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COMMUNITY ORGANIZER: A Degree In Journalism Is Useful For Many Different Opportunities

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Elisa shares her story of being a Community Activist for a national organization advocating for families. Elisa describes her typical day, and her career path. Elisa's career in journalism took a dramatic turn when she started a family, and although she was out of the work force for a while, she was able to make important connections through her blog. The skills she acquired as a journalist have helped her move on to other work -- good writing skills are needed in all sorts of industries.

Degree: Journalism
Job Title: Organizer
Employer: Moms Rising

Job Summary: Social Media Manager

Job Description

A social media manager keeps customers connected with the top-performing social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Quora, etc. The social media manager focuses on brand building and presents a positive image of the company. The job typically includes updating Twitter feeds, replying to customers on Facebook, and adding other respected clients to your company’s LinkedIn profile all play a role in creating an online presence to make your client the next big thing.

On-the-Job Training

Short term on-the-job training can be expected for entry level roles.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$25,000 - $80,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Flexible, Part-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Home, Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Creativity, Written communication skills, Detail oriented, Organizational skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Internship
High school degree
Bachelor's degree
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m='14150'>after</span> <span m='14390'>I</span> <span m='14420'>get</span> <span m='14630'>up</span> <span m='14810'>and</span> <span m='14930'>get</span> <span m='15080'>my</span> <span m='15180'>kids</span> <span m='15500'>ready</span> <span m='15750'>for</span> <span m='15940'>school,</span> <span m='17550'>I'm</span> <span m='17990'>either</span> <span m='18480'>on</span> <span m='18720'>the</span> <span m='18810'>phone</span> <span m='19510'>with</span> <span m='19830'>my</span> <span m='20000'>coworkers</span> <span m='21220'>planning</span> <span m='21910'>our</span> <span m='22140'>campaigns</span> <span m='22880'>for</span> <span m='22980'>the</span> <span m='23080'>week.</span> <span m='23690'>And,</span> <span m='23950'>or</span> <span m='24510'>I'm</span> <span m='25030'>working</span> <span m='25420'>on</span> <span m='25530'>my</span> <span m='25640'>computer,</span> <span m='26200'>largely</span> <span m='26640'>on</span> <span m='26840'>email,</span> <span m='28350'>both</span> <span m='29300'>creating</span> <span m='29980'>campaigns</span> <span m='31320'>talking,</span> <span m='31940'>to</span> <span m='32070'>our</span> <span m='32170'>policy</span> <span m='32700'>partners</span> <span m='33300'>about</span> <span m='33550'>how</span> <span m='33800'>we</span> <span m='33900'>can</span> <span m='34060'>advance</span> <span m='34560'>policies</span> <span m='35630'>that</span> <span m='36220'>help</span> <span m='36430'>families</span> <span m='37670'>all</span> <span m='37900'>across</span> <span m='38180'>the</span> <span m='38230'>country.</span> </p><p><span m='39030'>So</span> <span m='39170'>I</span> <span m='39250'>actually</span> <span m='39590'>started</span> <span m='39840'>out</span> <span m='39980'>as</span> <span m='40100'>a</span> <span m='40170'>journalist.</span> <span m='41800'>I</span> <span m='42310'>studied</span> <span m='42710'>journalism</span> <span m='43240'>at</span> <span m='43360'>Boston</span> <span m='43720'>university.</span> <span m='44850'>And</span> <span m='45230'>I first</span> <span m='45920'>worked</span> <span m='46140'>in</span> <span m='46190'>the</span> <span m='46270'>newspapers,</span> <span m='47120'>then</span> <span m='47370'>worked</span> <span m='47650'>online.