Do you have a dream of working in the media field? Do you plan on pursuing a media-related career after graduating from college? Or are you wondering what college major to pursue so you could land your dream job in media? 

Media is an ever-evolving industry and is expected to grow in the upcoming years. During the unprecedented times of COVID-19 and the implementation of lockdown in numerous countries, various individuals resorted to media as a form of entertainment and escapism. Netflix subscriptions exponentially increased and virtual concerts gained immense popularity amongst music lovers globally. 

If you’re thinking of pursuing a career in media, now is the perfect time to do so! Between 2019 and 2029, jobs in the communication and media fields are projected to grow by 4 percent, which is fast as compared to other occupations. This will result in 46,200 new jobs in the media and communications field for potential employers and fresh graduates.  

How Can You Land Your Dream Job in the Media Field?

There are many ways you can attain a successful and stable career in the media field. Some of them are as follows: 

  1. Attaining a Bachelor’s Degree

Is attaining a media degree necessary to attain a career in the media field? No. You can still attain a successful career in the media without a media or communications degree. Although it is a bonus point if you decide to major in media and communications for a job in the media. However, you can also work in the media field if you have a degree in English Language and Literature, Digital Marketing, Media Researching. Broadcast Journalism, and Creative Writing. Along with these Bachelor’s degrees, you can conveniently attain a job if you have relevant work experiences in the media field. 

  1. Attaining Work Experience in the Media 

While still being a college student or during your university’s summer break, you can attain relevant work experience in media companies either through internships or apprenticeships. Many media platforms offer internships to college students every semester and also offer college credits. Students who are interested in attaining a media job after graduating from college may seek internship opportunities in their home town for attaining relevant work experience which they might add to their resumes. 

  1. Making Connections 

As the saying goes, the right connection can change your life. By making the right connections with the right people and the right industries, you can form relevant professional relationships and those connections might help you get a stable job in your preferred media field. 

What Are the Different Media and Communications Jobs?

Media jobs are not confined to a specific role. There is not one, but many jobs you can do in media. Some of them are as follows: 

  • Section Editor
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Technical Writer
  • Writer
  • Communications Manager
  • Content Engineer
  • Content Manager
  • Copy Editor
  • Copy Writer
  • Assistant Editor
  • Author
  • Biographer
  • Communication Specialist
  • Communications Director
  • Digital Media Specialist
  • Editor
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Ghost Writer
  • Managing Editor
  • Announcer
  • Broadcast News Analyst
  • Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technician
  • Broadcaster
  • Journalist
  • News Analyst
  • Reporter
  • Television Announcer
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Animator
  • Associate Producer
  • Audio and Video Equipment Technician
  • Camera Operator
  • Line Producer
  • Project Coordinator
  • Sound Mixer
  • Stage Hand
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Promotions Specialist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Publicist
  • Technical Producer
  • Videographer
  • Account Executive
  • Art Director
  • Creative Director
  • Creative Project Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Media Director
  • Media Planner
  • Media Product Development Manager
  • Media Specialist
  • Media and Communication Equipment Operator
  • Graphic/Web Designer
  • Interface Designer
  • Intranet Applications Manager
  • Intranet Applications Specialist
  • Java Developer

Is a Career in Media Worth it?

Yes! With the growing market of media and communications in the upcoming years, there is no denying the fact that its demand will increase in the upcoming years as well. If you have a passion to work in a fast-paced environment where you get to express your creativity freely and voice your opinions too, then the media field is for you!

About the author

Eman Khalid is a writer, editor, storyteller, and a journalist. She has been a co-author of more than twenty poetry books. She is a contributing writer to the Women's Republic, the Meraki Magazine, Litlight Magazine, Prosart Literary, Kitaab, StoryHouse UK, and The LATEST. Eman is an English Language and Literature major and she has a deep passion for reading about inspirational women from the past. When she is not writing, you will find her reading poetry, listening to songs, and taking long walks at the beach.