Find your career
in Times Square.

NYC24 | March 13-16 | Marriott Marquis

NYC24: Media pros tell you how to steal their jobs

CMA’s next college media convention happens in the heart of Manhattan – the media capital of the world.

Meet reporters, editors, broadcasters, podcasters, digital marketers, nonprofit content producers, public relations managers, and many other media pros whose jobs you don’t even know exist. Yet.

NYC24 is all about your future. Learn career development from those who already have the career you want.

Pro Con is short for “professional connections.” It’s an entire floor dedicated to sessions, meetings, consultations, and critiques from media employees and managers who have the jobs you might want one day.

These include mock job interviews and resume/portfolio reviews by media managers who currently hire employees.

Besides job-interviewing skills, learn the latest in leadership trends from managers and directors who use these tactics every day in their own workplaces, both large and small. 

NYC24 is the first college media convention to laser-focus on the eight Career Readiness Competencies

  1. Career & Self-Development
  2. Communication
  3. Critical Thinking
  4. Equity & Inclusion
  5. Leadership
  6. Professionalism
  7. Teamwork
  8. Technology

Each session and special event at NYC24 is color-coded to at least two of these competencies. In total, all eight competencies will be represented more than 100 times between March 13 and 16, in more than 200 encounters.

General and specific skills

While NYC24 focuses on media-related jobs – which the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates will total 114,300 openings per year through 2032 – students will leave Manhattan with career-readiness skills suitable for all professions.

Are all competencies equal?

A 2022 survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers revealed 96.8% of students and 95.6% of employers “cite Communication as the most important competency” – and communication is what NYC24 and media is all about.


Early-bird registration opens Jan. 3. Check back here for the link.

Not a CMA member? Join now and register for NYC24 – it’s like getting your first year for free and then some.

Pre-convention workshops are Wednesday, March 13. Get three hours of detailed learning on a singular topic delivered by an expert for $75. Details posted here by Dec. 15. (If you have a pre-con idea, submit it here before Nov. 30.)

NYC24 will put you squarely in the middle of everything.

The New York Marriott Marquis is the only hotel in Times Square and one of the most spacious in the city.

The four-star hotel is next door to the theater district and within a mile of Central Park, the Empire State Building, and most Manhattan attractions.

NYC24 discount rates

Must reserve by Feb. 20 to lock in these rates…

These rates include free wifi throughout the hotel – meeting space, lobby, your room. The regular rate for these same dates is $500 to $523 and doesn’t include wifi.

Free in-room wifi provided with a free Marriott Bonvoy account