Careers in Journalism - Journalism refers to the occupation which includes reporting, printing and publishing information. Not just this, but Journalistic media consist of radio, television, the internet and so much more. Journalism is one of the most interesting choices when it comes to career. There is a variety of career options which Journalism offers along with a great salary and exposure. Careers in journalism will expose you to designations such as copywriter, content creator, social media specialist, journalist and the list goes on. You should definitely know more about this exciting career option. Careers360 is providing a list of top careers in Journalism along with the skills required, eligibility, top recruiting companies and expected salary.

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Top 10 Careers in Journalism 2020


Skills Required


Expected Salary


  • Ability to convey information

  • Excellent reporting skills

  • Gather and write news

  • Conduct interviews

Bachelor or Post graduation in Journalism

1.8 lakh PA


  • English Language skills

  • An eye for detail

  • Good vocabulary

  • Creativity

A degree in English, Journalism or Marketing

2.5 lakh PA

Social Media Specialist

  • Community Management

  • Understanding SEO

  • Trend awareness

Bachelor degree in Marketing, Public Relations or similar

4 lakh PA

Content Creator

  • Writing skills

  • Time management skill

  • Research skill

Bachelor degree in any discipline

2.1 lakh PA


  • Interaction skill

  • Marketing skill

  • Networking

  • SEO

  • Excellent writing skills

Preferably Bachelors in English, writing or communications

Around 2.5 lakh PA

Public Relations Specialist

  • Creativity

  • Multimedia skills

  • Good writing skills

  • Understanding of social media

Preferably Bachelors degree in Journalism

2.85 lakh PA

Magazine Journalist

  • Interpersonal skills

  • IT skills

  • Proofreading skills

  • Complying with industry guidelines

Preferably Bachelors in Journalism

2.5 lakh PA

Market researcher

  • Excellent research skills

  • Analytical skills

  • Communication skills

Preferably Bachelors degree in Market research

3.5 lakh PA


  • Cultural Intelligence

  • Observation

  • Time management

  • Excellent writing skill

A degree or diploma in a respective language

2.65 lakh PA

Press sub-editor

  • Attention to detail

  • Excellent oral and written communications

  • Good grammar

  • Determination

Bachelors in English, Journalism or media studies

3.5 lakh PA

Note: The expected salary figure mentioned above can be changed as per the experience and skill of a person. Also, the listed career options are not arranged as per the priority basis and are randomly placed for the information purpose only.

  1. Reporter

A reporter is the one who collects, distributes or writes the news or the current information with complete authenticity without sugarcoating it. Interestingly, a journalist’s work is called Journalism. In addition to this, a journalist can work on several issues or specialize in certain issues. Journalists usually associate and work with several news channels. It is one of the most chosen careers in journalism. Go through some of the top recruiting companies of the same below.

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Top Recruiting Companies

  • Times of India Group

  • Zee TV Network

  • NDTV Network

  • Hindustan Times Group of Publication

  • Viacom

  1. Copywriter

A copywriter is the one who gets paid for writing a copy. This copy is used for the marketing of products or services. It is one of the greatest career options in today’s era. If a person has a flair of writing creatively. He/She can choose copywriting or content writing as their career option as a decent amount of money is paid in this field. With experience, a person can earn very well in this field.

Top Recruiting Companies:


  • DDB Mudra

  • Dentsu Communications Pvt. Ltd.

  • FCB Advertising Agency

  • Group M

  1. Social Media Specialist

Several companies recruit a social media specialist for branding, promoting and increasing brand awareness. The social media specialist is one of the top careers in Journalism. Therefore, a social media specialist takes care of the popularity of the brand on social media and works for increasing the brand value.

Top Recruiting Companies

  • PageTraffic

  • ROI Minds

  • SocialPulsar Inc

  • ShootOrder


  1. Content Creator

The content creator is the one who creates content especially for any digital media firm which can be in any medium such as - speech, writing or any form of art. Types of content creation can be - maintaining and updating websites, article writing, blogging, etc.

Top Recruiting Companies

  • Webchutney

  • Pinstorm

  • WatConsult

  • Intellemo

  • Gozoop

  1. Blogger

A professional blogger is the one who earns for writing blogs. A person can start their own blog in whichever genre they want and build their own audience and earn out of it. This field exposes the professionals to new opportunities and offers a great package as well.

  1. Public Relations Specialist

A public relation specialist deals with the press releases and prepares reports for the media. Responding to info. requests from the media, helping to maintain the organization’s corporate image and arranging interviews are also a part of a PR specialist’s job.

Top Recruiting Companies

  • Text 100

  • Perfect Relations

  • Ad Factors

  • Ogilvy PR

  • Edelman

  1. Magazine Journalist

A magazine journalist is the one who researches, edit and writes stories, articles or features for magazines, corporate publications or journals. They can also work as a freelancer for several magazines. It is one of the most interesting careers in journalism.

Top Recruiting Companies

  • Indian Express Group

  • Bennett Coleman & Co.LTD. ( TIMES GROUP)

  • India Today Group

  • HT Media LTD.

  • Hindu Grou

  1. Market Researcher

Market research analyst is the person responsible for gathering and analysing data on consumers and competitors. They study market conditions to know the potential sale of a product or service. The market researcher also helps companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.

  • Deloitte

  • Frost and Sullivan

  • McKinsey

  • TNS

  • Gartner

  1. Translator

A translator is the one who translates texts or audio in one language or more. Their core duties lie in the responsibility that the context, meaning or perspective of the text which is translated should not be changed. The essence of the original document must be the same. This field needs cultural intelligence, observation, computer skills, etc. Also, this is one of the highest paying jobs in Journalism. Find a list of top companies which recruit translators.

Top Recruiting Companies

  • Tridindia IT Translation Services

  • Lisan India

  • Translingua Global (TGC)

  • Straker

  • Text Master

  1. Press Sub-editor

Press sub-editors can be understood as journalists or designers who are responsible for overseeing the content, layout and design and accuracy of newspaper, magazine articles and making sure that they are done in the right way.

Top Recruiting Companies

  • Times Of India

  • Indian Express Group

  • Hindu Group

  • Bennett Coleman & Co.LTD. ( TIMES GROUP)

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - Careers in Journalism

Question: What is the starting package offered after the completion of the bachelor’s degree in journalism?


As a fresher, you can expect a starting salary ranging from 2 - 2.5 lakh PA.

Question: Can I apply for diploma courses in journalism after Class 12?


Yes, few colleges offer several diploma courses in journalism right after Class 12.

Question: How many types of Journalism are there?


There are five types of journalism as per different journalistic forms and styles: investigative, news, reviews, columns and feature writing.

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