Top Journalist Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Journalist. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Journalist resumes they appeared on. For example, 21.6% of Journalist resumes contained News Stories as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Journalist actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Journalist resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. News Stories

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Here's how News Stories is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Covered investigative and community news stories and contributed photographs for publication in the weekly print and online publications.
  • Conducted interviews among diverse populations, accurately captured information, in engaging news stories.
  • Recorded, edited news stories using professional editing software for online publication.
  • Reported on sensational breaking news stories for a daily metropolitan newspaper.
  • Conducted in-person interviews to gather relevant information for news stories.
  • Write stories for web publication.- Conduct/edit interviews- Research/Report news stories
  • Recorded, edited, wrote, and produced news stories in Spanish and English on a daily basis for news broadcasting.
  • Covered local news stories, board meetings, wrote weekly fashion column, sports coverage, varied assignments from the editor.
  • Developed news stories with a team of several journalists that emphasized local stories in the East Lansing, Michigan community.
  • Researched and wrote investigative business news stories as staff journalist for BusinessWeek, Red Herring, InformationWeek, and other publications
  • Produced interactive content for websites, wrote in-depth news stories, created online video segments and managed discussions forums.
  • Gather information and present it in a written or spoken form in news stories, feature articles or documentaries.
  • Worked closely with producers to research ideas, set up interviews, and produce compelling related news stories.
  • Conducted interviews in order to produce hard news stories, features, and digital pieces for the newspaper.
  • Conducted real estate market researches, wrote factually correct, concise and engaging news stories within tight deadlines.
  • Conducted interviews, covered events, wrote profiles, features, news stories, and narrative reportage.
  • Interviewed, wrote, researched and reported hard news stories five days a week on strict deadlines.
  • Generated news stories and photographs by interviews and on scene activities for both military and local newspapers.
  • Cover all sorts of news stories, but specialize in areas such as community and politics.
  • Presented with a three-minute news block three times a day to fill with relevant news stories.

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2. Web Content

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Here's how Web Content is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Experience writing articles and features, web content, newspaper specialty publications, column, newsletters and short stories.
  • Create, update and manage digital online web content for each client and their respective YouTube channels.
  • Edit copy for magazines, newsletters, television spots, web content, and other projects.
  • Updated web content including blogs, photos, stories to further engage Register readers.
  • Author freelance print and web content for commercial and equine publications/websites.
  • Managed proofreading of all web content.
  • Created web content using WordPress.
  • author of technical papers and publications - managing of a web content provider 15.
  • Designed Web content for women's Web site www.soneraplaza.net/ellit.

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3. Daily Newspaper

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Here's how Daily Newspaper is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Researched and wrote articles about domestic politics for daily newspapers
  • Covered local government for daily newspapers.
  • Created in the 1980s an enormously popular television column as local and national TV critic at the daily newspapers in Syracuse.
  • Managed as Chief Editor the Political Department of a top national daily newspaper specialized in politics & finances -15 reporters.
  • Produced daily newspaper aboard a battleship, writing stories and performing layout and design work.
  • Created and launched the nation's first weekly biotechnology section in a daily newspaper.
  • Covered variety of beats for daily newspapers, including session of the Alaska Legislature.
  • Based in Singapore, the paper is Asia's oldest English-language daily newspaper.
  • Create graphics, illustrations and page designs for a daily newspaper.
  • Edited daily newspaper for depth, style, and quality.
  • Researched and wrote articles for the daily newspaper and website Conducted interviews and covered important events in Moscow and for Metro International
  • Reported on city culture, courts and crime and city politics at this daily newspaper covering the region of Alicante.
  • Reported on city culture, courts and crime and city politics for this daily newspaper covering Murcia and Alicante.
  • Reported breaking news and took pictures for stories, live OBJECTIVE events and assigned stories for a daily newspaper.
  • Staff reporter for the business section of The San Juan Star, Puerto Rico's English language daily newspaper.
  • Worked as an award winning reporter at daily newspapers and other publications in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan.
  • Covered wide range of national events for a daily newspaper including politics, foreign affairs, and socio-economic issues
  • Covered politics, criminal news, and socio-economic issues for a daily newspaper

