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Careers in Communication

Below are examples of the types of careers and workplaces available to students in the B.S. in Communication (which has major concentrations in advertising, digital video production, multimedia journalism, and public relations) and the B.A. in Communication Studies. Students should visit the Career Services Center in the COAS office of Academic Advising for additional support. Schedule an appointment with a faculty member if you have specific questions about a particular field, internship and career opportunities.

Careers Opportunities for B.S. in Communication graduates

Advertising

  • Account Executive
  • Account Planner
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Advertising Sales Representative
  • Creative Director
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Marketing Researcher
  • Media Planner
  • Production Manager
  • Social Media Coordinator/Manager

Program of Study - Advertising 

 

School of Communication alumni in advertising

Kari Davidson video

Kari Davidson is a client partnership manager at Adjective and Co. in Jacksonville Beach. Kari graduated UNF in 2018 with a degree in advertising. Emily Gibbs met with Kari Davidson in Jacksonville (video link).

 

Liz Norton video

Liz Norton is a creative manager at Prime6 Brands in Cologne, Germany. Liz graduated from UNF in 2018. Kasey Batchelor interviewed Liz via Zoom (video link).

 

Digital Video Production

  • Cinematographer  

  • Commercial Director  
  • Corporate Video Director  
  • Documentary Filmmaker  
  • Music Video Director  
  • Script Writer  
  • Social Media Content Creator  
  • Videographer  
  • Video Director  
  • Video Editor  
  • Wedding Videographer  

Program of Study - Digital Video Production  


School of Communication alumni in digital video production  

Luiza Motta video

Luiza Motta owns a video production business and is a videographer at UNF. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication with a focus in video production in 2016. She is also a graduate of our master’s degree in communication management. Lauren Connell spoke with Luiza at UNF (video link).

 

Fouad Zabaneh video

Fouad Zabaneh is a multi-platform producer at WJXT (Channel 4) in Jacksonville. He graduated from UNF in 2020 with a major in TV production. In this video produced by a UNF student Kathy Pham, Fouad talks about his typical day at work at Channel 4 (video link).

 

Multimedia Journalism 

  • Columnist 
  • Content Creator 
  • Digital Journalist 
  • Editor 
  • Editorial Assistant 
  • Investigative journalist
  • News Director
  • Reporter and Correspondent
  • Sports Reporter
  • Videographer
  • Video Director
  • Video Editor

Program of Study - Multimedia Journalism    

  

School of Communication alumni in multimedia journalism

Henna Bakshi video

Henna Bakshi is a writer and producer for HLN and CNN. She graduated from UNF in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in communication and a concentration in multimedia journalism and production. In this video, she explains what her job entails and what a day in her role looks like. Lauren Sapp interviewed Henna Bakshi via Zoom. B-roll is courtesy of Henna Bakshi (video link). 

 

Brooks Baptiste video

Brooks Baptiste, class of 2017, works in Atlanta as a multimedia journalist and anchor for the morning TV show at CBS46. Brooks majored in multimedia journalism at UNF. He started his TV career here in Jacksonville at First Coast News while still in school. Brooks worked as an associate producer at first, and then he quickly moved to become an anchor and reporter. Jacksonville residents might still remember his popular TV segment “The Buzz” on Good Morning Jacksonville. Magduline Bakor interviewed Brooks Baptiste via Zoom. B-roll is courtesy of Brooks Baptiste (video link).

 

Robert Davis video

Journalism grad Robert Davis talks about his work as a senior product editor at The Washington Post. Robert graduated UNF in 2002. Serena Legg interviewed Robert via Zoom (video link).

 

Public Relations

  • Content creator
  • Development Coordinator
  • Event Coordinator
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Press Secretary
  • P.R. account manager or executive
  • Public Affairs or Governmental Affairs Specialist
  • Public Information Officer
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Social Media Manager  
  • Spokesperson

Program of Study - Public Relations 

 

School of Communication alumni in public relations

Paola Lorenzo video

Paola Lorenzo is a media specialist at the City of Jacksonville Division of Sports and Entertainment. Paola graduated from the School of Communication in 2018 with a major concentration in public relations. Michelle Kidder interviewed Paola (video link).

 

Katie Connors video

Katie Connors is the director of marketing and public relations for Nelson and Associates Insurance in Fernandina Beach. From marketing, public relations and social media to planning community events, Katie exceeds in it all. Emma Giusti interviewed Katie Connors in Fernandina Beach (video link).

 

Typical Employers & Work Settings for B.S. in Communication graduates

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Corporations
  • Educational Institutions
  • Film Companies
  • Gaming Industry
  • Hospitals
  • Human Resources
  • Internet Companies
  • Literary Agencies
  • Magazine Companies
  • Marketing Firm Publications
  • Newspapers
  • News Websites
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Private Consulting Firms
  • Professional Journals
  • Production Companies
  • Promotions Departments
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Radio Stations
  • Recording Industries
  • Research Laboratories
  • Self-employed
  • Social Media Companies
  • Theaters
  • TV Stations

Careers Opportunities for B.A. in Communication Studies graduates

  • Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
  • Buyers and Purchasing Agents
  • Career Service Associates
  • Compensation and Benefits Managers
  • Education Administrators
  • Fundraisers
  • General and Operations Managers
  • Human Resource Specialists
  • Loan Officers
  • Property, Real Estate and Community Association Managers
  • Residential Advisors
  • Sales Agents
  • Social and Community Service Managers
  • Training and Development Specialists

Typical Employers & Work Settings for B.A. in Communication Studies graduates

Graduates in the B.A in Communication Studies are equipped to pursue entry and/or supervisory positions in the public, private, non-profit, and governmental sectors in which critical thinking, research methods and effective communication skills are required. Communication Studies graduates often get jobs that involve solving communication problems, implementing communication training, managing the internal communication of organizations, and making professional presentations. Communication Studies graduates also often enter graduate programs in communication, law, or the social sciences.