The average pay for a Reporter, Newspaper is $33,736 per year.

$23,327 - $67,783
(Median)
$23K
$34K
$68K
MEDIAN: $33,736
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$10.36 - $18.81
(Median)
$10
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$23,327 - $67,783  
   
Bonus
$1,250  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,882 - $51,095  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 108
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.36 - $18.81  
   
Overtime
$16.05 - $26.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$1,250  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$22,882 - $51,095  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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Job Description for Reporter, Newspaper

A newspaper reporter's job involves assessing the relevance of events and writing engaging, readable stories based upon these happenings. Typically a newspaper will assign reporters to specialties, such as local or national news, various political beats, sports, and business. The reporter works within his or her specialty to help report news as it happens, and he or she is expected to be accurate and adhere to common journalistic practices and ethics. Because of the commercial nature of newspapers as a medium, however, many employers will expect their reporters to find stories that sell papers.

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Reporter, Newspaper Tasks

  • Review copy and correct errors in content, grammar, and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.
  • Report and write news stories for publication, describing the background and details of events.
  • Arrange interviews with people who can provide information about a particular story.
  • Generate and follow through with story ideas.

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Reporter, Newspaper Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Reporter, Newspaper Salaries

writing
up arrow 4%

Editing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$32,000

Reporting
up arrow 10%

Photography
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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