The average salary for a Journalist in New Zealand is NZ$49,436.
Is Journalist your job title? Find out what you should be paid
Use our tool to get a personalized report on your market worth.What's this?
NZ$38k - NZ$75k
NZ$0 - NZ$3k
NZ$37k - NZ$72k
Your Market Worth Over Time
How has your pay changed over time for your market? Find out by taking our salary quiz.
Job Description for Journalist
A journalist carries out research to create news articles. These news articles may be published online or in a newspaper or a magazine. In other cases, the journalist’s stories will be broadcast on television or radio. The journalist will be responsible for looking for articles that are relevant and will grip the audience’s attention. It may be a necessary process to pitch the story idea to management prior to the research being carried out. The journalist should look for leads by gathering ti…Read more
- Collect and interpret facts about news events through interviews, investigations, and observation.
- Work with news editor and reporters to generate new content.
- Review and edit copy.
- Report and write stories for newspapers, magazines, radio, television, or the internet.
Journalist Job Listings
Search for more jobs
Popular Skills for Journalist
Skills that pay less than market rate include Video Editing, Online Research, Copywriting, Technical Writing and Editing.
Pay by Experience Level for Journalist
An entry-level Journalist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of NZ$40,946 based on 5 salaries. An early career Journalist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of NZ$46,519 based on 47 salaries. A mid-career Journalist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of NZ$59,994 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Journalist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of NZ$60,359 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of NZ$67,407.
Years of Experience
This data is based on 91 survey responses.
Related Job Salaries
NZ$41k - NZ$91k
NZ$41k - NZ$90k
NZ$41k - NZ$75k
NZ$35k - NZ$79k
NZ$51k - NZ$90k
NZ$48k - NZ$78k
NZ$38k - NZ$75k
NZ$39k - NZ$62k
NZ$51k - NZ$87k
NZ$50k - NZ$87k