In this economic climate, students need more help than ever navigating the media job marketplace. By providing practical career tips and current statistics, the Media Career Guideis the ideal starting point for a successful communication-related job search. Beginning with an overview of today's employment environment and opportunities, the manual guides readers through the process of researching, interviewing for, and landing that perfect media job. The new edition now offers career advice from real media professionals and emphasizes the importance of creating and maintaining a professional online presence for the workplace. And, with added information on how to start your own business, students will find this guide to be a useful resource no matter what media career path they choose.
Sherri Hope Culver is an assistant professor of Broadcasting, Telecommunications, and Mass Media at Temple University and serves as director for the university's Media Education Lab. She also has extensive experience as a television producer and consultant to public broadcasting stations.
James Seguin is a professor of communications at Robert Morris University. He is also president of Creative Video, Inc., and has received awards for his television and video productions.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Considering a Career in Media/Communications
Chapter 2: Where the Jobs Are
Chapter 3: Preparing for a Career in Media
Chapter 4: Getting Started In Your Search
Chapter 5: Succeeding Once You’re In (Your Internship or First Job)
Chapter 6: Seize Your Entrepreneurial Spirit
Chapter 7: Cover Letters, Résumés, and Thank-You Notes