11 Journalism Jobs You May Hold in the Future

NPR finds Hired on LinkedIn & Twitter-Article

Washington Post “Fixettes”-youth hired at the Post-Article

5 Tips to Help You Land An Online Journalism Job Out Of College-Article

How to find a job on Twitter-Article

Social Media for Jobs-Article

Voice Coaching-Dr. Ann Utterback-Article

Fishbowl DC (Newspapers.TV, Radio, Online news and jobs-Online site
Mediabistro site Site (Type in what kind of job you are looking for)

Public TV & Radio Jobs-Online site

Maynard Institute (Institute for news media diversity) Online site

Associated Press (wires, audio, video) Online site

NBC4Washington (NBC & Universal properties -MSNBC, CNBC, Telemundo)

WUSA-TV Jobs (Gannett station in Washington, D.C.)

WJLA/NewsChannel8/TBD  (Ch. 7, NewsChannel 8, TBD, in Washington, D.C.)

WTTG-TV (Fox affiliate in Washington, D.C.)

WTOP Radio (Washington, D.C.)

NPR (Careers, Fellowships, Jobs)

Online News Association (Jobs) Enrolled students may join ONA for only $25 a year and enjoy full membership benefits, including free ONAvation webinars with Poynter Institute’s NewsU, which normally cost $25 or more each.

Society of Professional Journalists ($36 membership to access job bank)

PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISM ORGANIZATIONS: (many of the major ones): The Online News Association is composed largely of professional digital journalists. Founded in 1999, ONA now has more than 1,600 professional members whose principal livelihood involves gathering or producing news for digital presentation. The membership includes news writers, producers, designers, editors, photographers, technologists and others who produce news for the Internet or other digital delivery systems, as well as academic members and others interested in the development of online journalism. The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. Established in April 1984, NAHJ created a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists.  The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide. Founded in 1981, the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a non-profit professional and educational organization with more than 2,000 members today. AAJA serves Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders by encouraging young people to consider journalism as a career, developing managers in the media industry, and promoting fair and accurate news coverage. The Native American Journalists Association serves and empowers Native journalists through programs and actions designed to enrich journalism and promote Native cultures.  Founded in 1990, the National Association of Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association is an organization of journalists, media professionals, educators and students working from within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues. NLGJA opposes all forms of workplace bias and provides professional development to its members. Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting. IRE was formed in 1975 to create a forum in which journalists throughout the world could help each other by sharing story ideas, newsgathering techniques and news sources.  The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior.  The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). RTDNA is the world’s largest professional organization exclusively serving the electronic news profession, consisting of more than 3,000 news directors, news associates, educators and students.  The mission of the Society of Environmental Journalists is to strengthen the quality, reach and viability of journalism across all media to advance public understanding of environmental issues. SEJ provides critical support to journalists of all media in their efforts to cover complex issues of the environment responsibly.  The Association of Health Care Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing public understanding of health care issues. Its mission is to improve the quality, accuracy and visibility of health care reporting, writing and editing. There are more than 1,000 members of AHCJ.  Members of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers Inc. have joined together in the common pursuit of the highest standards of economic journalism, through both individual and collective efforts., to encourage comprehensive reporting of economic events without fear or favoritism and to upgrade skills and knowledge through continuous educational efforts. The Society for News Design (SND) is an international organization for news media professionals and visual communicators – specifically those who create print/web/mobile publications and products. Our members art direct, design, edit, report, illustrate, make photos and video, visualize data – and write code.


1. How to Write a Resume (3:38)Hiring managers spend about 10 seconds with your resume. Mediabistro’s director of education, Carmen Scheidel, takes you through the steps to create the one perfect page that will get you in for an interview.

2. How to Write A Cover Letter (6:58)

3. How To Build an Online Portfolio (3:36) 

4. How to Interview for a Job (5:11) Preparation is the key to a successful sit-down. Mediabistro’s The Job Post blogger Nadine Cheung takes you through the steps to be sure you’ll shine at your next job interview.

5. How To Get An Internship: The Application (7:15) Finding the right internship can be challenging — and then you have to apply, interview, and get chosen! Learn how to land the internship of your dreams with these tips from Lauren Berger of Business Week Magazine named Lauren Berger number 5 on their annual list of Young Entrepreneurs 25 Under 25. America Online says, “If you are going to college and wondering what you are going to do this summer, you need to look her up.”


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