Careers and Internships

Wherever compelling storytelling matters, you’ll find media and journalism graduates at work.

Wherever critical thinking and solid reporting make a difference, you’ll find graduates of the School of Media and Journalism excelling. And wherever multimedia platforms are used to inform, engage and persuade, you’ll find growing demand for the skills and experiences made possible by a Media and Journalism degree.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that careers in media and communication will continue to grow through 2029, due to the demand for creating, editing, translating and disseminating information through a variety of platforms. The average salary for media and communications occupations for 2020 was $61,310, according to BLS.

Projected Growth

Majors in the School of Media and Journalism can prepare students well to enter these areas of higher-than-average projected growth, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • Advertising, Promotions and Marketing Managers: 6% growth
  • Broadcast, Sound and Video Technicians: 9% growth
  • Public Relations Specialists: 7% growth
  • Public Relations and Fundraising Managers: 9% growth
  • Film and Video Editors and Camera Operators: 18% growth
  • Technical Writers: 7% growth
  • Market Research Analysts: 18% growth
  • Producers and Directors: 10% growth

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Alumni Careers

From non-profit newsrooms, to software development, to global communication firms, graduates of Kent State's School of Media and Journalism are leaders across industries. Learn about how some of them have used the skills they learned here to make a difference across industries.

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Internship Resources

An internship is a graduation requirement for all School of Media and Journalism students. Explore resources for students, intern supervisors and potential employers.

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Internship Spotlights

Explore some of our students' recent internship experiences: KeyBank, Sherwin-Williams, The Land and other local news publications, and more.