Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University

Jobs

Our students get good jobs, even during a time of crisis and cuts throughout the news media. Of the students who graduated from the BER program over the last six years, 84 percent secured jobs right out of school owrking as business writers and producers. The news organizations include The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, The Financial Times, Reuters, Bloomberg News, Forbes magazine, Money magazine, and other publications. Of these students, more than half had never published an article before studying with us in the BER program.

Why do our graduates do so well? They receive excellent skills training in reporting and writing. They develop intellectual depth in business and economics through study at NYU's prestigious Leonard N. Stern School of Business. And they participate in an extraordinary internship program that takes advantage of the numerous opportunities available in New York, the center of business journalism.

Starting salaries for BER alumni are typically in the low $40's to the mid-$70's, compared to the average of $28,000 for journalism graduates nationwide going into newspaper jobs (Cox Center survey, Grady College, 2005).

Job Placements: 2004-2013

 

BER-13: Class of 2011-2012
Eleven students finished the program as of December 31, 2012. Nine secured jobs by April 1, 2013:

  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Reuters
  • CNN Money
  • Fox Business
  • CNBC
  • Environment and Energy Publishing
  • Young Entrepreneur
  • Visual Measures (video analytics and marketing company)
  • Capgemini Consulting

 

BER-12: Class of 2010-2011
Eleven students finished the program as of December 31, 2011. All eleven students got jobs in business journalism:

  • Dow Jones Newswires
  • Dow Jones Marketwatch
  • Bloomberg
  • Time Magazine Business
  • Business Insider (3 students)
  • Mint (India)
  • New York Observer
  • Merger Market
  • Institutional Investor News

 

BER-11: Class of 2009-2010
Eleven students finished the program as of December 31, 2010. Seven students got jobs in business journalism. Three decided to accept jobs in corporate communications and one did not look for a job:

  • Dow Jones Newswires
  • Reuters
  • CNBC Larry Kudlow Report
  • CNBC.com (went on soon to Dow Jones Newswires)
  • AOL WalletPop
  • American Metal Market
  • NJ Biz
  • Park River Fund Solutions
  • Edelman Public Relations

 

BER-10: Class of 2008-2009
Eleven students finished the program as of December 31, 2009. Nine students began working in business journalism. Two decided to accept jobs in corporate communications or Wall Street analysis:

  • Dow Jones Newswires (2 students
  • CNN Money
  • Bloomberg News (went on to Reuters TV)
  • CNBC in Singapore
  • The Financial Times (Debtwire)
  • Bond Buyer (internship)
  • Patch in Chicago
  • Freelancing (1 student)
  • Lazard Capital Markets
  • United States Armed Forces

 

BER-9: Class of 2007-2008
Eight students finished the program as of December 31, 2008. Six of the eight have secured writing jobs at the following news organizations (two others are freelancing):

  • Forbes
  • Money magazine
  • Dow Jones Newswires
  • Reuters
  • MSNBC
  • SiliconAlleyInsider.com

 

BER-8: Class of 2006-2007
Ten students finished the program as of December 31, 2007. All ten have secured writing jobs at the following news organizations:

  • The Financial Times
  • The Washington Post
  • Forbes.com
  • Dow Jones Newswires
  • Dow Jones Newswires (Singapore)
  • Bloomberg News
  • Breakingviews.com
  • Caijing Magazine (China)
  • Mint (India) This student started at The Wall Street Journal

 

BER-7: Class of 2005-2006
Ten students finished the program as of December 31, 2006. Eight secured writing jobs at the following news organizations.

  • The Wall Street Journal (China)
  • Dow Jones Newswiresc
  • Bloomberg News
  • Bloomberg News
  • TheStreet.com
  • TheStreet.com
  • Russia Today (Russia)
  • CNBC

 

BER-6: Class of 2004-2005
Eight students finished the program as of December 31, 2005. Seven are working at the following news organizations (one has returned to school to earn an MBA):

  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Inc. magazine
  • SmartMoney.com
  • Reuters
  • Breakingviews.com
  • Investor's Business Daily

First-Time Jobs

The following is a list of the first jobs that students have received upon leaving the program in Business and Economic Reporting:

Magazines
Forbes (3 students)
Money (4 students)
Business Week
Laptop Magazine
US Banker
American Lawyer
Russia Today
Caijing

Newspapers
The Wall Street Journal (5 students)
Financial Times (2 students)
New York Daily News
Hartford Courant
Long Island Business News
The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, CA)
Kathmandu Post (Nepal)
El Financiero (Santo Domingo)
South Florida Business Journal
Investors Business Daily
Magyar Hirlap (Hungary)
O Estado de Sao Paulo (Brazil)

News Services
Reuters (8 students)
Dow Jones News Service (7 students)
Bloomberg News (4 students)

Broadcasting
MSNBC
Bloomberg TV (2 students)
CNBC (3 students)
CNN
WBUR Boston (NPR)
KCTV 5 Kansas City
Korean Broadcasting System (Seoul)

Online
The Wall Street Journal Online
Forbes.com (3 students)
TheStreet.com (6 students)
MarketWatch
Breakingviews SiliconAlleyInsider

Book Authors (3 students)