The average salary for a Mid-Career Reporter with Social Media Optimization skills is $51,993.
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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. 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, writin…Read more
- 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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Popular Skills for Reporter
Oral / Verbal Communication
Skills that pay less than market rate include Video Editing, Writing Procedures & Documentation, Oral / Verbal Communication, Online Research and Editing.
Pay by Experience Level for Reporter
An entry-level Reporter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $30,504 based on 12 salaries. An early career Reporter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $36,203 based on 201 salaries. An experienced Reporter with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,450 based on 27 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $51,500.
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