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Careers

Discover Career Opportunities

Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • acquisitions editor
  • communications specialist
  • copy editor/writer
  • digital editor
  • digital media content developer
  • digital producer
  • documentary maker
  • editor/publisher
  • fact checker
  • literary talent agent/manager
  • media analyst
  • new media journalist
  • production assistant
  • public opinion researcher
  • public relations specialist
  • reporter/news correspondent
  • social media relations/strategist
  • technical writer
  • television broadcaster
  • writer/author

Sample Industries / Types of Employers

  • advertising firms/corporations
  • broadcasting companies
  • cultural organizations
  • educational institutions
  • educational journals
  • entertainment organizations
  • freelance/self-employment
  • government agencies
  • humanitarian organizations
  • news agencies
  • non-profit organizations
  • publishing companies
  • television and radio stations

Laurier Grads are Successful

Sample Jobs within the First Year After Graduation

  • communications coordinator
  • content editor
  • digital marketing specialist
  • editor-in-chief
  • junior copywriter

Sample Further Education Programs within the First Year After Graduation

  • Master’s degree: Media and Communication Studies, Applied Politics, Cultural Analysis and Social Theory.
  • College program: Technical Writing, Public Relations, Sports Broadcasting.
  • JD: Law.

Careers of Alumni Two-Five Years After Graduation

  • associate editor
  • broadcast journalist
  • digital editor
  • freelance writer and copywriter
  • human resources coordinator
  • public relations coordinator
  • reporter/anchor
  • social media strategist

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

Employers identify these competencies as very important when recruiting entry-level candidates. As a Laurier student, you gain these skills through the opportunities available to you.

Functional Knowledge

  • Develop observational skills that will help you interpret events and issues and communicate them clearly, accurately, fairly and effectively through digital storytelling.
  • Conduct comprehensive research and be able to verify information from a broad range of sources.
  • Critically analyze contemporary issues including local, national and global politics, and culture and how they relate to the media.
  • Understand the legal and ethical responsibilities of journalists and media professionals.
  • Discover how information is sourced, valued and used in creating new knowledge.

Collaboration/Teamwork 

  • Work effectively as part of a team by contributing, leading, teaching, motivating and/or encouraging others for team success.
  • Lead or contribute to a shared project through determining goals, planning details, making decisions and completing tasks.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviour and an understanding of individual perspectives and diversity.

Communication 

  • Demonstrate excellent skills in listening, questioning, reasoning, clarifying and interviewing to gather the most relevant information to produce high-quality digital stories.
  • Effectively synthesize a volume of information to create a story or message that is clear, concise, comprehensive, accurate and engaging.
  • Understand and appropriately use language to communicate ideas and information to others who have different levels of literacy and different contextual perspectives.
  • Understand how to communicate ideas and information to audiences with different levels of literacy and different perspectives and backgrounds.
  • Determine the right medium - a podcast, a video, a magazine feature, an interactive graphic, a data visualization - to reach a particular audience for any given story or message.
  • Prepare interesting and informative reports and presentations for diverse audiences using a range of current technology.

Problem Solving 

  • Identify and access a wide range of relevant information and resources.
  • Locate, analyze and evaluate different types of data, polls and statistics from a variety of sources.
  • Discover how to use emerging tools and technology and evaluate their usefulness.
  • Set priorities, meet deadlines and manage time, data and resources.
  • Think creatively, consider all sides of an issue and make well-reasoned decisions.