What Can I Do with a Degree in Communication?

Communication student
Communication student

An Interesting Degree Can Lead to Many Interesting Job Opportunities, Are you thinking of getting or in the process of getting a degree in Communication? Fortunately, students who graduate with a degree in Communication have more career options


15 CAREERS FOR Communication MAJORS.

1. Executive Producer: are in charge of overseeing production activities and collaborating with content producers in their company. They are responsible for selecting content and coordinating with production and engineering teams to make sure all production activities are completed correctly and on time.

2. Social Media Director: Companies and organizations use social media directors to help build brand loyalty, from a customer service strategy, and assist with building a larger market share and brand awareness. The social media director normally interacts with marketing, customer service, sales, and branding managers to help form a consistent and effective strategy that uses social media to help these departments execute their respective goals.

3. Director of Public Relations (PR): Directors of public relations (PR) are generally responsible for overseeing their organization’s external – and, often, internal – communications. They create marketing strategies, help build relationships with external partners, and develop ways to promote a positive public image of their organization. Directors of public relations often manage a team that includes other PR professionals. They develop an overall departmental strategy and oversee its implementation, developing changes and additions as needed.

4. Public Relations (PR) Director: The public relations (PR) director is responsible for maintaining the public image of their organization, which includes protecting their organization’s reputation. This director works with the media on a variety of news items, attempting to present a positive image of their organization at all times.They are responsible for writing and/or editing news releases, creating and distributing media kits, organizing public events, developing branding initiatives, and planning company fundraisers. Public relations directors work in many different industries and institutions, including hospitals, universities, corporations, construction firms, and law firms.

5. Marketing Communications Director: Marketing communications directors are responsible for directing marketing and communication activities for their organizations, as well as leading a department to reach all goals in a timely manner. These directors work in an office environment and use a personal computer to review marketing reports and communication materials and create strategies to compete at a high level with other organizations. They are typically responsible for approving marketing programs and modifying requirements for communications, and strong interpersonal skills and the ability to multitask on projects are important in this position

6. Vice Presidents (VP) of Marketing: are highly-placed executives or board-level directors within a company who are responsible for determining strategies to improve or maintain the market-shares for the goods or services sold. This involves setting strategies in many areas concerned with the presentation of company assets and products, from branding to advertising and even pricing and discount structures. The marketing VP will typically have a department dedicated to researching and providing useful analytical data on the effectiveness of current marketing, as well as ideas for future product development.

7. Director of Communications: are responsible for the communicating a positive image of a company to the public. They often advise executives on public relations and how to effectively communicate the company’s message. Communications directors can work in any field, including nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Communications directors are the spokespeople for the company. They manage media relations and often are the primary point of contact for journalists. They create press releases and organize press conferences

8. Corporate Communications Manager: are in charge of managing their company’s communications efforts. They are responsible for reviewing and approving company statements, as well as participating in drafting corporate communications. These managers also manage public relations initiatives and develop partnerships with other agencies to further both organizations’ objectives. Their main duties include handling media inquiries, overseeing organizational social media efforts, and ensuring the company is up to date with current marketing trends. They also develop content for campaigns, create press releases, and help simplify complex technical topics for consumer audiences.

9. Communications Director: work in a variety of fields, including private corporations, government agencies, non-profit organizations and more. They oversee the information and communication that comes from their companies and how the companies’ messages are delivered to the public. Communications directors are also responsible for managing their companies’ media and public relations. They are their companies’ spokespeople and work to develop and implement plans for communicating their companies’ main goals. They may hold press conferences, write up press releases, respond to journalists and reporters from TV and print media, and more.

10. Content Marketing Manager: are responsible for overseeing a company’s content strategies and implementing comprehensive content-delivery plans, including print, video, audio, and other forms of content. They may work on websites, blogs posts, social media, and other outlets, and work closely with marketing and sales teams to define the effective content and content delivery. Their ultimate goal is to find effective mechanisms to drive customer demands for their products and brands, and they must ensure that projects are completed within given deadlines.

11. Advertising Broadcast Producer: helps create commercials and public service announcements that television and radio stations will broadcast. The producer is typically in charge of most of what goes on behind the scenes in creating these spots, with the amount of responsibility delegated to this position depending on the position and size of the media outlet. In smaller outlets, the producer may help write and edit copy, set up and record all audio and visual pieces, edit them, complete post-production work on levels, and add screen graphics. Larger media outlets may have dedicated employees to take perform some of these tasks, but it is still likely that the broadcast producer will play some part in each of those aspects as the overall manager of the project.

12. Senior Copywriter: works in a company to generate original written content, usually to advertise, promote, or educated a consumer base about that organization’s goods or services. Normally, this position exists inside an established creative department, and the copywriter generates written promotional copy to be used in advertisements across a variety of media. The copywriter may work at an outside advertising agency that requires constant original copy generation across a variety of fields for different clients.

13. Social Media Strategist: holds a marketing position, generally within a medium- or a large-sized company. They create social media marketing strategies that are carried out on platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and Twitter. The social media strategist must develop promotions to gain new customers and retain current customers, which requires creating regular posts for various platforms and (often) interacting with customers in a professional manner on those platforms

14. Public Relations (PR) Manager: is a position sought after by various companies in many industries, which range from hotels to food manufacturing? Most companies are seeking an applicant with a bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, or a similar discipline. The ideal applicant should have at least five years of experience, in addition to having a few years of relevant experience. The public relations manager will not be doing an extensive amount of travelling, but there is the possibility that some companies will include minor travelling for training or event attendance.

15. Account Supervisor: merges customer service and marketing skills. They make sure that each client account receives the best or most appropriate products for his or her situation. They must also ensure clients are offered new options, services, and promotions as they become available; on an overall basis, they must also make sure that all options offered – and the company – are represented in a positive light to clients.