Journalist

Journalist

Journalists research, write, and present articles and content for print, broadcast or electronic media. Depending on your specific role and area of specialisation, your responsibilities as a Journalist may also include compiling advertorials and liaising with camera operators.

The average salary of a Journalist is $51,072 per annum.

Salary range
Average salary $51,072
salary range
$45,734
$51,072
$56,409
Source: SEEK
Projected job growth
10% by 2020
10%
2015
2020
Source: joboutlook.gov.au
Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as a Journalist are:
NSW
NSW 38.5%
VIC
VIC 27.1%
QLD
QLD 19%
Source: joboutlook.gov.au

Key skills required

The top skills for a Journalist are:
  • Able to write clear, concise, objective and accurate material quickly
  • Good general knowledge
  • Interested in current events
  • Aptitude to learn keyboard and shorthand skills
  • Able to speak clearly when working on television and radio
Source: myfuture.edu.au
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