Alumni job statistics

The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications prepares graduates for a wide range of jobs in the communications industry. Journalism graduates gain transferable skills in writing and communicating that are sought after in not only in news, communications, advertising, marketing and public relations but are essential in other fields as well. The following is an employment snapshot of our recent graduates and alumni.

10 job titles of class of 2019*

  • Account executive
  • Digital presentation editor
  • Executive sales assistant
  • Multimedia journalist
  • Producer
  • Proposal writer
  • Public relations account assistant
  • Social media strategist
  • Sports reporter
  • TV news reporter

100 job titles of our alumni

  • Account analyst
  • Account executive
  • Account manager
  • Acquisition marketing specialist
  • Art director
  • Asia-Pacific correspondent
  • Assistant athletic director
  • Associate director of development
  • Athletic communications assistant
  • Blogger
  • Brand manager
  • Business owner
  • Campaign specialist
  • Chief network officer
  • Chief of staff
  • Client engagement manager
  • Client relationship manager
  • Client strategist
  • Commercial real estate reporter
  • Communications and outreach coordinator
  • Communications project manager
  • Content editor
  • Copy editor
  • Creative director
  • Creative content strategist
  • Customer service specialist
  • Development director
  • Digital consultant
  • Digital marketing specialist
  • Digital media training specialist
  • Director of client insights
  • Director of external affairs
  • Director of global corporate communications
  • Director for news and media relations
  • Director of public relations
  • Director of strategic communications
  • Editor
  • Esports reporter
  • Event planner
  • Fundraising associate
  • Government reporter
  • Graphic designer
  • Higher education reporter
  • Human resources specialist
  • Insights and analytics consultant
  • Integrated sales manager
  • Internal communication associate
  • Lead post production editor
  • Lifestyle editor
  • Managing director of data, analytics and reporting
  • Managing editor
  • Marketing contractor
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Marketing strategist
  • Master control operator
  • Media buyer
  • Media relations specialist
  • Meteorologist
  • Multicultural marketing manager
  • Multimedia reporter
  • National sales support and market development director
  • NBA writer
  • News anchor
  • News reporter
  • NFL beat reporter
  • Page designer
  • Photojournalist
  • Play-by-play announcer
  • Producer
  • Project manager
  • Proposal writer
  • Publications director
  • Public information officer
  • Public safety reporter
  • Radio talk show host
  • Researcher
  • Recruiter
  • Reporter
  • Sales associate
  • Sales and pricing analyst
  • Search engine marketing specialist
  • Senior brand manager
  • Senior global customer success program lead
  • Senior researcher
  • Senior software engineer
  • Senior talent manager
  • Senior trial attorney
  • Senior UX designer
  • Social media manager
  • Sports director
  • Sports reporter
  • Strategy and insights director
  • Talent acquisition consultant
  • Technology solutions analyst
  • Tourism communications manager
  • Vice president of corporate communications
  • Vice president of digital media and emerging technology
  • Vice president of international consumer programs
  • Vice president of partnerships and events
  • Video production specialist
  • White House correspondent
  • Writer

Some of the places our alumni work

  • Amazon
  • Barkley
  • Disney
  • ESPN
  • Garmin
  • Google
  • Hallmark
  • Microsoft
  • National Geographic
  • New York Times
  • Sprint
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Yahoo!

Salaries for of class of 2019*

  • $20,000-$29,000: 2.9%
  • $30,000-$39,000: 41.2%
  • $40,000-$49,000: 35.3%
  • $50,000-plus: 20.6%

Top cities*

  • Kansas City area
  • Chicago
  • Denver
  • Minneapolis
  • New York City

On the job*

  • 81% employment within six months
  • 82% have at least one internship while in college

*Information is based on the responses collected from a survey sent in November to all graduates six months after the May 2019 commencement ceremony.


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