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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

Our annual Career Expo is the biggest journalism job fair in the United States and takes place every spring. This year, when Covid-19 struck, we quickly switched gears and held our first Virtual Expo with 232 editors, producers and recruiters from 130 news operations meeting with J-School students. Nearly 2,300 video interviews and phone calls took place, with employers and students connecting from locations around the globe. The results were extremely positive. Both students and employers praised the format as satisfying, productive and efficient.

We welcome news editors, producers, reporters and other hiring managers to interview, mentor and hire the graduating students at Columbia Journalism School. Please join us to spread the word about your company, hire students with cutting-edge skills and identify talent for the future.

This year, we will have students graduating in May and also in August of 2021 and expect to hold virtual Expo events for each cohort. Please join us! 

If you are an employer and would like more information, please contact us or join our mailing list.

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, the following Columbia University Career Development offices may be able to offer assistance with getting the word out about the employment opportunities.

You may consider posting the job description on each of the University's job boards. Click here to access the list.

Recruiting Year Round

Interview Days Employers who would like to interview our students are welcome to schedule a visit to campus or arrange virtual interview sessions. We will provide a meeting location, notify students and assist you in scheduling interviews.

Meet the Media If you'd like to tell students about your company, we host in-person and virtual brown‐bag informational sessions with students all year.

To set up your recruiting efforts, please contact Lauren Mack, Program Manager, Office of Career Development.