I got offered a job as a journalist/writer in a reputable digital media website. I want to know what the benefits are for starting a career in journalism related to the startup scene. How can this help me in the short/long run? How can I make the most out of it?
Meet people. Entrepreneurs, marketers, investors. Meet enough of them and you become their matchmaker as well as promoter.
And if you pay attention to what's going on, then you might end up their advisor too.
I ran several sites in this space and I know a fair amount about it. I used to hire people like yourself and I had this conversation a lot of times. There are a lot of ways this can really help you build solid network that you can use to vault into other positions. I've seen some people do this really well and other people do this really poorly and get stuck writing press releases forever (which isn't necessarily awful, but was not their goal). There are huge ways that journalism skills are impacting marketing these days. This is definitely worth a call if you would like to do so.