Communications and Media
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Includes job listings, a discussion forum, a resume bank, and other resources.
The Association for Women in Communications
Championing the advancement of women across all communications disciplines.
The Write Jobs
Listings of job opportunities for journalists, freelance writers, and technical writers.
Image database of over 7,000 advertisements printed mainly in U.S. newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. (Not really a career-related Web site, but it's pretty cool.)
Advertising & Media Jobs
A job listing service that can be searched by location, position type, salary, or keyword; offers employer information as well.
Advertising Educational Foundation
The Advertising Educational Foundation will serve as the industry's clearinghouse, repository and distribution force for educational information and materials to improve the perception and understanding of the social and economic role of advertising.
American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA)
National trade organization representing the advertising agency business.
Council of Public Relations Firms
An organization of public relations firms.
Hispanic Market's leading advertising and media news and information site in the USA, Latin America and the Caribbean since launching on February 1, 1999.
An extensive database of marketing job listings through the American Marketing Association (AMA).
O'Dwyer Public Relations
Features listings of 400 top PR firms and 1,500 PR service providers.
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
The Public Relations Society of America is the world's largest organization of public relations practitioners.
NAB Education Foundation Career Center
A service of the National Association of Broadcasters, the NABEF Career Center includes career information and a large job-listing database.
A job and internship listing site from the publishers of Variety.
Broadcast Employment Services
Provides a listing of a wide range of jobs, a place for employers to find broadcast talent, and easily accessible information on every station in the United States. Requires registration.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Information on public broadcasting plus an employment search engine.
Bookjobs.com - a career-exploration and job-listing site from the Association of American Publishers.
Bookbuilders of Boston
Lists book publishing, editing and manufacturing job opportunities in New England.
Lists job openings for copy editors from the Copy Editor Newsletter, which is published six times a year.
Editor and Publisher Interactive
Information on the newspaper industry in North America. Includes job listings.
National Association of Science Writers
Offers advice on getting started as a science writer, an application for membership, and other information. Membership benefits include a newsletter and access to local chapter activities.
American Journalism Review
Features a comprehensive list of U.S. magazines, newspapers, and broadcasters organized by type and location.
Careers In Photojournalism
Sponsored by the National Press Photographers Association, this site is a great guide for how to get started, what qualities to develop, and how to get an internship.
Sponsored by the University of California at Berkeley, this site lists job openings across the country in journalism, new media, and broadcasting and includes links to other career resources.
JournalismJobs.com is the largest and most-visited resource for media jobs, and receives more than one million page views a month. It has the best variety of jobs, and the largest database of resumes for journalists.
Lists jobs and internships in the entertainment industry and has links to other resources.
A job and internship listing site from the publishers of Variety.
Jobs in the entertainment industry
Online listing of jobs in sports; users must pay fee for access ($9.95/week, $24.95/month as of December 2004)
A list of internships in television, organized by sponsor.
100 Jobs in Words . Meyer, Scott A. New York: Macmillan, 1996. From the back cover: “Spanning corporate, nonprofit, and freelance careers, 100 Jobs in Words provides all the basics needed—including brief descriptions of each job, typical salary levels, prospects for finding work, and qualifications and characteristics you should possess—to flourish in a chosen line of work. Along with each entry, there is an insightful profile of a person from each field that describes a typical day on the job and details the steps each took to rise to his or her current position.” Information on book publishing, advertising, film and television, nonprofit work, newspapers and magazines, and electronic publishing.
Career Opportunities in Journalism . Burns, Jennifer Bobrow. New York: Checkmark Books, 2007. From the back cover: “…Includes complete information for the 21st century on more than 70 jobs [in] Education; Magazines; Newspapers; New Media; Other Writers; Radio; Specialized Writing and Reporting; Strategic Communication; Television…the reader will find a detailed quick-reference Career-Profile for each job summarizing notable features (duties, alternate titles, salary range, employment prospects, advancement prospects, and prerequisites), a Career ladder illustrating frequent routes to and from the position described, and a comprehensive text pointing out special skills, education, training, and various associations relevant to each post.” Index, appendices, and bibliography.
Careers in Media . Barnas, Frank and Mike Savoie. Boston: Pearson, 2007. From the back cover: “…Profiles employment opportunities in media and points out often overlooked options for students seeking jobs in the highly selective and competitive media world. Included is a discussion of portfolio development and valuable appendices with state and job websites.” Useful bibliographies and statistics.
Gardner’s Guide to Internships in New Media . Gardner, Garth, Ph.D. New York: GGC, Inc., 1999. The “Getting Started” portion of the book advises job-seekers on topics like resumes, cover letters, funding, interviewing, thank you notes, and so forth. The remaining majority of the book is a listing of internship profiles with company information, descriptions of internships, and contacts. Although specific positions/contacts might no longer be available, the book will be useful for company searches and brainstorming.
The World On a String: How to Become a Freelance Foreign Correspondent . Goodman, Al and John Pollack. New York: Henry Holt and Company, Inc., 1997. From the back cover: “…Technological advances and cost-cutting at major media companies have created unprecedented opportunities for enterprising journalists to succeed abroad as freelance correspondents –stringers- for newspapers, magazines, radio, television, wire services, and Internet outlets… [This book] describes how to: Choose your region wisely; Select the right equipment; Establish vital editorial contacts at home and abroad; Make ends meet while filing stories to various media; Prepare for the risks of reporting from war zones; Work effectively with distant editors. Colorful anecdotes and practical advice from successful stringers around the world highlight the trials and triumphs of freelancing abroad, enabling you to assess and take control of your career in the competitive world of journalism.”