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
Career pathway planner
Starting out
Starting out

Get into the journalism industry and learn how to write for print, broadcast and digital media. This self-paced course has no prerequisites so you can get started at any time.

Moving up in the industry
Moving up in the industry

Develop your specialist writing skills for digital and traditional media and become a qualified journalist with one of these nationally recognised university degrees.

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