Career Options

Careers for Journalism Majors

  • Managing Editor
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Copy Writer
  • TV Anchor
  • Foreign News Correspondent
  • TV News/Investigative Newspaper Reporter
  • News Blogger/Columnist
  • Freelance Writer
  • Media Relations Specialist
  • News Analyst

Starting Salary*

The typical starting salary for a journalism major is $31,492. The typical salary after 10–19 years is $62,539.

*Note: Salary information is provided for general reference only. APU does not guarantee the accuracy of the figures listed, and cannot predict or promise a specific salary for any graduate. For the most current salary estimates, please visit payscale.com.

Job Titles of People with Journalism Degrees

  • Director of Marketing, The Commercial Appeal (newspaper)
  • Co-Managing Editor, Ebony (magazine)
  • Reporter, The New York Times (newspaper)
  • Copy Editor, The Columbus Dispatch (newspaper)
  • Digital Content Strategy Manager, Penton Media
  • Articles Editor, FastCompany (magazine)
  • Internal Communications Consultant, Fleishman-Hillard
  • Director of Publicity and News, Selig Multimedia, Inc.
  • Investigative Reporter, San Diego Union-Tribune (newspaper)
  • Associate Editor, Allure (magazine)
Note: This information is current for the 2014-15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.