We believe that the ability to gather, analyze and present stories and information is at the core of the

journalism and public relations professions, and we continue to emphasize reporting and writing skills in all courses. We also offer classes that keep pace with the changing way that news is delivered and received in the digital age. Students can study multimedia journalism, study visual communication,  photojournalism, broadcast news writing, documentary production, and acquire public relations theory and skills.

As part of Northeastern’s  College of Arts, Media and Design, journalism students also are part of a unique interdisciplinary and creative community. Our core curriculum issupplemented by electives that take advantage of course offerings from within our college and from other colleges in the university.

Department Website

School of Journalism

Job Titles

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

Positions that may require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by an (*). 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 interests as possible, including co-op and internships.


This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUcareers; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.

Crashmob Inc. MassNOW
   ISlide  PR Consulting
 LinkingHouse  PUMA International


This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.

Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations Commerce
Broadcasting Companies Government



These samples titles can be used to research internship opportunities.

College Sports Writer

Contributing Writer

Grant Writer Intern

Publishing Intern

Use NUcareers,,, or other internship sites to search for openings. 


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.


Websites for Career Exploration

Career Development Videos

Websites for Job Search

Campus Organizations and Activities

Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.

Social Media

Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups and Twitter handles. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities. Visit the Social Media and LinkedIn pages for more information on how to leverage your social media network.

LinkedIn Groups