The Journalist covering news Photo: Quartz Africa

At least half of the Journalism graduates find themselves stuck with a qualification after completing their studies, due to lack of Journalism jobs. I personally know many Journalism graduates who went back to school to study for a different career because there say there’s lack of opportunities within the field Journalism.

However, Journalism is a broad field and there are many successful careers within it, one can work as an Online journalist, Broadcast journalist, Magazine journalist, Press sub-editor, Publishing copy-editor/proofreader, advertising, Newspaper journalist public relations, Editorial assistant, print/TV/online news, Radio journalism, corporate communications, academics, advocacy, politics, government, publishing, the arts, research and much more.

Here are some of the Jobs where your Journalism qualification would be useful:

1. Advertising copywriter As an Advertising copywriter you work alongside art director within the creative department of an advertising, full-service agency or media. Copywriters write the marketing materials such as websites, social media and mobile applications emails, brochures, catalogs, creating headlines, slogans, catchphrases, straplines and body copy for print advertising writing, creating scripts for radio jingles and TV commercials.

2.Public relations officer

    They use all forms of media, and communication to build, maintain and manage the reputation of company and clients, they write and distributing press releases to targeted media, managing and updating information and engaging with users on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook, organizing events including press conferences,writing and editing in-house magazines, case studies, speeches, articles and annual reports and much more.
    3. Market Researcher
    Is for those who like collecting data, Market researcher will be suitable for you, Market researcher your job will be to collect and analyze data and information and then present it to your clients, you’ll be expected to do a qualitative or quantitative research, you can work with marketing agencies, so that you would collect information on customer opinions, investment, and marketing decisions, duties also include, writing, conducting interviews and managing the distribution of surveys and questionnaires.
    4. Digital copywriters
    Produce the written copy and content for web pages, content writer,  write copy designed to convey valuable information about a brand, industry or issue. They also contact with the clients by checking in with the client regularly, either by phone, email or face-to-face, assisting with business pitches to win new clients or projects. They identify fresh and interesting angles for your articles.
    5. A Writer
    you can write for many things including magazine and newspaper articles, non-fiction and fiction, novels, poetry, screen, and radio, scripts for theatre, short stories and web content.



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