The following organizations can provide valuable resources on careers in broadcasting. Some of these organizations have their own Job Banks to assist both employers and people searching for jobs:
State Broadcasting Associations: – Many states have statewide associations, similar to MAB, which represent the interests of the stations in the state.
AAJA: The Asian American Journalists Association seeks to increase employment of Asian American print and broadcast journalists; assist high school and college students pursuing journalism careers; encourage fair, sensitive and accurate news coverage of Asian American issues; and provide support for Asian American journalists.
AEJMC: The Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication focuses on the teaching, practice, study and research of broadcast news as a profession.
AES: The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology.
AWC: The Association for Women in Communications is the one organization that recognizes the complex relationships that exist across communications disciplines.
AWRT: American Women in Radio and Television is a national, non-profit, professional organization of women and men who work in the electronic media and closely allied fields.
BEA: The Broadcast Education Association is the organization for professors, students and professionals involved in teaching and research related to radio, television and electronic media education.
CBI: College Broadcasters, Inc. represents students involved in radio, television, webcasting and other related media activities. They provide technical, legal, organizational promotional and political resources to members.
IBS: Intercollegiate Broadcasting System is an organization representing college and school-based Webcasting, closed-circuit, AM carrier-current, cable radio and FCC-licensed FM and AM stations.
IRTS: The International Radio and Television Society Foundation offers educational programs on electronic media for established and young professionals, students, professors, and other interested publics.
MAPB: Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters represents the public radio and TV stations in Michigan.
MIBTP: Minorities in Broadcasting Training Program.
NAB: The National Association of Broadcasters priority is to maintain a favorable governmental, legal and technological climate for the constantly evolving and dynamic business of free over-the-air broadcasting by representing the radio and television industries in Washington — before Congress, the FCC and federal agencies, the courts, and on the expanding international front.
NABJ: The National Association of Black Journalists is the largest media organization for people of color in the world.
NAHJ: The National Association of Hispanic Journalists is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry.
NAJA: The Native American Journalists Association’s primary goal is to improve communications among Native people and between Native Americans and the general public.
NBS and AERho: The National Broadcasting Society and Alpha Epsilon Rho have as their purpose to enhance the development of college and university students involved in telecommunications, broadcasting, cable and other electronic media.
Newslab: A non-profit resource for television newsrooms, focused on research and training.
NLGJA: The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association works from within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of lesbian and gay issues and opposes newsroom bias toward lesbians and gays and all other minorities.
NPPA: The National Press Photographers website.
Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project: An initiative by journalists from all media to clarify and raise the standards of American journalism.
The Poynter Institute: The Poynter Institute is a school for journalists, future journalists, and teachers of journalism.
RTDNA: The Radio Television Digital News Association.
RTNDF: The Radio and Television News Directors Foundation’s mission is to promote excellence in electronic journalism through research, education and professional training in four principal program areas: journalistic ethics and practices; the impact of technological change on electronic journalism; the role of electronic news in politics and public policy; and cultural diversity in the electronic journalism profession.
Reporter.org: Resources for journalists, including specific beat-related links.
SBE: The Society of Broadcast Engineers is a non-profit organization serving the interests of Broadcast Engineers.