The average salary for a Journalist in United Kingdom is £23,882.
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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.
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Popular Skills for Journalist
Skills in Editing and Video Editing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Copywriting, Online Research and Technical Writing.
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 £19,920 based on 31 salaries. An early career Journalist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £20,860 based on 181 salaries. A mid-career Journalist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £25,625 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Journalist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £33,888 based on 56 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £36,348.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Journalist in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 7.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Manchester, England: Manchester (0.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh (16.3% less) and Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (14.2% less).
Years of Experience
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