UGA Specific Information for Journalism

The Journalism major prepares students for jobs in news organizations, including broadcast and multimedia reporting, writing, editing, and producing. Journalism majors work in photojournalism, video journalism, social media, web and publication design, media innovation and entrepreneurship, and news management. Journalism students participate in experiential learning as part of their degree through the Department’s daily newscast, Grady Newsource, and its website,, as well as internships and work at campus media. 

Class of 2023 Career Outcomes for Journalism*

** Includes Self-Employed

Campus Resources

Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations

Knowledge/Skills Needed in this Industry

  • Demonstrate creativity, verbal ability, writing skills, and proofreading ability.
  • Work for The Red and Black, UGAzine, Pandora, Infusion Magazine, or other on-campus publications to strengthen writing skills. Gain experience in a variety of positions, including reporting, layout, and editing.
  • Volunteer to produce a newsletter for a student organization or non-profit group.
  • Never stop writing. When editors review your resume, they prefer to see consistent writing experience over a period of time.
  • Complete an internship in publications, public relations, or marketing.
  • Gain experience with social media marketing using platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Become proficient in social media analytics by using HootSuite.
  • “Students may want to consider smaller newspaper publications that offer broader opportunities for beginning reporters. Larger newspapers are typically more interested in entry-level applicants with many internship experiences and specialty reporting skills. Young reporters can benefit from gaining close community contacts and skills working in a smaller news market.” Excerpt from USA Today article “5 tips for job-seeking journalism students” written by Alex Spiess
  • Strengthen your multimedia skills by gaining experience with photography, editing, web design, or video production.
  • Get experience with a variety of software programs, including InDesign, Photoshop, QuarkExpress, Excel, and Publisher.
  • Develop or refine computer, supervision, selling, customer relations, and time management skills.
  • Consider enrolling in New Media Certificate courses to gain understanding and proficiency in digital media such as coding, new technology, and social media.
  • Compile a portfolio of writing samples, design layouts, photographs, videos, graphics, multimedia projects, and other relevant work for the type of journalism positions for which you plan to apply. Making an online portfolio is a good way to market your skills and work samples for job opportunities by using websites such as IssuuVimeo, Behance, YouTube, WeeblyWix, and WordPress. For more information and platforms, check out Portfolio Resources on the Career Center website.
  • “Freelance for the local paper, update news and events for the town blog, anything. The last thing an editor wants to see on a resume is an extended time gap where you had nothing published.” – Newsday reporter Bill Bleyer

Campus Involvement and Study Abroad Opportunities

  • Join National Press Photographers Association UGA Student Chapter and Online News Association / Society of Professional Journalists to learn more about the field from the advisors and to hear advice from guest speakers.
  • Write for a campus or other local publication to start building your portfolio and keep a steady flow of writing.
  • Participate in the Travel Writing Study Abroad programs to write and report on in-depth travel stories and build a multimedia portfolio. 
  • Students interested in publication management can join the American Marketing Association to gain knowledge in marketing strategies and research. You will also gain practical experience in applying social and digital marketing techniques with local and national businesses.
  • Students interested in pursuing careers in the creative industry are encouraged to enroll in Summer at the Circus, a partnership between Grady College and The Creative Circus in Atlanta. Creative Circus is one of the top portfolio schools in the country, offering programs in Art Direction, Copywriting, Design, Image, Interactive Design, and several other areas.
  • Students interested in pursuing careers in the creative industry can also consider participating in the UGA Cannes Lions Study Abroad Program, which allows students to attend the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and witness thousands of ads from around the world being showcased and judged. This opportunity also allows students to network with producers, directors, and actors who have starred in motion pictures. 

LinkedIn Groups to Join

  • Advertising and PR at UGA Grady College
  • Internships and Interns
  • University of Georgia Alumni Association Group (UGA)
  • University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication Alumni
  • Tip: Join LinkedIn groups that are related to your career interest. Need help finding groups? Check out the Groups You May Like link under the Interests/Groups tab. Review the groups that professionals in your field of interest have joined and consider joining them as well.
  • For more information on how to effectively utilize LinkedIn, check out the UGA Career Center's Networking Page.

Additional Internship/Job Search Tips

  • For additional information on internships and job opportunities, look out for emails sent every Tuesday on the Grady Career Services Update listserv. If you are not on that listserv, sign up for the Grady job leads listserv here.
  • Follow @UGAGradyCareers for timely job postings and career advice, run by the Grady College Office of Experiential Learning and the UGA Career Center Grady College Career Consultant.
  • If you’re interested in working or interning for a specific company, visit that company’s website. Job and internship opportunities are usually listed under the “Careers” tab.
  • For information about job salary, company reviews, and job openings, visit Glassdoor and
  • For a general job search, visit websites such as IndeedMonster, and Simply Hired.

