Career Trends

Career trends

MRU Journalism graduates are in demand and use their skills in a variety of professions:

  • multimedia journalists
  • media entrepreneurs
  • photographers
  • videographers
  • social media managers
  • corporate communicators
  • not-for-profit communicators
  • advocacy communicators
  • policy researchers
  • political staff

 What Kind of Job Can I Get with an MRU Communications - Journalism degree?

These were titles of jobs our alumni held as of February 2013.
DAILY NEWSPAPER EDITORS

Editor-in-Chief, Calgary Herald
Editor-in-Chief, Calgary Sun

WEEKLY NEWSPAPER EDITORS

Managing Editor, Trail Daily Times
Editor, Canmore Leader
Editor, Airdrie Echo
Editor, Saint City News, St. Albert, Alta.

News Media [print & online]
ALBERTA

Calgary Herald
Editor-in-Chief, Calgary Herald
Features Editor, Calgary Herald, Calgary, Alta.
Special Projects Editor, Calgary Herald
Reporter, Calgary Herald
Copy Editor, Calgary Herald
Special Projects Editor, Calgary Herald
Printing Services Technician, Post Media/Calgary Herald

Calgary Sun
Editor-in-Chief, Calgary Sun
Writer and photographer, Calgary Sun
Reporter, Calgary Sun, Calgary
Sports Reporter/Copy Editor, Calgary Sun
Page Layout

Metro News Calgary
Reporter, Metro News Calgary.

Fast Forward Weekly, Calgary
Photo and Design Editor, Fast Forward Weekly

Airdrie
Editor, Airdrie Echo
Multimedia Journalist, Airdrie Echo
Reporter, Airdrie City View

Cochrane
Reporter, Cochrane Eagle, Cochrane
Rocky Mountain Outlook
Reporter, Rocky Mountain Outlook

Canmore
Editor, Canmore Leader

St. Albert
Editor, Saint City News, St. Albert, Alta.

Strathmore
Reporter, Strathmore Standard

Hanna
Reporter, Hanna Herald.

Claresholm
Reporter, Claresholm Local Press

High Prairie
South Peace News
Reporter/advertising Manager, South Peace News

Lloydminster
Reporter/photographer, Lloydminster Source, Lloydminster, Alberta

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Prince George
Health and education reporter, Prince George Citizen, BC

Trail
Managing Editor, Trail Daily Times

Victoria

Reporter, Victoria News, Victoria, B.C.

MANITOBA

Winnipeg Sun
Reporter, Winnipeg Sun, Winnipeg, Man.

BROADCAST

ALBERTA

  • Producer for CTV2 and Alberta Primetime.
  • Co-host, CTV Morning Live, Calgary
  • Morning Show anchor, Global TV Calgary
  • Web Editor, CBC Calgary
  • Producer, CBC Calgary
  • Reporter, CBC Calgary
  • Breakfast Television reporter/newswriter, CityTV Calgary
  • Program Director, CJSW Calgary
  • Reporter, CBC Calgary


BRITISH COLUMBIA

  • Reporter, CJDCTV, Dawson Creek, BC.
  • Associate producer, CBC Vancouver


MANITOBA

  • Reporter, CBC Winnipeg
  • Writer/Producer at Teletoon
  • Breakfast Television News Anchor, City TV, Winnipeg
  • CBC TV Vancouver news producer
  • Associate producer, CBC Vancouver
  • Reporter, CTV Regina
  • Reporter/videographer, CTV Atlantic News, Moncton


ONTARIO

  • Journalist, OMNI News South Asian, Toronto


MAGAZINE

  • Editor, Business in Calgary Magazine
  • BantamAAA reporter, Hockey Now magazine
  • Editor, Unlimited Magazine, Web Editor, Venture Publishing, Edmonton
  • Founder& Publisher, Routes Magazine
  • Assistant Editor Alberta Views magazine, Calgary, Alta.
  • Founder, Creative Director & Editor-in-Chief, calgaryfashion.ca


TRADE PUBLICATIONS

  • Managing Editor, Calgary Real Estate Board News, Calgary Real Estate Board.
  • Canada Correspondent, Upstream, Intn’l Oil & Gas


