The average pay for a Reporter with writing skills is $14.25 per hour.
The average pay for a Reporter with writing skills is $38,444 per year.
|Salary||$23,490 - $58,619|
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|$22,860 - $57,554|
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Job Description for Reporter
A reporter investigates and writes stories about various events and happenings in the world. Most reporters are employed by news organizations, although there are some who are employed by specific companies that wish to create stories in-house; others work as freelance writers.Read More...
A reporter's medium has a significant impact on their daily duties. For example, if the reporter works for a broadcast media outlet such as television or radio, their time is often split among researching stories, writing copy, filming interviews and B-roll, and working with editors, among other tasks. Reporters who work for print media, such as newspapers and magazines, spend their time researching, writing, and working with editors, among other tasks. Reporters across outlets - including web-only ventures - are frequently tasked with posting updates to their website, as well as "additional" content such as podcasts and videos.
The environment in which a reporter work is generally determined by their medium. Reporters generally spend part of their time in an office setting and part of their time on the site of stories, collecting information, interviews, and (as required) photos and videos.
Most employers prefer reporters have a bachelor's degree in mass communication, journalism, or a related field. In addition, specialist knowledge about a given topic area, be it a local region or a specialty such as health or entertainment, is often required. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
- Meet daily and long term story deadlines.
- Participate in editorial meetings and pitch story ideas.
- Discover, research and follow up on leads.
- Cover beat and other assignments.
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