The average pay for a News Analyst, Reporter or Correspondent is $51,294 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$29,233 - $99,362
MEDIAN: $51,293

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$29,233 - $99,362  
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$29,421 - $98,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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Job Description for News Analyst, Reporter or Correspondent

News analysts, reporters or correspondents help produce and publish the news in a variety of media, including print publications, television, radio and the Internet, among others. They conduct research, interview subjects, gather images and video as needed, and produce stories that are ready for an editor to review. They must be able to translate complex news items to a broader audience, ensuring that news is clear, easy to understand and informative. News analysts, reporters and correspondents often work indoors in an office setting to contact sources, newsmakers and their editorial colleagues, as well as produce their stories and answer questions throughout the editing process. However, these professionals often go “into the field” to gather or report on emerging news stories and conduct interviews as well. Some travel is generally required for this position, which may include filing stories or conducting live or pre-recorded segments from the field.


News Analyst, Reporter or Correspondent Tasks

  • Interview sources.
  • Write or produce blog posts, video, audio and other media as assigned.
  • Report on news on assigned beat.
  • Attend editorial and other meetings.
  • Follow up on leads and current events.

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Experience Affects News Analyst, Reporter or Correspondent Salaries

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Years of Experience

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1-4 years
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 14%