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Reinhardt Career and Professional Development Services

Reinhardt University offers a
Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Media Writing. This degree prepares students for professional writing careers in today's convergent global media environment. Graduates are poised to enter a writing of communication career or to pursue graduate study.

 

Are You Ready To...

• Write and design web pages for a nonprofit organization
• Create newsletters and corporate publications
• Write scripts for radio or television shows
• Write features stories for a
magazine
• Write breaking news stories for
a newspaper or online news
organization
• Juggle multiple projects and tasks

 

 

It Helps To Be...

• Personable
• Culturally competent
• Proficient at research
• A good listener and observer
• Attentive to detail
• Able to work well on a team

 

Work Environment

Most people work in an office, home, or any other environment where they have access to a computer. Many can set their own hours as freelance writers, but most work part-time or full-time.

 

 

Knowledge Base

In addition to skills in writing,
visual design and oral communication, students gain a broad base of knowledge in interpersonal and intercultural communication, critical theory, ethics and research methods.

 

Employment Websites

Society of American
Travel Writers


Newspaper Association
of America


Association for Education
in Journalism


American Society of
Newspaper Editors


National Association
of Broadcasters


American Society of
Journalists and Authors

What Can I Do with A Degree in Media Writing?

Is writing your passion? Have you always dreamed of using your
writing talents as a journalist or a screenwriter, writing advertising/ PR copy, training manuals, or press releases? The Media Writing concentration will prepare for a writing career in the 21st century integrated multimedia environment. You will learn highly-valued professional writing and design skills for public relations and advertising campaigns, the internet, magazines, newspapers, technical publications, broadcasting, and the big screen.

Related Careers

Click the job titles below for further information

Assignment Editor

Associate News
Director

Assistant Editor

Author

Bureau Chief

Bureau Reporter

City Editor

Columnist

Communications
Coordinator

Copy Editor

Correspondent

Critic

Editorial Writer

Editorial Assistant

External Publications
Editor

General Assignment Reporter

Greeting Card
Writer

Government Affairs
Specialist

Journalist

Lyricist/Jingle
Writer

Managing Editor

News Director

News Editor

News Writer

Playwright

Production Assistant

Publications Editor

Researcher

Scriptwriter/Screenwriter

Section Editor

Speech Writer

Syndicated Columnist

Techical Editor

Technical Writer

Television Reporter

Wire Editor

Potential Employers

Click the links below for further information

Advertising Agencies

Health Orgaizations

News Agencies

Book Publishers

Hospitals

Newspapers

Cable Telelvision

Labor Unions

Professional Associations

Community Art
Centers

Libraries/Museums

Public Relations
Firms

Community Organizations

Magazines

Radio Stations

Education Organizations

Management/Consulting Firms

Retail Stores

Entertainment
Firms

Manufacturing
Firms

Telecommunications
Firms

Financial Institutions

Market Research
Companies

Television Stations

Foundations

Cultural Affairs

National Endowment
for Humanities

Small Business
Administration

Dept. of Labor

U.S. Information
Agency

National Science
Foundation

Voice of America

National Archives

National Telecommunications
and Information Administration

Strategies

• Visit the Career & Professional Development Services department
in the Hasty Student Life Building and explore your career and intern potentials through CCN, FOCUS and CANDID Careers/Perfect Interview programs
• Build a portfolio of writing samples

Campus Contacts

Dr. Brian O'Loughlin
Communication Program Coordinator
Office: 770-720-5563
BJO@reinhardt.edu

Dr. Pam Wilson
Associate Professor of Communication
Office: 770-720-5578
PSW@reinhardt.edu

Career FairFor more information

Peggy Collins Feehery
Director of Career and Professional Development Services
Hasty Student Life Center, Room 301
Office: (770) 720-5548
Fax: (770) 720-9105
career-services@reinhardt.edu

Career Services Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Office of Career Services recognizes the need for confidentiality so an individual feels free to explore concerns, formulate plans, make decisions and initiate appropriate actions. All concerns expressed to the Career Consultant shall remain confidential.