Career Opportunities for Mass Communication Graduates in Nigeria

Career Opportunities for Mass Communication Graduates in Nigeria


Communication as we used to know it, has changed phenomenally and continues to evolve. Communication technology and media now transcends physical limits and boundaries and graduates of mass communication have it all to do in using their imagination and exploiting the ever expanding career opportunities now made possible.

Career Opportunities for Mass Communication Graduates in Nigeria
Mass Communication is not limited to journalism alone as many would erroneously think. To a great extent mass media is a modern reality which covers all aspects of human life. Moreover, a great change can be observed in the concept of people working in mass media. Careers in Mass Communication can be high paying but also bring in a great deal of job satisfaction and expression of creativity.

The one major challenge that graduates of Mass Communication have to contend with is that unlike what was previously obtainable, people no longer a degree in journalism, mass communication or any other mass media field to compete as the democratisation of media technology and online platforms have totally changed the game.

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Skills and Competencies that You Might Need

As a mass communicator here are a few of the skills you will need to acquire as a foundation to rising as far as you can in any chosen job or career related to the use of mass media but old and new.

  • Verbal/written communication ability
  • Persuasive/Negotiation skills
  • Idea Evaluation
  • Accuracy and Attention to details (these days a little mistake can be amplified by the viral effect of mass media)
  • Research skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Creativity
  • Career Opportunities

Mass media (which is what mass communication works with) has little boundaries. It is used to describe media platforms and channels that can be used for widespread communication and audience engagement. No longer are the radio and TV the major mass media used by mass communicators. The internet and mobile platforms along with all other new media have changed the definition and scope of mass media forever.

For you a graduate of mass communication desperate to know what possible options of lucrative careers you can pursue your imagination is the only limitation you may have. See below a snippet of careers and jobs you can do as a Mass Communication under various Industries;

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  1. Business/Industry
  2. Research analyst
  3. Media Consultant (for business organisations)
  4. Information Analyst
  5. Information specialist
  6. Customer service representative
  7. Content Marketing Specialist
  8. Education
  9. Educational writer
  10. Teacher
  11. Media specialist
  12. Media librarian
  13. Author/Writer
  14. Media/Journalism
  15. Journalism
  16. Reporter
  17. Technical writer
  18. Newspaper editor
  19. Rewrite editor
  20. Critic
  21. News director
  22. Sports director
  23. Proofreader
  24. Columnist
  25. News analyst
  26. Copyright specialist
  27. Historian
  28. Assignment editor
  29. Radio/TV reporter
  30. Videographer
  31. Editor
  32. Biographer
  33. Print coordinator
  34. Video journalist
  35. Government
  36. Lobbyist
  37. Mediator
  38. Copyright specialist
  39. Administrative assistant
  40. Press secretary
  41. Media specialist/analyst
  42. Publishing
  43. Booking agent
  44. Literary agent
  45. Editor
  46. Writer/Contributor
  47. Advertising/Marketing
  48. Media buyer
  49. Designer
  50. Publicity director
  51. Information specialist
  52. Marketing communications trainee
  53. Account management
  54. Graphics & production specialist
  55. Promotion representative

The above are not exhaustive and some of the careers listed above may also require additional professional education or training beyond that received for the Mass Communication degree.

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