Journalism, Media & Communication

Connect with storytellers, investigators, and truth seekers committed to addressing issues, influencing our perspectives, and motivating our actions.

Suffolk journalism students tour the NECN studio and facility.

Help shape the world by generating political, social, and creative discourse. Capture a moment in time by shining a spotlight on hidden truths. This Career Community allows you to explore and apply your skills in media and communication while finding your own artistic voice.

It’s ideal for those interested in journalism, media/film, global and cultural communication, and graphic design.

Contact the Journalism, Media & Communication Career Community Leader

JAKE Small

JAKE Small

Assistant Director, Career Communities
Journalism, Media & Communication

Email JAKE Small, M.Ed.

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Each Career Community is purposefully designed to introduce you to the influential employers who can help you define and find a purposeful career path. When you participate in one or more of the Career Communities, you’ll collaborate with faculty, staff, alumni, and employers and enjoy access to industry-specific job shadowing, networking events, speakers, panels, mentoring, and other opportunities.

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Are you an employer looking to get involved with this Career Community? Email us or find more information here.

 

Further Information For This Career Community

Journalism

  • Copywriter
  • Editor
  • Grant Writer
  • Reporter
  • News Anchor
  • Sports Announcer
  • News Correspondent

Media

  • Influencer
  • Content Creator
  • Film Producer
  • Motion Graphics Artist
  • Digital Development Editor
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Social Media Manager
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Social Media Strategist

Communication

  • Chief Communications Officer
  • Communication Specialist
  • Communication Director
  • Operations Coordinator
  • Professor of Communication Studies

Technical Skills

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Graphic design
  • Illustration
  • Video editing
  • Motion graphics
  • Create and deliver effective sound bites

Interpersonal Skills

  • Engage an audience
  • Construct a voice
  • Public speaking
  • Answering and asking challenging questions
  • Attention to detail
  • Critical thinking

Your resume should highlight and showcase the skills most relevant for the position you are applying. If you’re applying to be a Broadcast Journalist, you may link a production reel in the contact information section of your resume. If you’re applying to be a Graphic Designer, you may include a self-portrait illustration to showcase your abilities. Remember, you should use your resume and cover letter to tell the story of who you are as a professional – demonstrating the skills that will catch an employer’s eye!

Check out our resume and cover letter guide for tips and samples to get started. For additional assistance, please schedule an appointment with JAKE Small or visit Quinncia, an AI-powered mock interview and resume review platform.

Interviewing for a media-related position might feel very different from other application processes. It is important to do ample research on the company and culture of an employer before showing up for your interview. It is not uncommon for applicants of Communication Specialists roles to be given a “field assignment,” “case study,” or “homework” in preparation for an interview. Applicants in media and film should expect to be asked question about their production experience. Being ready and well-practiced is half the battle in acing your interview!

Check out our page on Interviewing Skills. For additional assistance, please schedule an appointment with JAKE Small or visit Quinncia, an AI-powered mock interview and resume review platform.

  • The Suffolk Journal
  • Suffolk In The City (NECN)
  • Suffolk Voice
  • Studio 73
"The Career Community will be an effective tool for Suffolk University students, providing them firsthand access to professionals in their respective fields of interest. By leveraging these relationships and connections, the Journalism, Media & Communication Career Community has the ability to catapult students' careers forward before even graduating, positively positioning them among the competition."
Amy Rossetti '15 Founder at R[A]RE Public Relations