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News Analysts, Reporters, & Journalists

Also called: Anchor, News Anchor, News Reporter, Reporter

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What they do:
Narrate or write news stories, reviews, or commentary for print, broadcast, or other communications media such as newspapers, magazines, radio, or television. May collect and analyze information through interview, investigation, or observation.
On the job, you would:
  • Write commentaries, columns, or scripts, using computers.
  • Coordinate and serve as an anchor on news broadcast programs.
  • Examine news items of local, national, and international significance to determine topics to address, or obtain assignments from editorial staff members.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Communications
  • multimedia
  • telecommunications
Safety and Government
  • law and government
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • create new and original ideas

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Achievement/Effort

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
  • Microsoft SQL Server Hot Technology
Video creation and editing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe After Effects Hot Technology
  • YouTube Hot Technology
Analytical or scientific software
  • IBM SPSS Statistics Hot Technology
  • Statistical analysis software

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)

Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$49,300
$25,510
$127,370

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