10 Resources for Journalism Grads Entering the Job Market

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Congratulations on earning your degree! But now what? NBCU Academy gathered our best lessons to help you prepare for your job search and land your first media job out of school. These career and job search tips will help you fight impostor syndrome and impress your new co-workers. Search for NBCUniversal jobs.

1. So You Didn’t Get Hired After Your Internship. Don’t Fret.

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Learn how one of our Storytellers and other journalists leveraged their skills while job searching.


2. 4 Red Flags to Look for When Applying to a Media Job 

Don’t fall into a trap during your job search. Keep a vigilant eye out for job scams in this competitive job market.

3. Raise the Bar on Your Resume  

Need help sprucing up your resume? Learn top resume tips from a manager at MSNBC and NBC News Talent Acquisition.  

4. How to Dress for Your Job Interview

How should you dress for a journalism job interview? Here are some interview fashion do’s and don’ts, which will help you look your best in person, as well as on paper. 

5. How to Ace Your First Journalism Job Interview

Here are five tips on how to stand out in a crowded field of journalism job applicants.

6. What News Reporters Need in Their Demo Reel

A good reporter demo reel is an accurate representation of a journalist’s work. It can be used to get constructive feedback and to apply for newsroom jobs. Learn what you can include in your reel to grab the attention of hiring managers. 

7. How to Be Better at Networking

Just graduated from a journalism program? Here are NBCU Academy’s top lessons on how to launch your media career.

No matter the size of your new company, you can learn how to network from Day One.

8. Make a Powerful First Impression: Tips for Your Elevator Pitch

Stepping into an elevator with a new co-worker can feel awkward. Instead of accepting the silence, take a moment for self-reflection and plan a good impression. 

9. Your First Entry-Level Job in News

Gain insight from peers who are also starting their media careers and learn what they do at their jobs. 

10. Fundamentals of Journalism Course

Don’t let your classroom knowledge slip away! Brush up on your journalism basics here. 

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