30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

What are the worst—and best—jobs of 2018? Find out, and then check out our roundup of current job openings.

The future looks bleak for traditional journalists.

The desire for digital information ready at a moment’s notice has played a role in the looming demise of the profession.

Newspaper reporter landed third to last on CareerCast‘s “The 2018 Jobs Rated Report.” It ranked ahead of only logger (No. 219) and taxi driver (No. 220).

The study looks at four criteria when coming up with its overall ranking for jobs on the list: environment, income, outlook and stress.

Based on these criteria, newspaper reporter rated “very poor” in the “project growth” category, “very high” in relation to “stress” and “very poor” regarding “work environment.” At least the money is lousy: It has a low median salary of $38,840.

Those factors landed the once-exalted profession seven rungs below pest control worker.

Broadcaster also ranks low on the list, at No. 213. That’s the eighth-worst job, according to the report.

Here are the 10 worst jobs:

220. Taxi driver

219. Logger

218. Newspaper reporter

217. Retail salesperson

216. Enlisted military personnel

215. Corrections officer

214. Disc jockey

213. Broadcaster

212. Advertising salesperson

211. Pest control worker

210. Painter

In contrast, here are the top 10 jobs:

1. Genetic counselor

2. Mathematician

3. University professor

4. Occupational therapist

5. Statistician

6. Medical services manager

7. Data scientist

8. Information security analyst

9. Operations research analyst

10. Actuary

See the full report here.

If you’re looking to use your communications and writing savvy in the digital landscape, The Wall Street Journal seeks a social media editor in New York City.

It summarizes the position:

The Social Media Editor will ensure that breaking news, features and scoops are delivered effectively across our various social channels, every hour of the day, while endeavoring to amplify these stories in novel ways. He or she will help define the WSJ’s social voice and sensibility, while coordinating coverage—from political news and disasters to market-moving reports and exclusives—across these channels. Candidates should be comfortable publishing to an audience of millions that includes both longtime readers and those encountering the Journal for the first time.

The Social Media Editor will work directly with senior coverage editors to craft social/off-platform plans for our journalism and shepherd stories from concept to final execution. He or she will work closely with mobile and homepage editors to create strong, clear and accurate language in social posts. The position requires a broad knowledge of social-media platforms. Night and weekend work may be required.

Not the job for you? See what else we have in our weekly professional pickings:

Assistant vice president, corporate communications—MetLife (New York)

Assistant vice president, digital strategy communications—MetLife (New York)

Communications manager—Coca-Cola Beverages Florida (Florida)

Financial communications director—Walgreens (Illinois)

Director of communications—DraftKings (Massachusetts)

Communications director, Northern Europe—Facebook (United Kingdom)

Digital PR specialist/assistant—FOREA (Nevada)

PR manager, Alexa Mexico—Amazon (Washington)

Senior manager of brand communications—Tim Hortons (Canada)

Science editor—American Physiological Society (Maryland)

Director of internal communications—Ellucian (Virginia)

Senior copywriter—Wiley (Minnesota)

Editorial and content assistant, Young Adult—Book of the Month (New York)

Internal communications manager—Diversey (North Carolina)

Digital communications specialist—Primrose Schools (Georgia)

Senior copywriter, experience design—Comcast (Pennsylvania)

Marketing and communications officer—University of Ottawa (Canada)

Content production manager—Conagra Brands (Illinois)

Director of marketing—Oregon Coast Aquarium (Oregon)

PR manager—SoftServe (Texas)

Content marketing manager—Outside Magazine (New Mexico)

Communications director—City of Marshfield (Wisconsin)

Senior campaigns manager—PETA Foundation (United Kingdom)

Senior copywriter—Lenovo (North Carolina)

Public relations supervisor—UPS (Georgia)

Internal communications manager—Bacardi (Florida)

Editor—University of Chicago (Illinois)

Digital marketing coordinator—Detterick Group (Colorado)

Media relations specialist—Northeastern University (Massachusetts)

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