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4. Online Publication

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Here's how Online Publication is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Reported stories for television broadcast and online publication.
  • Cultivated leads for weekly/online publication.
  • Contributed weekly articles, news reports and industry profiles to the Front Office Sports online publication in a part-time role.
  • Produced original written and visual content daily for print and online publications that reached an average of 150,000 readers daily.
  • Work with editors to publish and edit breaking news, weekly articles, and multimedia content for online publication.
  • Covered House, Senate and gubernatorial races in 12 states for print and online publications.

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5. Video Production

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Here's how Video Production is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Advised staff on script writing and video productions on public affairs issues.
  • Operated Teleprompters for film productions, video productions, live shows and live network uplinks.
  • Updated and created two Fort Campbell post-wide video productions to specific target audiences with influential key messages.
  • Researched, coordinated and produced 240 video productions showcasing the U.S. military's missions in Afghanistan.
  • Write scripts for on air movie reviews each week and aid in video production.
  • Oversee all aspects of video production.

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6. Topics

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Here's how Topics is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Covered auto-industry and new-vehicle news, cutting-edge consumer and military technology; and luxury lifestyle topics.
  • Work with various agencies/organizations to disseminate information about a board variety of community related topics.
  • Proposed interesting topics for publication and received writing assignments from the editor.
  • Contributed editorial features on culturally significant topics including economics, politics and technology
  • Contributed with articles and photographs biannually, on various topics including campus updates, student interviews and updates from the Student Union
  • Interviewed political figures, entertainment celebrities, and experts in various fields to cover topics of interest to our newspaper audience.
  • Researched, wrote and edited articles for publication on a range of topics, including the San Francisco tech industry.
  • Produced quality packages on a variety of topics including crime, government announcements and the global financial crises within deadlines.
  • Entailed such coverage topics as gubernatorial elections, murder trials, legislative and parole issues, and press conferences.
  • Composed at minimum one article per week related to community concerns, school announcements, and topics of interest.
  • Write news articles with Asia business related topics including financial industry, global trade, political economy, etc.
  • Keep records of the current event topics spoken by the board members during the weekly reunions in the Assembly.
  • Research, formatting, and fact finding relative to topics reported that reached a growing demographics in North Texas.
  • Published news, previews, reviews, and videos across a wide-variety of topics on the Fearless Radio website.
  • Author daily reports on a wide variety of topics, focusing on local city issues, programs and events.
  • Perform extensive research on all topics in order to remain fully informed of pertinent issues in the respective fields.
  • Developed stories in print for publication on a variety of topics and interests for American Media Inc owned publications.
  • Authored more than 20 articles on various topics ranging from social media development and entertainment to editorial commentary.
  • Reported on a wide variety of news topics, did research and conducted interviews with artists and personalities.
  • Researched and wrote stories on many topics involving news events, entertainment, lifestyle and human interest stories.

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7. Press Releases

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Here's how Press Releases is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Collaborated ideas with media relations director for press releases.
  • Authored newsletters, blog postings, and press releases to communicate company news and trends and increase client visibility.
  • Communicated the Navy's message to off-base population using press releases, interviews with base officials and base tours.
  • Created press releases and packets, as well as related written articles for both Afghan and international consumption.
  • Assisted with the production of public service announcements (PSA) and writing of press releases.
  • Drafted press releases, catalogs, brochures, and public service announcements to promote university programs.
  • Create press releases in relationship with various agencies and organizations to both gather and disperse information.
  • Generated media advisories and press releases for events and operations to market to targeted media outlets.
  • Researched and wrote press releases, covered news events, and produced photos and written captions.
  • Created and distributed press releases to local media outlets to publicize facilities services and events.
  • Seek out and investigated stories via your contacts, press releases and other media.
  • Researched and verified press releases, media alerts from law enforcement and scanner traffic.
  • Cover local events, translate city council press releases related to the Latino community.
  • Gathered information from press releases, social media, and outside media sources.
  • Received the opportunity to research and create press releases due to my performance
  • Prepared and wrote articles and press releases related to the documentaries.
  • Covered public and private events, and developed press releases.
  • Assist in development of press releases and newsletters.
  • Proofread, rewrite headlines and press releases.
  • Create press releases for weekly data releases.

