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  • Careers In Mass Media sweta singh Programme Coordinator (TV Journalism) Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication Institutional Area, Sector-8, Dwarka, New Delhi -110075. Ph: +91-11-25364523 Fax: +91-11-25367821 email:swetasingh2000@gmail.com
  • Conventional Career Options
    • Medical
    • Engineering
    • Civil Services
    • Banking
    • Information Technology
    • and some others…
  • Mass Communication
    • A broader field that includes journalism:
    • Expanding and Mushrooming News and Entertainment Channels
    • The wider spectrum includes:
      • Films
      • Radio
      • Television
      • Newspapers/Magazine
      • Internet
  • Journalism
    • A relatively different career option provides:
      • Creative satisfaction - a subjective phenomenon
      • Provides opportunities to meet interesting people
      • Opportunities to visit all kinds of places
      • Decent income
      • Recognition for what one does
      • A position to influence things – bring about small differences in the lives of the people through stories
    • Some facts:
    • Because of proliferation of mass media in India, there is a shortage of trained hands to do the required jobs.
    • The electronic and digital revolution and the consequent communication revolution is certainly a fact of life in the 21 st century.
    • In this age of information revolution, mass media has assumed significant importance
  • Types of job
    • Journalism
    • Advertising
    • Public Relations
    • Development Communication
    • Book Publishing
    • Photography
    • Documentary Films
    • and others…
    • depends on how you handle the contents
  • Institutions
    • Post Graduate Courses:
    • Film and Television Institute of India, Pune,
    • Indian Institute of Mass Communication. New Delhi
    • Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia, New Delhi
    • Satyajit Ray Institute of Films Studies, Kolkata
    • Asian College of Journalism, Chennai
    • Mudra Institute of Communication and Advertising, MICA, Ahmedabad
    • Xaviers Institute of Communication, Mumbai
  • Institutions
    • Under graduate courses:
    • Almost every university in India is offering a degree course through its affiliated colleges
    • Delhi University Colleges
    • Patna Women’s College and J D Women’s College.
    • Distance Learning Programmes offered by IGNOU.
    • Most of these courses provide a must internship which exposes you to the field jobs in the areas of your choice.
  • Judging an Institution
    • When looking for admission:
    • Judge a college by the competence of its faculty members
    • Infrastructure for practical productions
    • Fee charged.
  • Job Titles Traffic Manager Personnel Recruiter Consumer Advocate Tour Guide  Media Production Assistant  Film/TV Director Commentator Technical Writer  Media Buyer  Entertainment Agent  Columnist  Station Programmer  Market Researcher  Editor Circulation Directorons  Screen/Script Writer  Lobbyist  Disc Jockey  Camera Operator Sales Representative  Librarian Customer Relations Rep.  Biographer  Radio/TV Newscaster  Journalist  Critic Audio-visual Consultant  Public Relations Specialist  Human Resource Adminstr.  Corporate Trainer Correspondent Advertising Acct. Exec.  Public Information Officer  Fundraiser Copy Writer Advertising Director Photographer  Foreign Service Officer Convention Organizer Admissions Counselor
  • Prospective Employers Television Stations Libraries/Museums Telecommunications Firms Labor Unions Retail Stores  Hospitals  Radio Stations Health Organizations Public Relations Firms  Financial Institutions Professional Associations Entertainment Firms  Newspapers Educational Organizations Manufacturing Firms  Community Organizations Management/Consulting Firms  Book Publishers Magazines  Advertising Agencies Private and Non-profit Organizations
  • Prospective Employers
    • One can also join government organizations and public sector companies.
    • Word of caution: Media in India is still an unorganized employer so each one faces Individual situation
    • It is also exploitative at times
    • Once understood the rules of the game, no limitation for growth
    • With about seven years experience - Salary may vary from one Lakh per month to just 10,000 or so with say six months after passing out from the colleges.
  • What is required?
    • Must be able to demonstrate confidence in your hands on skills
    • Be hard working
    • Be prepared to work beyond 9 to 5 shifts
    • Incase you need to find out more about these areas, luckily you have internet access and you can easily go to Google and find out more.
  • For further help
    • http://www.webindia123.com
    • http://www.campusmatters.com
    • http://www.timesjobs.com/
    • And incase you need any further guidance; do feel free to contact [email_address]
    • thank you.
    • sweta singh
    • Programme Coordinator (TV Journalism)
    • Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication
    • Institutional Area, Sector-8,
    • Dwarka, New Delhi -110075.
    • Ph: +91-11-25364523
    • Fax: +91-11-25367821
    • email:swetasigh2000@gmail.com