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Reporters and Correspondents

Job Information

Collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation. Report and write stories for newspaper, news magazine, radio, or television.


  • Competition will be keen for jobs at large metropolitan and national newspapers, broadcast stations, and magazines; small publications and broadcast stations and online newspapers and magazines should provide the best opportunities.
  • Most employers prefer individuals with a bachelor's degree in journalism or mass communications and experience gained at school newspapers or broadcasting stations or through internships with news organizations.
  • Jobs often involve long, irregular hours and pressure to meet deadlines.


Personality I'm creative
Salary $34,870/yr ($17.44/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Bachelors