9 Digital Media Jobs Students Can Pursue

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There are tens of thousands of digital media job openings right now on LinkedIn. Digital media education isn’t the future, it’s right now.  

The skills and knowledge that Striv Education students are learning through digital media classes is preparing them for a multitude of future career paths. 

That is why we have compiled a list of the nine best jobs in digital media today!

The 9 Best Jobs in Digital Media

1. Content Producer

Content producers (or content creators) work with words, photos, graphics or videos to create content to use for websites, social media or apps. Content producers can specialize in one of these areas or be versatile in all of them. 

The salary for a content producer in Nebraska ranges from $37,000 to $60,0000

Skills to be an excellent content producer include: 

  • Skilled
  • Time-Management
  • Communication
  • Leadership

2. Digital Media Production

Someone who is involved in digital media production supervises the development and design of different digital media campaigns. Some include video production, web advertisements and other forms of media. 

The salary for a digital media production specialist in Nebraska ranges from $39,000 to $55,000

Skills needed to be an effective digital media producer include:

  • Self-Awareness
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Communication

3. Content Strategist

A content strategist would have the duties of planning, designing, creating, editing and publishing content for a company that satisfies its objectives and needs. 

The salary for a content strategist in Nebraska ranges from $42,000 to $75,000

Skills that are desired for a content strategist include:

  • Storytelling
  • Communication
  • Writing
  • Data Analysis

4. Digital Entrepreneur

A digital entrepreneur can mean a lot of different things, but essentially it means someone that harnesses the power and reach of the internet (and social media) to offer services and products for profit. 

The average salary for a digital entrepreneur is around $71,576

Skills that make an effective digital entrepreneur include:

  • Vast Knowledge of Social Media
  • Analytics and Reporting
  • Communication
  • Content Marketing

5. Marketing Analyst

A marketing analyst is someone that provides overall customer and market insights to address key strategic questions. They are responsible for tracking, reporting and analyzing marketing activities. 

The salary for a marketing analyst in Nebraska ranges from $49,550 to $74,568

Skills that are desired for a marketing analyst include: 

  • Data Analytics
  • Attribution
  • Attention to Detail
  • Organizational

6. Community Engagement Promoter

A community engagement promoter is tasked with cultivating relationships across diverse communities to provide opportunities around housing, education, health, financial capability and employment. 

The average salary for a community engagement promoter in Nebraska is $35,426

Skills that are needed to be a successful community engagement promoter include: 

  • Communication
  • Organization
  • Problem-Solving
  • Time-Management

7. Social Media Manager

A social media manager is a job that didn’t exist 15 years ago but is highly desired by every company that utilizes social media. The responsibilities include overseeing the company’s interactions with the public by implementing social media platforms’ content strategies. 

The average salary for a social media manager in Nebraska is $46,917

Skills that are required to be successful in this field include: 

  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Time-Management
  • Organization

8. Social Media Specialist Freelancer

A social media specialist is tasked with creating and administering content to different social media platforms, to ensure customer engagement and build an audience. 

The average salary for a social media specialist in Nebraska is $42,460.

Skills to be successful in a social media specialist role include:

  • Awareness of Trends
  • Time-Management
  • Storytelling
  • Understanding of Social Media

9. Digital Journalist

A digital journalist has a similar job as a regular journalist but with a few key differences. A digital journalist focuses on data to make decisions about audience interest trends. They use the information on social media to build high-performing stories to post to websites. 

The salary for a digital journalist in Nebraska ranges from $34,000 to $54,000

Skills that are desired for a digital journalist career include:

  • Storytelling
  • Communication
  • Writing and Editing
  • Interviewing

Digital media education is an important part of every student’s educational experience and something all schools should consider embracing. 

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