Journalism

Overview

Northeastern’s School of Journalism prepares students for careers in journalism and related fields by combining academic excellence with practical experience. The program emphasizes basic reporting and writing skills, and the core curriculum is supplemented by electives that take advantage of the university’s interdisciplinary strengths. Students also have access to offerings in new media that prepare them for the new information opportunities of the digital age. Journalism graduates also go into public relations, advertising, education, government service, law, and business.

Department Website

Journalism Department

Job Titles

  • Newscaster
  • Advertising Manager*
  • College Admissions Counselor
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Copywriter
  • Corporate Trainer*
  • Critic
  • Editor
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Electronic Publisher
  • Event Planner
  • Freelance Journalist
  • Fundraiser*
  • Investigative Reporter
  • Journalist
  • Legislative Aide
  • Marketing Manager*
  • Medical Writer
  • News Writer
  • Photojournalist
  • Post Production Editor
  • Press Secretary
  • Production Assistant
  • Proofreader
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Publicist
  • Publisher*
  • Radio/TV Announcer
  • Research
  • Script Writer
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Technical Writer

Positions that require additional education or training are indicated by a (*).

Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including Co-op and internships.

Employers

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Banks
  • Consumer Products Companies
  • e-Commerce Sites
  • Financial Services
  • Government Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Libraries
  • Magazines
  • Marketing Firms
  • Museums
  • Newspapers
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Publishing Companies
  • Radio and TV Stations
  • Schools/Colleges and Universities
  • Sports Organizations
  • Telecommunications Companies
  • Trade Publications

Internships

These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.

  • College Sports Writer
  • Contributing Writer
  • Publishing Intern
  • Grant Writer Intern
  • Journalist/Community Evangelist

To search for internship opportunities, log in to HuskyCareerLink, Career Services’ online job and internship bank for opportunities with employer’s seeking to hire Northeastern students.

Co-ops

For more information, please visit the department’s website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.

Careers

The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.

CAREER INFORMATION & JOB WEBSITES

CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS & ACTIVITIES

Joining groups on campus can help you show community engagement and help you build experience and skills that can help you in your future career. Please visit Northeastern Student Life and explore groups to join. Examples include:

  • Cauldron Yearbook
  • Her Campus (HC NU)
  • Northeastern University Political Review
  • NU Science Magazine
  • NUTV
  • Spectrum Literary Arts Magazine
  • Tastemasters Magazine
  • Woof Magazine

*For additional student organizations click here.
*For additional student activities click here.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professionals in the field you may contact for information interview requests and networking opportunities.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Sample of LinkedIn groups providing resources such as industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities within the field.