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8. Facebook

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Here's how Facebook is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Contributed video footage and pictures to the website/newspaper and assisted in Facebook updates.
  • Manage community engagement via social media platform, including Facebook and Twitter
  • Utilized multiple social media outlets including Facebook and Twitter.
  • Utilized Facebook to provide additional content to articles
  • Implemented articles to social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare to increase viewership through concise Post Blasts.
  • Shoot, script and post video and photography content to nine Patch sites Market content using Twitter and Facebook.
  • Created and designed a website/Facebook page where I distributed recent news, pictures, stats, and post-game reports
  • Produced, managed and promoted university news content through social media marketing on Twitter and Facebook pages.
  • Applied micro-blogging to promote Campus Circle's current articles and increased fan base on Twitter and Facebook.
  • Use social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to increased content exposure.
  • Meet article deadlines, and share articles using Facebook, Twitter, and Google +.
  • Updated social media sites and communicated with readership through Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace.
  • Engage viewers throughout the day via social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Posted stories to the newspaper's website and shared stories via Facebook with readers.
  • Engage audience via social media (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, Tout).
  • Write copy and post stories of my own and others on Twitter and Facebook.
  • Monitor social media feeds including Twitter, Facebook, and in-house marketing feeds.
  • Maintain presence of company on social media networks (Facebook, Twitter).
  • Spawned a following for both myself and our publication on Facebook.
  • Managed Miami Dolphins social media platforms: Twitter and Facebook.

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9. Twitter

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Here's how Twitter is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Utilized social media including Twitter and blogging to engage readers.
  • Learned to update stories from the field using Twitter.
  • Initiated Twitter presence for Dancing With The Stars Radio.
  • Participated in experimental project documenting homelessness during a 24-hour period on Twitter.
  • Assisted in creating content on Twitter, totaling 2,900 tweets/38 million impressions for InfoComm and 2,800 tweets/41 million impressions for ISE.
  • Gained almost 2,300 Twitter followers since launching in 2010, with more than 1.3 million engagements since the start of 2015.

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10. Multimedia

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Here's how Multimedia is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Constructed and edited web-published multimedia pieces that were featured on the university's athletic programs.
  • Produced several award-winning multimedia pieces and images for multiple sections of the Pacemaker newspaper.
  • Captured relative images to support the story Anchored online video content Skills Used Multimedia Journalism
  • Collaborate with seasoned radio staff to create and produce original multimedia projects.
  • Performed proper editing and timely delivery of all multimedia materials.
  • Produced stories and multimedia effects, while consistently meeting deadlines
  • May-AugustWorked on an award-winning publication as a multimedia journalist.
  • Studied multimedia journalism, including video and photography production.
  • Produce multimedia visual content for freelance documentary projects.
  • Produced, shot and edited multimedia videos
  • Researched and prepared stories and multimedia pieces by working closely with our Sports Editor to conceive and develop potential article topics.
  • Constructed multimedia packages to complement print stories, including photographs, and video pieces up to six minutes in length.
  • Organize a daily schedule for the news program and serve as editor improving the multimedia uses for the station.
  • Worked with group of reporters to gather news from around the community and create multimedia reports of the news.
  • Contributed to the layout, writing, and photography of a magazine produced by the same multimedia company.
  • Utilized desktop and electronic publishing, graphic design, page layout and multimedia software to help create content.
  • Utilized several multimedia and social media platforms, including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Google+ accounts.
  • Produced multimedia (video, photo galleries, and slide shows) for the company s website.
  • Provide a bi-weekly column for campus, local, and national sports using all aspects of multimedia.
  • Put together multimedia packages of the stories complete with audio, pictures and videos for online viewers.

