NEWS ANALYSTS, REPORTERS & JOURNALISTS

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Narrate or write news stories, reviews, or commentary for print, broadcast, or other communications media such as newspapers, magazines, radio, or television. May collect and analyze information through interview, investigation, or observation.

OTHER JOB TITLES

Anchor, News Anchor, News Reporter, Radio News Anchor, Radio Talk Show Host, Reporter, Staff Writer, Television News Anchor (TV News Anchor), Television News Reporter, Television Reporter (TV Reporter)

JOB TASKS

  • Write commentaries, columns, or scripts, using computers.

  • Coordinate and serve as an anchor on news broadcast programs.

  • Examine news items of local, national, and international significance to determine topics to address, or obtain assignments from editorial staff members.

  • Analyze and interpret news and information received from various sources to broadcast the information.

  • Receive assignments or evaluate leads or tips to develop story ideas.

ANNUAL SALARY

  • Workers on average earn $22.25/hr. – $46,270 annual.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029) Little or no change
  • Projected job openings (2019-2029) 4300

REQUIRED EDUCATION

High school diploma/GED, Bachelors Degree

LOCAL CAREER SPOTLIGHT

JARED CARRABIS

Podcast Host/Blogger

Lots of people started blogs in high school, but I was passionate about mine. I did all the requisite things; I went to college, majored in business administration, but then there was real life. I started my own podcast. I talked about what I love — baseball. I kept at it until an employer noticed my work and took a shot on me. I do a little bit of everything in the content world: blogs, podcasts, videos, Sirius XM radio, social media. I have tremendous creative freedom and I love that, but I also need to create new content every day which pretty much means my personal life is nonexistent. That’s a sacrifice, but I don’t care. It’s hard for people to understand that this is a 24/7 gig where you’re essentially always on call, always doing something to create new content on some platform. You must be ready, be reliable, and be responsive. Our podcast is number one in its category. I take great pride in that and the long hours are well worth it!

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