Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Journalist is $30,923
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Journalists?
An early career Journalist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $39,571 based on 304 salaries. A mid-career Journalist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,352 based on 111 salaries. An experienced Journalist with 10-19 …Read more
What Do Journalists Do?
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 …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.