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Occupation Profile for Reporters and Correspondents

Collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation. Report and write stories for newspaper, news magazine, radio, or television.

 
 
 

 
 
Overview
$33,470.00 Median Annual Wage 2,000 Average Job Openings Per Year
3.5 Average Unemployment Percentage 1.3 Percentage That Completed High School
59,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 13.6 Percentage That Had Some College
60,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 85.1 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
Anchor
Art Critic
Book Critic
Book Reviewer
Broadcast Journalist
Bureau Chief
Bureau Reporter
Business Reporter
Business Writer
Columnist
Consumer Reporter
Copy Editor
Correspondent
Court Reporter
Courtroom Reporter
Critic
Cub Reporter
Desk Reporter
Dramatic Critic
Editor
Editorial Writer
Education Reporter
Feature Reporter
Feature Writer
Film Critic
Financial Writer
Food Critic
Foreign Correspondent
General Assignment Reporter
General Assignment Television News Reporter
Headline Writer
Health and Medical Reporter
Investigative Reporter
Journalist
Law Reporter
Leg Man
Magazine Journalist
Magazine Writer
Managing Editor
Marine Reporter
Market News Reporter
Market Reporter
Media Analyst
Meteorologist
Motion Picture Critic
Movie Critic
Music Critic
Music Journalist
News Correspondent
News Director
News Editor
News Producer
News Reporter
News Specialist
News Writer
Newspaper Columnist
Newspaper Correspondent
Newspaper Journalist
Newspaper Reporter
Newspaper Writer
Photographer
Police Reporter
Political Reporter
Press Writer
Print Journalist
Producer
Radio News Writer
Reporter
Society Reporter
Sports Analyst
Sports Anchor
Sports Editor
Sports Journalist
Sports Reporter
Sports Writer
Staff Reporter
Staff Writer
Television Anchor
Television News Anchor (TV News Anchor)
Television News Reporter
Television Reporter (TV Reporter)
Travel Writer
Videographer
Weather Anchor
Weekend Anchor

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Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Core — Transmit news stories or reporting information from remote locations, using equipment such as satellite phones, telephones, fax machines, or modems.
  • Core — Determine a story's emphasis, length, and format, and organize material accordingly.
  • Supplemental — Present live or recorded commentary via broadcast media.
  • Core — Research and analyze background information related to stories in order to be able to provide complete and accurate information.
  • Supplemental — Conduct taped or filmed interviews or narratives.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
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