Some of us knew what we wanted to be growing up. However, some of us did not. Growing up, all I wanted to be was a journalist. Wear gorgeous clothes and read the news! For me, that was the coolest thing to do. Going through campus, I still had my dream and I pictured myself( looking fabulous) and impacting the masses with information. I wanted to write stories so powerful that would revolutionize the media industry. The short of it is that, no I did not get to be that anchor on the TV. I’m doing something else that I never pictured for myself that I absolutely love. If you are like me, the girl not on TV but passionate about Journalism, here are some career paths in Journalism that you should consider as well.
- Broadcast Journalism
This involves either TV or Radio. You will be able to become a reporter, a video/ audio editor, and even a voice-over artist. Be it under sports, business, politics, or human interest stories, once you know where your strength lies, you will be an exceptional broadcast journalist.
- Public Relations
This is a role that requires you to create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization you represent. You will be tasked with coming up with press releases, formulating communication plans and strategies as well as organizing and coordinating events for an organization. You will also come up with solutions to be implemented during a PR crisis.
Advertising challenges your creativity and since “digital” is the rage now, why not?
You will become a content creator. A content creator is a lot of things rolled up in one. Bloggers, vloggers, and content marketers are all content creators. Here, you will be tasked with creating videos, articles, and images that build a sense of community between a customer and the brand you are seeking to promote.
- Print Media.
In as much as going digital was( is?) potentially killing the print media, if you are a good writer, newspapers, and magazines are still being produced. You can become a copywriter as well. Although copy-writing leans towards advertising, heck, writing is writing. A copywriter is a person who develops the message behind the service/product that is to be advertised. If you are persuasive and creative, try venturing into copywriting.
There you have it! If you are interested in Journalism and Multimedia, visit our page to find out more.