COMMUNICATIONS/NOT FOR PROFITS

  • Communication Director, Alberta Federation of Labour
  • Publicist, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Calgary
  • Communications Coordinator, FASD Network of Saskatchewan, Inc.
  • Marketing and Communications Assistant, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Calgary
  • Communications Advisor, United Way of Calgary and Greater Area, Calgary, Alta.
  • Digital Communications Coordinator, Canadian Red Cross.
  • Special projects developer Memorial University and Newfoundland communities.
  • Communications Specialist, Calgary Chamber of Commerce
  • Development Manager, Grants and Proposals at Vancouver Opera, Vancouver
  • Communications and Marketing Manager, The Military Museums, Calgary
  • Multimedia Communications Specialist, Sierra Club, B.C.
  • Triumf, Centre communicator
  • Staff Writer and Publicist, Calgary Opera
  • Social Media and Communications Manager, Pembina Institute, Communications Director at Dogwood Initiative, Professional Writer/Editor at Various
  • Communications Manager, Green College at The University of British Columbia
  • Head of Web Publications, Faculty of Communications Studies, Mount Royal University
  • Outreach Coordinator at Calgary Immigrant Women's Association


GOVERNMENT

  • Communications Coordinator, Office of the Premier, British Columbia. 
  • Communications Strategist at City of Calgary
  • Events coordinator,  Town of Claresholm, Alta
  • Communications Analyst, City of Calgary
  • Public Affairs Officer, Social Media Unit, BC Government, Victoria.
  • Digital Content Advisor, City of Calgary
  • Media Relations Officer, Veteran Affairs Canada
  • Communications Analyst at City of Calgary (cert)
  • Marketing Advisor, City of Calgary


COMMUNICATIONS/ EDUCATION

  • Social Media Director, Strathcona Tweedsmuir School, Okotoks.
  • Communications Director, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary
  • Communications Manager at the College of New Caledonia in Prince George, B.C.
  • Professional Officer, Faculty Association University of Calgary
  • General Manager, Student Association, NorQuest College, Edmonton
  • Admissions Advisor, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University


COMMUNICATIONS/CORPORATE

  • Marketing Coordinator, Digitial Media, Rogers Media.
  • Communications, SNC Lavalin, Calgary
  • Social Media Specialist, Getty Images, Calgary
  • Communications, Telus Spark, Telus, Calgary
  • Marketing Assistant, Thule Child Transport Systems Ltd.
  • Communications Advisor, Communica Public Affairs Inc.
  • Communications Officer, Cybera
  • Employee Communications Advisor, Shaw Communications, Calgary
  • Communications Manager, Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, Sask.
  • Internal Communications, TransCanada Corp., Calgary
  • Business Development Coordinator, Graham Construction, Calgary
  • Communications Coordinator, Shaw Communications Inc.
  • Corporate Communications and Marketing Coordinator, Calgary Airport Authority
  • Marketing Assistant, Thule Child Transport Systems Ltd.
  • Interactive Copywriter, Sid Lee
  • Technical Writer, Littelfuse Startco, Saskatoon.
  • Customer Care Representative, TELUS
  • Enmax Web Services
  • Right of Way Planner, AltaLink Gas, Calgary
  • Writer, Mountain Equipment Co-op (cert)
  • Program Coordinator, Conoco Phillips Youth of Distinction Awards, Youth Are Awesome and Youth Week at Youth Central (formerly Child and Youth Friendly Calgary)
  • Program Development Specialist, Enform
  • Reviews & Research Editor at Groupon UK & IE
  • Communications Advisor at Communica Public Affairs Inc.
  • Assistant Marketing Manager at Walton International Group

SPORT ORGANIZATIONS

  • Research & Communications Coordinator, Edmonton Oilers, Edmonton
  • Associate Digital Producer at Calgary Flames Ltd Partnership
  • Videographer, Hockey Canada, Calgary
  • Director of Media and Community Relations, Victoria Salmon Kings hockey team.
  • Senior Editor/Producer, Aquila Productions, 360 Operator at Edmonton Eskimos Football Club, Producer, Game Day Operations at Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club