</span> <span m='48700'>And</span> <span m='48970'>then</span> <span m='49110'>when</span> <span m='49280'>I</span> <span m='49370'>had</span> <span m='49670'>my</span> <span m='49820'>children</span> <span m='50550'>I</span> <span m='50630'>realized</span> <span m='51380'>that</span> <span m='52240'>with</span> <span m='52440'>the</span> <span m='52520'>price</span> <span m='52930'>of</span> <span m='53070'>child</span> <span m='53560'>care</span> <span m='54190'>and</span> <span m='54690'>low-paid</span> <span m='55370'>journalists,</span> <span m='57070'>that</span> <span m='57350'>they</span> <span m='57810'>just</span> <span m='58020'>were</span> <span m='58150'>not</span> <span m='58736'>compatible.</span> <span m='59510'>So</span> <span m='60340'>what</span> <span m='60570'>I</span> <span m='60650'>did</span> <span m='60970'>was</span> <span m='61140'>I</span> <span m='61230'>was</span> <span m='61690'>home for</span> <span m='61820'>a</span> <span m='61850'>while.</span> <span m='62810'>And</span> <span m='63320'>I</span> <span m='63420'>started</span> <span m='63770'>blogging.</span> <span m='64900'>And</span> <span m='65069'>from</span> <span m='65290'>there</span> <span m='65540'>I</span> <span m='65610'>made</span> <span m='65900'>connections</span> <span m='66630'>with</span> <span m='66770'>momsrising.org</span> <span m='67800'>and</span> <span m='68400'>other</span> <span m='68590'>organizations,</span> <span m='70190'>and</span> <span m='70840'>realized</span> <span m='71410'>that</span> <span m='71520'>Moms</span> <span m='71880'>Rising</span> <span m='72320'>especially</span> <span m='73340'>spoke</span> <span m='73720'>to</span> <span m='73850'>me</span> <span m='74060'>as</span> <span m='74190'>a</span> <span m='74240'>mother,</span> <span m='75180'>as</span> <span m='75410'>an</span> <span m='75540'>activist,</span> <span m='76330'>and</span> <span m='76510'>also</span> <span m='76830'>as</span> <span m='76930'>a</span> <span m='76980'>writer.</span> </p><p><span m='78040'>I've</span> <span m='78500'>been</span> <span m='78640'>able</span> <span m='78840'>to</span> <span m='78890'>incorporate</span> <span m='79630'>all</span> <span m='79900'>those</span> <span m='80070'>skills</span> <span m='80490'>in</span> <span m='80620'>what</span> <span m='80780'>I</span> <span m='80860'>do</span> <span m='81050'>for</span> <span m='81190'>work</span> <span m='81540'>now.</span> <span m='82150'>Well,</span> <span m='82660'>I</span> <span m='82780'>guess</span> <span m='83010'>when I</span> <span m='83230'>first</span> <span m='83570'>majored</span> <span m='83940'>in</span> <span m='84050'>journalism,</span> <span m='84700'>I</span> <span m='84820'>always</span> <span m='85120'>thought</span> <span m='85430'>that</span> <span m='85680'>if</span> <span m='85900'>you</span> <span m='86040'>want</span> <span m='86240'>to</span> <span m='86310'>be</span> <span m='86460'>a</span> <span m='86500'>journalist</span> <span m='86855'>you</span> <span m='87210'>majored</span> <span m='87460'>in</span> <span m='87620'>journalism</span> <span m='88080'>and</span> <span m='88170'>that's</span> <span m='88420'>all you</span> <span m='88880'>could</span> <span m='88980'>do.</span> <span m='89770'>I</span> <span m='89910'>didn't</span> <span m='90210'>realize</span> <span m='90730'>that a</span> <span m='91100'>journalism</span> <span m='91570'>career</span> <span m='92150'>can</span> <span m='92340'>take</span> <span m='92620'>you</span> <span m='92810'>to</span> <span m='93160'>a</span> <span m='93280'>lot</span> <span m='93660'>of</span> <span m='93800'>different</span> <span m='94180'>professions.</span> </p><p><span m='95030'>You</span> <span m='95170'>can</span> <span m='95320'>do</span> <span m='95480'>public</span> <span m='95920'>relations.</span> <span m='96840'>You</span> <span m='96980'>can</span> <span m='97130'>do</span> <span m='97280'>campaign</span> <span m='97880'>organizing.