The average salary for a Reporter, Newspaper is $35,559.
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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 newspape…Read more
Reporter, Newspaper Tasks
- Arrange interviews with people who can provide information about a particular story.
- Generate and follow through with story ideas.
- 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.
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Popular Skills for Reporter, Newspaper
Skills in Online Research, Video Editing and Technical Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe InDesign and Editing.
Pay by Experience Level for Reporter, Newspaper
An entry-level Reporter, Newspaper with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $27,424 based on 17 salaries. An early career Reporter, Newspaper with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $34,090 based on 104 salaries. A mid-career Reporter, Newspaper with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40,580 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Reporter, Newspaper with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,799 based on 30 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $50,000.
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