30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

What are the top jobs and organizations recent college graduates are seeking after tossing their graduation caps in the air? Find out, then check out a roundup of current openings.

For many college students, graduation is right around the corner.

It’s a time to celebrate—or panic about—the end of one journey and the beginning of a new one.

It is, after all, called “commencement.”

Following that special ceremony, newly minted graduates will be hearing these gentle (dreaded) words of encouragement from a parent or guardian: “Now that you’ve graduated, it’s time you found yourself a job.”

LinkedIn recently released its second annual list of “The Most Popular Jobs and Companies for College Graduates.” It ranks the top 10 companies that hire the greatest number of recent college graduates and the most-coveted entry-level positions, as well as the median salaries for those roles.

Amazon landed No. 1 on the list of most popular companies hiring recent graduates, which has “…hired twice as many 2017 graduates as any other company on the list,” according to the LinkedIn list.

Here are the top 10 companies hiring recent college graduates:

  1. Amazon
  2. EY
  3. Oracle
  4. Lockheed Martin
  5. Insight Global
  6. IBM
  7. Vanguard
  8. Enterprise Holdings
  9. Deloitte
  10. Accenture

The most popular jobs cover a wide array of fields, but there were a few communications-related positions that made the top 10.

For recent college graduates, account executive came in at No. 3 on the list, with a median salary of $75,000. Marketing coordinator ($45,000) landed at No.6, and account manager ($67,000) earned the No. 9 spot.

For context, here is a full list of the most popular entry-level jobs and their median salaries:

  1. Software engineer—$95,000
  2. Administrative assistant—$38,600
  3. Account executive—$75,000
  4. Recruiter—$57,000
  5. Financial analyst—$65,000
  6. Marketing coordinator—$45,000
  7. Research analyst—$34,500
  8. Business analyst—$72,000
  9. Account manager—$67,000
  10. Project engineer—$73,000

If you do earn an interview, make sure to polish your skills.

Looking to land one of these jobs or work for one of these organizations? Here are a few choice positions:

Account executive, Amazon Media Group—Amazon (Illinois)

Entry-level recruiter / account executive—Insight Global (North Carolina)

IBM Security performance marketing professional – social media strategist—IBM (Texas)

Marketing strategist—Vanguard (Pennsylvania)

Account manager—CollegeHumor (New York)

Integrated marketing coordinator—BBC Worldwide (New York)

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

Freelance motion graphics designer—Ragan Consulting Group (Illinois)

Account manager—Muck Rack (New York)

Senior coordinator, email marketing—Youth Villages (Tennessee)

Communications representative—Jackson EMC (Georgia)

Inside sales coordinator—Muck Rack (New York or remote)

Senior public relations coordinator—Youth Villages (Tennessee)

Account director—GS&F (Tennessee)

Content marketing manager—Gartner (Oregon)

Director of communications, student affairs—Duke University (North Carolina)

Product marketing manager, SMB marketing—Google (China)

Product marketing manager—McGraw-Hill Education (Ohio)

Public relations and marketing specialist—George Mason University(Virginia)

Senior public relations manager—Cision (United Kingdom)

Retail marketing manager—Under Armour (Canada)

PR and content manager—Zumba (Florida)

Junior social media manager—BCV (Illinois)

Head of consumer product marketing—Instagram (California)

Public relations manager—Walden University (Minnesota)

Senior marketing manager, brand commercialization—ALDO (Canada)

Marketing specialist—Adobe (United Kingdom)

Marketing director—United Way Worldwide (Indiana)

Public relations specialist—Mattress Firm (Texas)

Senior public relations manager—Marketo (Colorado)

Marketing specialist—UAB University Relations (Alabama)

If you have a position you’d like to see highlighted in PR Daily’s weekly jobs post, or if you’re searching for career opportunities, RaganJobs.com is the perfect place to find or post high-quality job openings.

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