Digital Media

Finding a job

Digital Media

Digital media encompasses a lot of different functions, with opportunities to work in marketing, consultancy, PR, writing/publishing, social media, innovation or technology. There are lots of ways you could transfer your existing creative skills to a job in the digital industry. It’s up to you to research each area of the digital sector and find a niche where you could excel.

Many large and medium-sized companies have an in-house marketing and communications department, which offers digital marketing services in addition to traditional marketing support.

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Employers who recruit in digital media

  • design consultancies and studios
  • media and communication companies
  • PR agencies
  • publishing companies
  • web design agencies


Where to start your job search

Below you will find some key sites to help you locate opportunities within digital media:


Self employment

The digital media industry is very entrepreneurial so you might be thinking about freelancing or starting your own business. Below is a list of websites to help you find out more.

  • Student StartUp Team – Advice and support to develop your enterprising skills and set up your own business.
  • Freelance UK – Information for freelancers including a forum, news & events and starting out.


Top tips for finding a job

  • Many large organisations post opportunities on X (Twitter) and on their Facebook and LinkedIn pages so it is worth using social media to keep an eye on your chosen sector.
  • Search on LinkedIn to find companies in your region and sector.
  • Talk to your tutor – lecturers may already have access to a wide potential network of contacts that you could approach.
  • Remember to think outside the box. Read the job descriptions to see what kind of jobs your skills might qualify you for rather than looking for a job title



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