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Employers

Let us help you find the best journalist for the job. 

Whether you’re looking for newcomers to the profession or for seasoned professionals, the Office of Career Development has many ways to connect you to current students and graduates around the world. We are eager to hear about opportunities in your newsrooms throughout the year. We have an excellent pool of candidates for staff jobs, paid internships, fellowships, freelance and part‐time positions.

Career Expo

The 2020 Career Expo will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Roone Arledge Auditorium in Alfred Lerner Hall on Columbia University's Morningside Campus, 115th Street and Broadway, New York City. Our annual Career Expo is the largest journalism job fair in the country and takes place every spring. We welcome news editors, producers, reporters and other hiring managers interview, mentor and hire the graduating students at Columbia's Journalism School. Please join us to spread the word about your company, hire students with cutting-edge skills and identify talent for the future.

To learn about the Expo please visit Career Expo Information for Employers.

Questions? Please contact Program Manager Lauren Mack.

Looking to Hire? Use JobNews

JobNews, our password-protected job board, is updated daily and is offered as a no‐fee courtesy to media employers. We encourage you to open an account and post jobs, paid internships and freelance positions to reach our current students and alumni of every experience level and skill set. Questions? Contact us for more information.

Internships

Students enrolled in our part‐time program frequently do internships while at the Journalism School. Only a few students in our full‐time degree programs are able to manage internships and the time they can commit is very limited. The Journalism School does not offer academic credit for internships.

If you have an internship to fill, please post on JobNews and provide a full description of the scope of work and hours required. The Office of Career Development will not post openings that are primarily administrative and are not news gathering in nature. Internships must comply with U.S. Department of Labor regulations.

The Journalism School reserves the right to refuse publication of any job notices. We do not accept listings for marketing or public relations internships, or from non‐news media companies seeking candidates for positions unrelated to journalism. We do not accept blind postings.

If you're seeking candidates with broader interests, visit Columbia University's Center for Career Education or Barnard College's job listing service.

On-Campus Recruiting Year Round

Interview Days Employers who would like to interview our students are welcome to schedule a visit to campus in late fall or early spring. We will provide a meeting room, notify students and assist you in scheduling interviews.

Meet the Media If you'd like to visit the Journalism School to tell students about your company, we host brown‐bag informational sessions with students all year.

To set up your visit to campus, please contact Lauren Mack.