Having a media job means to have a profession in one of the following domains:
Communication: mass media, multimedia, digital or electronic media, news media and many more. In communication industry, the main ingredient is the transmission through diverse means of information and data collected in various ways.
Media Plus: this is a European Union program meant to help its members reflect their identity and heritage.
IT: creating various means of data storage and software for playing music and videos and introducing new mediums to play music or podcasts over internet and even store them on web.
However, most of you will think about the communication type of media anyway, so let's take a look at your options if you want to work in this industry. I came up with the following areas of interest after doing some research:
Advertising media jobs: this type of communication is intended to convince the public to purchase the promoted product. It is a type of communication that probably dates back further than the Ancient Egypt where the first ads were discovered. Throughout history, it was the seller himself advertising the goods, but today the job belongs to dedicated advertising agencies that make promotional schemes and various marketing plans to increase sales. According to an international survey, in 2010, an amount of 500 billion US dollar was spent in advertising media.
Mass media jobs: it refers to all the means of communication (news papers, radio, television, Internet, and it also refer to the organization of these means). One could work for any of these, and perform various tasks, according to their qualifications.
Multimedia jobs: communication incorporating various elements: text, images, moving images, sound.
Broadcast media: sharing visual and audio content, using various means. It means sharing the information with a large audience; there is also narrowcasting: sharing with a narrow audience (like the aviation).
Digital media: the devices used to store the data. One can work in developing such devices.
Print media jobs: newspapers, magazines or canvas, because it involves anything printed using ink and appropriate tools.
News media: channels focus on delivering only current news to the public. The character of this news is of general interest.
Published media jobs: published media makes all the information easily available for everyone. This includes blogs and pamphlets, that otherwise have no chance of meeting the public, even if the audience might be interested in that information or should know it.
Hypermedia: it refers to the entire Internet really; one could be a web designer for instance, for an online newspaper or for any other site delivering interesting, useful information or data. Internet is the most powerful and widely reached media source. Millions and millions of people get on to internet to search for information. Some example to job opportunities that internet provides are content writer, developer, search engine optimization etc.
Social media: communication done through social interaction; it uses highly accessible publishing techniques. There many social media websites like Facebook, Google +, Twitter where anyone can easily communicate with the entire world or with a single person who is sitting in other part of the world.
With so many different and interesting ways of communication, the media industry has a large spectrum of occupations that could sparkle the interest of anybody. The basic things you should possess are: talent, intelligence (your own) and access to information that can be of public interest. Reasonably, maybe speaking directly to the masses is a scary thing to do for you, but you still want to be part of this industry; there are a lot of behind the scene jobs that help the industry go on (cameramen, editors, working in a publishing agency, all kinds of technicians and so on). However, for most of these behind the scenes jobs you need special training and atleast some experience to get in.