLUNTEERED to have students contact them for advice and information about majors and careers. The Alumni Careers Network
(ACN), with 4,500 volunteers worldwide, is a searchable on-line database of Princeton alumni who are willing and eager for you to contact them so they can provide you with advice and assistance about their industry or career field.
Selected Online Resources
American Journalism Review
-This national magazine covers all aspects of print, television, radio and online media. See their links for Employment, Journalism, and Other Media Organizations.
Broadcast Media and Journalism Career Guide - http://www.khake.com/page43.html
- Profiles of occupations and jobs within communications, journalism, and media are provided. If you aren’t sure what a copy editor does, this is a great place to start.
I Want Media
- Links to job boards and career sites in advertising, journalism, TV/radio, and new media are provided. The site also includes links to salary surveys.
- This web site offers industry news including market ratings, programming and radio stocks, and radio job listings.
- This online job board is for media professionals. It includes job listings, salary information, career articles, and links to Journalism schools, journalism fellowships and more.
- Excellent job site for anyone who creates content or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry. It includes editors, writers, TV producers, graphic designers, book publishers, people in production — in industries including magazines, television, radio, newspapers, book publishing, online media, advertising, PR, and graphic design.
Media Internship Book
- Part of the Internship Series Online. Internships with over 80 print outlets. Call Career Services (609-258-3325) for User ID and Password.
News Analysts, Reporters, and Correspondents - http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos088.htm
- The Occupational Outlook Handbooks provides overview of careers in news and reporting.
The Write Jobs
-This web site lists journalism, publishing, freelance, and other writing positions.
Writing, Broadcasting & Journalism Links – The Riley Guide http://www.rileyguide.com/write.html
- This web site catalogs other web sites containing job listings and career information.
Poe War - Writer Career Center
-This comprehensive site includes career information, employment listings, articles and advice on how to break into a wide range of writing jobs.
Selected Professional Associations
A professional association is an organization of people who have similar career interests. These membership- based organizations often offer a reduced rate for students that allow access to the many resources they provide. Professional association websites can also offer job/internship databases as well as opportunities to find mentors or other contacts.
American Copy Editors Society
- The American Copy Editors Society is a professional organization working toward the advancement of copy editors in newspapers, magazines, Web sites and other journalistic endeavors. The web site offers a job board.
American Society of Journalists and Authors
- The American Society of Journalists and Authors, the professional association of independent nonfiction writers, helps freelance writers advance their careers.
American Society of Newspaper Editors
- The American Society of News Editors is a membership organization for daily news editors, people who serve the editorial needs of daily newspapers and certain distinguished individuals who have worked on behalf of editors through the years.
Asian American Journalists Association
- Founded in 1981, the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a non-profit professional and educational organization with more than 2,000 members today. AAJA serves Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders by encouraging young people to consider journalism as a career, developing managers in the media industry, and promoting fair and accurate news coverage. The web site includes career listings.
Investigative Reporters and Editors
- IRE was formed in 1975 to create a forum in which journalists throughout the world could help each other by sharing story ideas, newsgathering techniques and news sources. The site has a small job center.
National Association of Black Journalists
- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide. The Student Services section lists NABJ internships, scholarships, projects, and mentoring information.
National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians
- NABET-CWA - National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians-Communications Workers of America, is a Union devoted to aiding workers like you who are employed in the broadcasting, distributing, telecasting, recording, cable, video, sound recording and related industries in North America. The Jobs section includes job listings and a resume database.
National Association of Broadcasters
- The National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association that advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Courts. The site offers a job board.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
- The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. The Students section includes internship and scholarship opportunities.
Online News Association
-The Online News Association is composed largely of professional digital journalists. Founded in 1999, ONA now has more than 1,700 professional members whose principal livelihood involves gathering or producing news for digital presentation. In addition to industry news and professional development information, the web site offers career center and a discussion board.
Radio Television News Directors Association
-RTNDA is the world's largest professional organization exclusively serving the electronic news profession, consisting of more than 3,000 news directors, news associates, educators and students. Founded as a grassroots organization in 1946, the association is dedicated to setting standards for newsgathering and reporting. The Career section offers job listings, career resources and research information.