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Journalism Jobs Abroad

Is there any employment in the world more affected by continuously changing systems of communication and technology than journalism? What began as daily local newspapers has blossomed into a highly complex web of digitized audio, video, and written content fulfilling our society’s need for constant up-to-date information about current events. What is more, the field is increasingly global, making journalism jobs abroad both exciting and realistic prospects for ambitious journalists everywhere.

Why Work Abroad in Journalism

Journalism has always been an invaluable component of the checks and balances of the free world, keeping citizens continuously informed and keeping those in power honest. As the world continues to globalize faster than ever and mass media communications of all types is becoming efficiently streamlined, the potential exists for journalists to work from anywhere in the world and speak to anyone anywhere in the world. Innovative websites, traditional newspapers, and mass media outlets alike are in constant need of English speaking reporters to fill this niche, hence journalism jobs abroad are plentiful.


What area would you like to report on? As a traveling reporter you can take your pick of journalism jobs abroad based on what type of journalism interests you. If you are interested in fashion, check out journalism jobs in Paris or Milan. If entertainment is your thing, maybe try your hand at jobs in New York or London. Politics? Freedom of press is an important social issue that is increasingly valuable to vulnerable regions, such as nations in Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. Simply stated, with today’s incredibly efficient levels of communication, technology, and transportation, the world is your playground when searching for a journalism job abroad.

Keep in mind however that journalism and freedom of speech are not as revered in many places as they are in the West. In politically opaque or unstable countries (such as many of those in the developing world), journalists are often censored and the profession can even become dangerous if you are reporting on sensitive issues, such as government corruption. Journalism is an adventurous profession to begin with, and often controversial, so when choosing a destination, don’t forget what limitations it might come with.

English speaking channels of journalism are becoming increasingly popular all over the world, so there is an abundance of potential journalism jobs abroad for native speakers to land. Asia is perhaps the biggest current market. As many Asian countries continue to catch up to the developed world, journalism is becoming an increasingly important element of stable society. The world’s largest continent, which is home to over 4 billion people, offers traveling journalists fantastic opportunities to work abroad in Asia and experience a diversity of landscapes and cultures.

Journalism Jobs Abroad

In an information-dependent world continuously crowded by blogs, social media, and other systems of sharing, the definition of a “job” in journalism has become quite arbitrary. It is possible to make money in any of these realms, so let’s narrow the field down to a few of the most enticing types of jobs abroad.

First, it is possible to find employment as a reporter for a large international news company. Most major news sources have gone digital by now in one way or another, making them accessible to a large and diverse global audience. As such there is a growing demand to create content and report information that is relevant for readers from all over the world. The biggest outlets (think New York Times, BBC, Al Jazeera, etc.) usually require a degree in journalism or a related field as well as relevant professional experience for your application to be considered.

Beyond the major world news sources, there are a large variety of magazines, websites, and local national news companies which fill specific niches in the world of journalism. If you are a dedicated worker, have good reading and writing skills, and are willing to travel around the world as part of your employment, then finding a journalism job abroad with any such company can be a personally and professional rewarding venture.

There are plenty of potential journalism jobs abroad open to journalists and writers from all around the world, so all you have to do is start looking. First and foremost, browse through GoAbroad’s listings and you’ll begin to get a good sense of the type of work available for foreign journalists.


If you obtain a journalism job abroad, you will be able to travel the world while reporting on important events and experiences. It is hard to imagine a more exciting prospect then throwing away your safety net and leaping out into the world to write about what you see. However, also remember that it can be very challenging to adapt to other cultures, and not everywhere is safe for journalists. If it is adventure you crave, then adventure you shall receive while working as a journalist abroad!

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