If you are a person who is very creative, has excellent communication skills – verbal or written and loves changes then you must look at the career options which the media and communication industry offers today. With the use of technology in the media industry, there are wonderful job opportunities today. These jobs offer excellent salaries and exciting careers. Here is a look at top 5 hot career opportunities in the media industry these days.
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Hot Career Options in Media Industry
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If you are hungry for news and stories on one hand and on the other you like to present it to your audience or readers then you are cut out for the role of a journalist. Be it TV, radio, newspaper online media you can be either a part of the team or one Man Army.
You may have to cover everything from politics, sport and business to stock markets, travel and entertainment. If you enjoy variety and challenges then you won’t be disappointed at all. Of course, you can choose between print, electronic or online media.
After a degree in Journalism or Mass Communication, the starting salary in India could be about Rs. 10,000 per month and after about 2 years of experience it could go upto Rs. 18,000 to Rs. 25,000 per month.
For more and detailed information about career and salary in the field of Journalism you could either read a detailed article – Careers in Journalism or watch our video below .
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2. Career As Script Writer
Television serials have been getting ever popular. Not only do the viewers like to watch these serials but they are favorite of the advertisers also. There is no TV show, movie or even an ad possible without a good script.
If you love creative writing and storytelling then writing scripts could be your favorite area of work and you can become a script writer. To become a good script writer you should be a good observer and dreamer, and should have the ability to tell the story as per the requirement of the program. The success of any movie or TV show depends on upon how well the script is written.
It depends completely on you!
You are termed as a fresher in the content writing industry so you can expect a CTC between Rs. 250,00 to Rs. 400,00 p.a. However, with a 2 to 4 years of good and proven work , you can expect in between Rs. 500,00 to Rs. 800,00 p.a.
If you are known as a content master in the industry and you have the potential to handle a team of writers then you can expect between Rs. 900,00 to Rs. 1,500,00 p.a.
3. Career as Public Relations Professional
Public relations managers are in demand in all media houses, movie production houses, big corporates both in public and private sectors. They are responsible for brand building and effective communication. Public image is important to all organisations and prominent personalities.
Many celebrities, hotels, travel agencies and private consultancy firms also hire PR managers.
The role of a public relations specialist is to correctly use Print and Electronic Media to build an image for the companies or their products and to increase sales and overall business.
Public relations involves monitoring and evaluating public attitudes and maintaining mutual relations and understanding between an organisation and its public, which could include shareholders, government, consumers, employees and the media.
While the starting salary as a trainee or intern maybe about Rs. 15,000 per month but within a short span of 2 to 3 years, one can hope to reach a figure of Rs. 3.50 Lakhs. While a public relations manager at a responsible position may draw a salary of Rs. 7 to 8 lacs per annum.
In case, you happen to get into your own business of Public Relations Management or be a partner in a PR firm then your earnings could be much higher.
4. Career as Event Management Professional
If you think you have a knack for organizing parties and events without breaking under the pressure, then a career in the Event and Management field would be the right one for you.
The basic job of an event manager is to plan and organise the event in a unique way. The whole thing has to be done from the scratch and it must be presented in a novel way. Therefore it requires planning, a lot of leg work, creativity, budgeting, client management, communication skills and leadership skills. Above all you should have the ability to think out of box.
As a fresher in this industry, the starting salary would be around rupees 15,000 per month. Of course as the experience and the area of expertise increases you can earn big money. You may even work as an expert freelancer or owner of your own event management company.
5. Career in the field of Animation
With the popularity of television as well as social media, animation is becoming one of the fastest growing fields for those who love to draw and have a creative bent of mind.
Animation is required anywhere and everywhere in the media industry today. Whether it is reconstruction office scene or up full fledged movie, it is not possible to think of engaging the audience without the use of animation. What is more exciting is a fact that besides the 2D animations we now have 3D animations.
This phone is going to be only getting bigger and bigger eyes the Giants in the animation business will outsource there animation requirements to the Indian companies.
Animation today is very satisfying and lucrative profession for the youngsters who are creative as well as tech savvy. The starting salary for people with no or little experience could be in the range of Rs. 10000 to Rs. 15000 per month.
In a short span of 3 to 5 years you could touch monthly salary figure of Rs. 40,000
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We do hope that you found the information given in this article useful to help you make a perfect career choice. Further given below are links to more useful and related articles:
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About the Author
Sundeep Kataria is the CEO of ACS Consultants – a Management Consulting Firm. He holds multiple qualifications: MBA, PGDIT (IIFT), MS in Counselling & Psychotherapy and Diploma in Company Law. He has also formally learnt Digital Marketing and Website Making.
In 1995 he pioneered the concept of professional Career Counselling, Executive Coaching and Mentoring. Over the years he has mentored many professionals, like CAs, Engineers, Sales & Marketing Professionals, IT Experts etc.
The unique style of Sundeep Kataria is that he connects with each and every individual personally, holds in depth discussion before undertaking the assignment.