Careers in Mass Communication
Although I am still uncertain about where I would like to be in twenty years, I am seeking a degree in mass communication because of the variety of jobs available in this field. There are many careers that a person could pursue with a degree in mass communications, such as a career in advertising, radio, television productions, journalism, or public relations. It is a broad degree with few boundaries. A person interested in the advertising aspect would involve researching sales ideas and developing advertising strategies, determining how advertising campaigns are produced, and how marketing works with advertising. Careers in advertising include positions such as an advertising or marketing specialist, copy writer, media planner, media buyer, creative director, and media sales representative. An internship with an advertising agency would likely be required. Radio, television and productions careers would include positions as a broadcasting station manager, director of broadcasting, film editor, news director or writer, technical director, sales coordinator, media buyer, actor, announcer, disc jockey, news anchor, public relations manager, comedy writer, casting director, producer, talk show host, and many more. To be successful in this field, a person would require strong interpersonal skills, and an ability to understand the technical aspects of television and/or radio services. As a journalist with a degree in mass communication, a person would involve themselves in the researching, collecting, writing, editing, and presenting of information and news, and then communicating it to the public through newspapers, magazines, radio, television, etc. Journalism offers career positions as reporters, editors, newscasters, authors, copywriters, publishers, technical writers, media interviewers, talk show hosts, etc. To be successful as a journalist, excellent English and creative writing skills would be mandatory. Finally, a mass...
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