Hot Digital Media Jobs

Hot Digital Media Jobs

By: Jeannie Chong
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When my academic advisor asked me, "Are you interested in Digital Media?", a light bulb went on and inspired me to pursue my interest in Communication and Media.

I am quite thankful to have discovered my interest early in my university life. Right now, as a co-op student (multi-media role) with Career Services, this position offers me a great opportunity to apply my writing skills in creating blogs. I am also responsible for coordinating Facebook and Twitter posts for various events and workshops.

Digital Media is becoming a more popular and more exciting field and offers a wide variety of careers. The demand for innovative workers in this sector is growing rapidly with endless possibilities. If you have a creative mind as well as an interest in technologies or social media, then Digital Media may be a good fit for you. The field encompasses many different things, as the Cultural Human Resources Council suggests.

  • If you are a big fan of videogames, is Game Design and Development your option?
  • If you enjoy mobile technology, why not create mobile apps for smartphone companies?
  • If you are a supporter of online education, what about putting some interactive elements in a virtual classroom?
  • If you like 3-D animation or digital video production, then you may have to go for Digital Entertainment Enterprise.
  • If you are using social media like a pro, have you ever thought about being a Social Media Relations Officer?

According to the Economic Times, there are a number of hot Digital Media job titles.

Did you know about these occupations?

  • Social Business Analytics
  • Digital Campaigns Manager
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Search Engine Optimization Marketer

To do this work you need some specific skills, including:

  • Good knowledge of digital media (i.e. Facebook for business, Twitter, YouTube, WordPress, Blogs, etc.)
  • Staying abreast of social and mobile trends
  • A strong passion for the power of technology and social media strategy

But of course, your skill set should also encompass:

  • Good team player and open to change
  • Creative thinker with innovative ideas
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills across different medium and channel
  • Attention to detail and superior organizational and analytical skills
  • Able to multi-task
  • Proficient computer skills (MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite, HTML)
  • Fun and friendly attitude

So, how might you take action to begin with your Digital Media career? Could you create a YouTube video to promote yourself? What about a travel blog? Read one of my previous blogs, Travel Your Career to learn more about how travelling as a way to boost your career.

Here are some useful resources for you to research Digital Media jobs.

Take action and make an appointment with any of our Career Advisors or Career Peers. We are more than happy to offer you some tips!

Jeannie ChongJeannie Chong is a Special Projects Assistant with SFU Career Services, and a fourth year student studying communications and publishing. Jeannie also volunteers at a radio station, spends time doing crafts and Chinese calligraphy, and loves to indulge her sweet tooth.Lead image: creative-commons licensed photo by Jason Howie on Flickr.

Posted on July 10, 2013