Careers in Journalism

Believe it or not, degrees in the liberal arts can actually make it easier to land a job. Each major within the School of Arts & Sciences carries with it a unique list of skill sets that more and more employers are saying they want. Across industries, employers look for a combination of skills, interests and values that match their own. Forget about scrolling through a list of careers journalism majors pursue. There are no rules. If you choose a major you’re passionate about, you are much more likely to discover and develop your own personal skills, interests and values that ultimately will help you find a rewarding profession. The success of our journalism graduates speaks for itself.

Skills You Will Gain as a Journalism Major

  • Presenting specific viewpoints
  • Demonstrating creativity and artistic expression
  • Measuring media effects
  • Explaining processes, plans, and concepts
  • Understanding institutional/cultural values
  • Working within deadlines
  • Working independently
  • Creating entertaining and persuasive messages

Get Out There

Remember, it’s never too early to visit Career Services. Exploring how your skills, experiences, interests and values can influence your career choices is something you can do from your first year at Richmond through your fourth and beyond. Whether you are searching for that first job, exploring graduate school options, or considering something unique like a bridge experience or fellowship, Career Services can help you get there.