The average pay for a Staff Writer is £9.45 per hour.
The average pay for a Staff Writer is £21,186 per year.
|Salary||£15,741 - £26,339|
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|£15,854 - £26,599|
Job Description for Staff Writer
Staff writers are usually hired by organizations that create some form of written media for customers or consumers. Typically, media outlets that report news in some field (such as technology, sports, and health care) employ one or more staff writers. Regular news outlets and magazines also often refer to reporters and story creators as staff writers as well.Read More...
Typically, a staff writer writes and formats assignments according to protocols established by their employer. For some staff writers on the web, this can involve some minor HTML formatting and other computer work. The stories may be original content assigned by an editor, ideas pitched by the writer, or even “pushed” material such as press releases. For most employers requiring web content, the staff writer may be expected to generate multiple stories of varying length daily. These stories must fit the voice of the employer or media organization. Some staff writers may be able to submit and publish directly, while others are expected to channel all work through a content department and editing process.
To work as a staff writer, a person typically must show a strong educational background in written disciplines (such as a bachelor's degrees or more in journalism or English) and previous experience. In some specialized fields, employers typically prefer expertise within the subject matter. Staff writers' hours may vary depending on the needs of their employer, and they may work in an office, from home, and/or reporting in the field. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
- Write informative, professional material for print or online media sources.
- Use word processing programs and content management systems to curate material.
- Adhere to strict deadlines and produce quality content quickly.
- Perform journalistic research and conduct interviews as needed.
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