</span> <span m='100080'>Basically</span> <span m='100610'>any</span> <span m='100870'>company,</span> <span m='101380'>any</span> <span m='101550'>corporation,</span> <span m='102190'>any</span> <span m='102370'>nonprofit,</span> <span m='103150'>the</span> <span m='103230'>government</span> <span m='104550'>needs</span> <span m='104820'>writers.</span> <span m='105780'>So</span> <span m='106100'>it's</span> <span m='106370'>a</span> <span m='106470'>really</span> <span m='106830'>good</span> <span m='107140'>degree</span> <span m='107600'>that</span> <span m='107760'>you</span> <span m='107850'>can</span> <span m='108230'>use</span> <span m='108590'>for</span> <span m='108740'>lots</span> <span m='109160'>of</span> <span m='109210'>different</span> <span m='109630'>things.</span> </p><p><span m='110890'>I</span> <span m='111500'>love</span> <span m='111880'>my</span> <span m='112040'>job.</span> <span m='112500'>I</span> <span m='112620'>love</span> <span m='112950'>the</span> <span m='113030'>flexibility</span> <span m='113970'>that</span> <span m='114150'>it</span> <span m='114260'>offers.</span> <span m='114890'>I</span> <span m='115130'>love</span> <span m='115540'>being</span> <span m='115730'>able</span> <span m='115970'>to</span> <span m='116040'>work</span> <span m='116280'>from</span> <span m='116560'>home.</span> <span m='116950'>I</span> <span m='117080'>love</span> <span m='117410'>being</span> <span m='117680'>able</span> <span m='117900'>to</span> <span m='118010'>travel</span> <span m='118720'>all</span> <span m='118990'>over</span> <span m='119470'>and</span> <span m='119896'>meet</span> <span m='120322'>people</span> <span m='120750'>of</span> <span m='120940'>all</span> <span m='121180'>backgrounds.</span> <span m='122790'>I</span> <span m='122940'>like</span> <span m='123190'>connecting</span> <span m='123820'>and</span> <span m='123940'>helping</span> <span m='124570'>others.</span> </p><p><span m='125590'>So</span> <span m='126390'>that</span> <span m='126670'>is</span> <span m='126830'>definitely</span> <span m='127170'>what</span> <span m='127350'>I</span> <span m='127430'>like</span> <span m='127680'>most</span> <span m='128030'>about</span> <span m='128370'>it.</span> <span m='128759'>I</span> <span m='128870'>would</span> <span m='129039'>say</span> <span m='129300'>in</span> <span m='129360'>the</span> <span m='129440'>beginning</span> <span m='129949'>what</span> <span m='130060'>was</span> <span m='130190'>most</span> <span m='130490'>challenging</span> <span m='131290'>was</span> <span m='131540'>budgeting</span> <span m='131990'>my</span> <span m='132170'>time.</span> <span m='132840'>Especially</span> <span m='133520'>with</span> <span m='134000'>a work</span> <span m='134360'>home</span> <span m='134720'>life.</span> <span m='135350'>When</span> <span m='135670'>you</span> <span m='135770'>work</span> <span m='136030'>from</span> <span m='136280'>home,</span> <span m='137070'>the</span> <span m='137150'>division</span> <span m='137720'>isn't</span> <span m='138040'>so</span> <span m='138270'>clear.</span> <span m='139150'>So</span> <span m='139550'>often</span> <span m='139950'>times</span> <span m='140650'>I'd</span> <span m='141150'>be</span> <span m='141270'>washing</span> <span m='141650'>the</span> <span m='141740'>dishes,</span> <span m='142280'>or</span> <span m='142370'>even</span> <span m='142740'>with</span> <span m='142890'>my</span> <span m='143040'>own</span> <span m='143220'>children</span> <span m='143710'>or</span> <span m='143780'>my</span> <span m='143910'>husband</span> <span m='144400'>and</span> <span m='144520'>thinking,</span> <span m='145350'>I</span> <span m='145470'>have</span> <span m='145760'>all</span> <span m='145880'>this</span> <span m='146070'>work</span> <span m='146320'>at</span> <span m='146390'>the</span> <span m='146470'>computer</span> <span m='146930'>waiting</span> <span m='147330'>for</span> <span m='147510'>me.</span> <span m='147990'>So</span> <span m='148210'>that</span> <span m='148400'>can</span> <span m='148530'>be</span> <span m='148660'>hard.</span> </p>","file":{"id":291096,"video_id":"2714797283001","name":"1225-Elisa-p-CampaignOrganizer","duration":149769,"thumbnail_url":null}});