Columbia Journalism School
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  • Students interview with The Street, Huffington Post and Frontline at the 2015 Career Expo.
  • Interview tables at the 2015 Career Expo.
  • A student interviews with Fortune magazine.
  • Dean Steve Coll addresses the crowd at the 2015 Career Expo.
  • A student explains a video to Time magazine editor.
  • The 2015 Career Expo, the largest journalism job fair in the world.
  • Recruiters from Gannett conduct interviews.
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  • Students interview with The Street, Huffington Post and Frontline at the 2015 Career Expo.

Career Services

WELCOME TO CAREER SERVICES.  Our mission is to support our students and alumni in the planning and development of their journalism careers and to connect them with news employers who are seeking to hire journalists with strong reporting, writing and cutting-edge digital, multi-media and data skills. We offer many services that make our students competitive, including individual career counseling, extensive online resources and a full calendar of  career related events, discussions and recruiter visits.

We are located in the Journalism School Fiona and Alex Kirk Career Services Suite on the mezzanine of the Toni Stabile Student Center (just off the lobby) and are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS: To see where our students land, see the Employment Profile.

JOURNALISM EMPLOYERS:  PLEASE SAVE THE DATE for Career Expo 2016--Saturday April 2nd.


To make an appointment with Career Services please visit this website for instructions. Consult  guide on Resumes section of the website.

Upcoming Events:

FASPE Information Session. Wednesday, December 2, 2015, Noon. Come hear about 12-day international early summer journalism program in Europe. The fellowships includes all-expenses-paid travel to Germany and Poland where fellows learn about ethics in journalism. Pizza lunch available; RSVP via Eventbrite by Monday, November 30, 2015 

BEATS AND MARKETS: HOW TO BREAK INTO MAGAZINE JOURNALISM AND LONG-FORM NARRATIVE WRITING, with Prof. Stephen Fried. Tues. Dec. 8 from 12:30 - 2 p.m. in room 601B
Prof. Fried will reprise his annual talk on how to get a job writing long-form narrative: "Breaking into and surviving in magazines, alt-weeklies, ambitious online and reported books of all sorts." Stephen Fried is an award-winning investigative journalist and editor, and the bestselling author of six nonfiction books: most recently, with Patrick Kennedy, A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction (currently #1 on the NYTimes Health Bestseller List); Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West—One Meal at a Time (a Times bestseller which was also the subject of a PBS documentary); Thing of Beauty: The Tragedy of Supermodel Gia (which inspired the HBO movie “Gia” with Angelina Jolie); Bitter Pills: Inside the Hazardous World of Legal Drugs (which triggered an FDA inquiry into antibiotic safety); The New Rabbi; and the essay collection Husbandry. Fried has taught magazine writing since 2003 (he is off this spring, working on his upcoming biography of Dr. Benjamin Rush, the founding father of American medicine, for Crown.) He began his career as a writer for a small Long Island alt-weekly, Good Times, and then at Philadelphia magazine—where he was later editor-in-chief—and has since been a contract writer at Vanity Fair and Glamour, a monthly columnist at GQ and Ladies’ Home Journal, and a regular contributor to The Washington Post Magazine, Rolling Stone and others. He has won two National Magazine Awards, and is a popular editorial consultant and lecturer.Arrive early for a seat - this popular session is fills up quickly.

MEET THE MEDIA: Nautilus Magazine. Thurs. Dec. 10 from 1:15 - 2:30 p.m., 601B. J-'13 grad Yvonne Bang, assistant editor and video manager at Nautilus, will be in to talk about Nautilus, one of the most successful and beautiful magazines to launch in recent years. Nautilus covers science and has won some awards. Yvonne started as an intern, as did the other J-School alums currently on staff. 

Quick Links

Internships/Fellowships: Students, check the Deadlines Calendar early and often. 

Listen to recordings from recent Career Services events here.

JobNews Quick Tips: Please click here.


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