Career Expo: Info for 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.
Recruiting all year
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.
Career Expo: Meet our students at our virtual journalism job fair. Learn more about the Career Expo.
Post jobs: Post and promote your newsroom opportunities for free on 12twenty, our password-protected job platform, accessible by our current students and alumni.
To set up your recruiting efforts, please contact Anusha Shrivastava, associate dean, Office of Career Development.
The annual spring Career Expo is open exclusively to graduating students at Columbia Journalism School. The Career Expo showcases a wide range of news organizations, from legacy media to digital startups. Newsrooms from across the nation and globe participate to meet our students. Columbia students are trained in reporting, writing, video, photo, audio, data visualizations and investigative techniques. Many of our grads also gain subject expertise in business and economics, politics and global affairs, science, and arts and culture reporting.
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, March 23, 2024. Check back soon for the registration link.
Click here to see who attended the 2023 Career Expo.
Students in our part‐time M.S. program frequently undertake internships while enrolled at the Journalism School. Only a few students in our full‐time degree programs are able to manage internships during the school year, 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 12twenty 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.
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.
- Columbia University Center for Career Education
- Barnard College | Beyond Barnard
- Columbia Business School | Career Management Center
- Columbia Law School | Office of Career Services
- Graduate School of Arts and Sciences | GSAS Compass
- Mailman School of Public Health
- School of International and Public Affairs | SIPAlink
- School of Professional Studies | Career Design Lab
- School of Social Work | Career Connect
- Teachers College | TC Next
Meet Our Students
Whether you have jobs, internships, contract positions or are open to freelance story pitches now or in the future, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Columbia Journalism School. The Career Expo takes place every spring and is limited to the graduating students of Columbia Journalism School.
The Journalism School is a graduate school at Columbia University that confers Master of Science and Master of Arts degrees to more than 300 students each year. Our students are a pluralistic, multilingual and multinational group with diverse life experiences, journalistic interests and skills. They will enrich your newsrooms and communities as they venture forth to tell deeper, more complete stories that matter. Every year the student body includes military veterans, former lawyers, teachers and business analysts, recent undergraduates, journalists with significant experience and many others.
Columbia students are trained in reporting, writing, video, photo, audio, data visualizations and investigative techniques. Many of our grads also gain subject expertise in business and economics, politics and global affairs, science, and arts and culture reporting.
- M.S. Journalism includes students in the Stabile Investigative and Documentary specializations. The Documentary specialization is a three-semester program in which students produce a short documentary film in their final semester.
- M.S. Data Journalism in which students collect, process and analyze data for stories and visualizations. Three-semester program.
- M.A. Journalism includes experienced journalists concentrating on the coverage of Arts & Culture, Business & Economics, Politics or Science.
- Dual Degree Programs: students in the two-year Computer Science + Journalism program study at Columbia Journalism School and Columbia University's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and work with cutting-edge tools at the intersection of journalism and technology. Columbia Journalism School also offers the following dual degrees giving Journalism School students the opportunity to pursue studies in related fields: Journalism and International Public Affairs, Journalism and Law, Journalism and Business, and Journalism and Religion.
- Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism includes students who are experienced business reporters and editors from across the U.S. and the world who take courses at Columbia Business School and other Columbia graduate schools to enhance their knowledge of economics, business and finance.
The Class of 2023 by the Numbers, as of Fall 2022:
- 199 M.S. Journalism students, including students in Stabile Investigative, Documentary and Visual Craft specializations
- 18 M.S. Data Journalism students
- 41 M.A. Journalism students, who concentrate on the coverage of Arts & Culture, Business & Economics, Politics or Science
- 4 Dual Degree in Journalism and Computer Science students
- 8 Knight-Bagehot Fellows in Economics and Business Journalism
- 4 Spencer Fellows
- 28 Ph.D. in Communications students
- 43 Countries represented (44% of the class are international students)