Supplemental Career Research Dashboard

Additional Career Research Resources

  • O*NET Online – The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with over 900 occupations.  
  • My Next Move – An interactive tool for students and job seekers to learn more about their career options.  
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook – The OOH is a career resource offering information on the hundreds of occupations that provide most of jobs in the United States.  
  • Vault – provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work in an industry, company, or profession – and how to position yourself to land that job.  
  • Candid Career – This resource provides you with access to thousands of informational video interviews with real professionals through an easy-to-use website.  
  • UGA Mentor Program – Connect with a mentor (alumni, faculty, staff) to research and explore industries and careers. Research industries and careers by connecting with a mentor for a quick chat or formal 16-week mentorship through the UGA Mentor Program.  
  • Interstride - Interstride is an interactive tool for both international and domestic students to enhance their international experience and employment potential. The platform consists of job-listings, hiring trends, employer information, self-assessments, and up-to-date immigration guidance. 
  • Glassdoor - Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers an inside look at jobs and companies through "employee generated content" – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees and job seekers.  
  • Steppingblocks - Research your future career with real-world stats about your major, your interests, and your dream job title with career and education searches designed to find your best path based on millions of others. It’s data-powered career exploration for doers like you.

Employment Websites


  • Handshake (scroll down to the bottom of the page; login with your UGA MyID and password)  
  • LinkedIn (this popular networking site also has a job board!) 
  • Idealist (non-profit jobs) 
  • USAJobs (federal jobs) 

Professional Associations/Resources

Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2023 Journalism majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2023 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Agora Vintage Social Media Coordinator
Appen Media Group Staff Reporter
Appen Media Group Staff Reporter
Arc Worldwide Assistant Account Executive
Atlanta United FC Seasonal Digital Media Assistant
Atlanta-Journal Constitution Reporting Intern
Augusta GreenJackets Professional Baseball Marketing and Community Relations Intern
Beacon Consulting Group Finance Coordinator
Black Knight Financial Services Public Relations Intern
Black Knight Financial Services Public Relations Intern
Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C. File Clerk
Bloomberg Junior Litigation Reporter
Bryan County News Editor
Bryan County School District High School AVTF Teacher
Cain Injury Law Paralegal
CBS Broadcast Associate
CDC Foundation Press Coordinator
Center for Community News Contract Writer
Chemistry Agency Freelance Production Assistant
CNN News Associate
CNN News Associate
Community Journals Staff Writer
Cowsert Heath Paralegal
Crosscut Emerging Journalist Fellow
Cru International Intern
Detroit Lions New Media Web Intern
Elevance Health Communications Analyst
Emory University Communications and Marketing Intern
Georgia Association of Realtors Local Advocacy Manager
Georgia Institute of Technology Communications Officer
Gray Media Multimedia Journalist
Gray Television State Capitol Reporter
Harris Computer Talent and Branding Intern
Hatfield Custom Homes Content Manager and Selections Coordinator
Insight Global Recruiter
Jackson + Coker Recruiter
Kimley-Horn Marketing Analyst
Lanier Guest Services Assistant Dining Room Manager
LOFT Stylist and Sales Lead
Maniac Graphic Designer
Monumental Sports & Entertainment Digital Media Intern
Navy Federal Credit Union IT Analyst
NBC News Desk Assistant
Nexus Marketing Agency Copywriter
Oconee Enterprise Sport Editor
Office of U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock Staff Assistant
Oklahoma City Thunder Inside Sales Representative
Old Guard Graphics Screen Printer’s Assistant
Phi Mu Fraternity Collegiate Chapter Specialist
PlayOn! Sports Content Specialist
Princeton in Africa Tech Care for All Fellowship
Purdue Athletics Social Content Specialist
Rouge Magazine Blog Copy Editor
Rugby ATL Social Media and Marketing Coordinator
State Farm Account Representative
Sundayz Music Copyright Coordinator
Tampa Bay Times Life and Culture Intern
The Bitter Southerner Intern
The Clayton Tribune Sports Editor
The Covington News Staff Reporter
The Daily Caller News Foundation Reporter
The Oconee Enterprise Multi-beat Reporter
The Oglethorpe Echo Staff Reporter
The Oglethorpe Echo Staff Reporter
The Savannah Bananas Statistical Savant and Broadcast Associate
The Trestle Collective Content Creator
United States House of Representatives Staff Assistant
WAAY 31 Reporter
WDTV 5 News Producer
Wesleyan School Faculty Fellow
Western Circuit Public Defender Legal Assistant
Western Circuit Public Defender Legal Assistant
WFFT FOX 55 Fort Wayne Reporter
WFXG FOX54 Multimedia Journalist
WJHG-TV Producer
WSET Multimedia Journalist
WTOC-TV Weekday Morning Producer
WTOK-TV Weekend Sports Anchor and Reporter
WTVC News Channel 9 Multimedia Journalist and Reporter
WTVC News Channel 9 Multimedia Journalist and Reporter
Zalkin Marketing Specialist
* denotes no responses received.

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2023 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2023 Journalism majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2023 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
Barney Fletcher Schools Georgia Real Estate Law, Real Estate License
Georgia State University Law, JD
Georgia State University Law, JD
Mercer University Law, JD
Mississippi State University Workforce Education Leadership, Degree Not Specified
Samford University Law, JD
University of Alabama Law, Degree Not Specified
University of Detroit Mercy Law, JD
University of Georgia Law, JD
University of Georgia Law, JD
University of Georgia International Policy, Degree Not Specified
University of Georgia Marketing Research, Degree Not Specified
University of Georgia Journalism and Mass Communication, MA
University of Georgia Journalism and Mass Communication, MA
University of Georgia Journalism, MA
University of Georgia Emerging Media, MA
University of Georgia Emerging Media, MA
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Recreation and Sport Management, MS
* denotes no responses received.