Professional Options

Print and Electronic Journalism

Print JournalismToday, students earning degrees in our Print and Broadcast Journalism Professional Option find dozens of career paths ahead of them. Besides finding opportunities to work as reporters, editors, sports writers or photojournalists on weekly or daily newspapers and broadcasting stations, our graduates may land their first jobs with PRINT and broadcast news wire services, organizational and professional newsletters, national, regional and local magazines, trade periodicals and print and broadcast world wide web news sites. Many corporations value the skills our department teaches in writing, editing, layout and visual communications.

Where Do SIUE Graduates Work?

Among the many jobs held by our department's print journalism graduates are positions on newspapers such as the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the Alton Telegraph, the Edwardsville Intelligencer, the Kansas City Star, the Belleville News-Democrat, the Fort Lauderdale News-Sun-Sentinel, and the Oakland Press (Calif). Among positions held by SIUE's electronic journalism graduates are Vice President for Hard News and Special Projects at CBS, an ESPN baseball announcer, a sports producer at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles, a general manager at WKBD-TV in San Francisco. SIUE grads literally and figuratively cover the entire St. Louis market at all five television stations that broadcast the news and some have won multiple Emmys.

Media Advertising

Media AdvertisingMedia advertising is all around us. To name a few, ads can always be found on radio, television, newspapers, magazines and other print media, as well as on billboards, the sides of buses and taxis, on T-shirts, caps and lunch boxes, in the movies both before and during the movie, on the World Wide Web and even on the bags you use to carry home your purchases. Our graduates work for ad agencies, for the marketing departments of major corporations, for the sales departments of media organizations and in many other ancillary jobs in the marketing mix. In ad agencies, our graduates are very successful on the creative side as well as excelling as account executives, media specialists and buyers.

Where Do SIUE Graduates Work?

Among the many kinds of jobs held by our graduates are Manager of Marketing Communications for the Anheuser-Busch Companies, sales executive for AT&T in St. Louis, Vice President of Fleischman-Hillard Public Relations in St. Louis, Vice President of Martin Williams Advertising in Minneapolis, President of DM&A Advertising and Marketing in St. Louis, President of Kochan and Company Advertising in St. Louis, General Manager of WQAD-TV in Moline, IL, Vice President of Turec Advertising in St. Louis and Executive Vice President of KETC-TV-9 in St. Louis.

Television & Radio

TV & RadioRecent Television/Radio graduates report that there are many more jobs "out there" than they imagined when they first enrolled at SIUE. Besides finding employment at television and radio stations, our graduates are writing and producing videos for public relations agencies and P.R. clients, working in industrial and corporate communications, serving the video needs of hospitals, schools, colleges and law offices, designing and producing interactive video and audio for world wide web sites. As well, broadcasting graduates have moved into the business of marketing and marketing audio and video equipment, and yes, many graduates still find jobs in radio, BROADCAST and cable television, news production, sales, traffic, operations, and in other departments. The new kind of broadcasting graduate our department produces is a valuable commodity throughout the MassComm job market.

Where Do SIUE Graduates Work?

Our grads include the president of one of the largest St. Louis tv/film production companies, a Hollywood screenwriter/producer, an ESPN baseball announcer, producer-directors, reporters, anchors and news managers at every television station in St. Louis, not to mention our grads in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and elsewhere. There's a director of production at Westwood One Radio Network, head of medical video for a major hospital and a senior digital video animator for a large post production house. Our graduates work in either the production, news, promotion, sales and management departments of every television station in St. Louis.

Corporate & Institutional Media

Corporate and Institutional MediaCorporations and Institutions have learned that they can't do without communication and they come to SIUE to find the specialists they need to communicate with their stockholders, their employees, the public -- in fact, all their "publics," as P.R. practitioners call their audiences. Working in marketing, public relations, corporate media (video, digital, multimedia, web, print, etc.) SIUE's professional communicators deliver the message and the meaning for business, industry, institutions and organizations.

Where Do SIUE Graduates Work?

Among the many positions held by our graduates are the Marketing Communications Manager for the Anheuser-Busch Companies, the Vice President of Fleishman-Hillard Public Relations in St. Louis, Head of the Media Division of the Edward Jones Corp., Public Affairs Director for KMOV-TV in St. Louis, Head of Audio/Video Communication for Missouri Baptist Hospital, vice President for Public Affairs for the National Association of Independent Insurers, Director of Community Relations for the St. Louis University Medical Center, Public Affairs Director of East Texas State University, Public Relations Director and Manager of the Alton Belle Casino, Chief of Staff for an Iowa Congressman, Manager of External Affairs for the Shell Oil Co., Senior Communications Specialist for the General Dynamics Corp. and the head of the global communications department of Coca-Cola Inc.