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11. Adobe Photoshop

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Here's how Adobe Photoshop is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Created advertisements and edited photos using Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Editor and Adobe PageMaker.
  • Selected photos and color corrected for placement in graphics utilizing Adobe Photoshop.
  • Edited using QuarkXPress, Adobe Photoshop and Word.
  • Used Adobe PhotoShop to format photos for production, also occasionally used for photo-editing.
  • Experienced in using Adobe Photoshop and digital photography.
  • Utilized adept understanding of Adobe Photoshop.

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12. Current Events

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Here's how Current Events is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Established connections with various government and social organizations to report current events and in-depth topics.
  • Generated weekly original content for newspaper and associated blog concerning global issues and current events.
  • Covered athletics with the occasional story regarding current events.
  • Write copy for publication on a tight deadline and follow current events, looking for story opportunities.
  • Reported on a variety of stories about different topics: current events, human interest, etc.
  • Managed time efficiently to cover current events in the most timely manner with limited resources.
  • Researched and wrote on current events, sports and politics for local and national news.
  • Researched & remained up to date on current events with primary focus on Nashville.
  • Write for the school newspaper team about current events relevant to the student body.
  • Follow current events in the industry and pitch story ideas to editors and producers.
  • Write articles weekly based on experiences in college, personal life and current events.
  • Covered a wide variety of stories from politics to current events and culture
  • Staff Commentary Writer: covered politics, current events, world news.
  • Report on campus activities and current events for a university newspaper.
  • Researched current events and trends to create original content for articles.
  • Covered current events and local government in print and digital media
  • Researched and wrote about local and state current events.
  • Write articles regarding on and off campus current events.
  • Write weekly/monthly columns on current events and topics.
  • Interviewed residents on current events.

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13. Weekly Articles

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Here's how Weekly Articles is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Authored weekly and biweekly articles concerning arts and entertainment events.
  • Interviewed people for stories and reported events on campus, wrote weekly articles, gained great interviewing and news writing skills
  • Cover local news, features, education and sports; produce 7-10 weekly articles with photos and videos.
  • Composed weekly articles on the San Francisco 49ers and Columbus Crew, providing analysis of each game.
  • Job responsibilities included researching article topics, editing peer's work, and writing weekly articles.
  • Visited government officials by appointment to prepare weekly articles about different future projects in the Country.
  • Authored 100+ weekly articles for entertainment column, and wrote brand content for advertising partners
  • Write weekly articles for the Night and Day section of the newspaper.
  • Hired by college to write weekly articles about student life an experience.
  • Write weekly articles from feature stories to hard news as needed.
  • Authored two - four weekly articles on key contemporary issues.
  • Write weekly articles, interview top lifestyle and political personalities.
  • Developed weekly articles discussing outdoor activities near Portland, OR
  • Composed weekly articles discussing college news and experiences.
  • Composed weekly articles concerning trends and events on the Baylor campus
  • Investigated and researched current events in the community Wrote weekly articles Created exposure to our organization and chapter
  • Researched, and produced biweekly articles, including blogposts, and print articles Pitched and developed story ideas in biweekly staff meetings
  • Produced weekly articles pertaining to relevant events Provided quality pictures for the articles Kept in constant contact with Editor in Chief
  • Produced weekly articles for The Long Island Report , Hofstra s student run on-line newspaper.

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14. Community Outreach

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Here's how Community Outreach is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Served as command spokesman and cultivated and maintained media contacts to ensure widest dissemination of community outreach efforts.
  • provide raw audio material for mission products, including for community outreach, internal mission use.
  • Created promotional and informational features that introduced and supported local businesses, community outreach organizations or community events.
  • Selected engaging topics for community outreach.
  • Worked closely with local government and community leaders to align command communication goals with community outreach efforts.
  • Volunteered in community outreach projects and raised funds for the organization through promotion of music events.

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15. Conduct Interviews

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Here's how Conduct Interviews is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Conduct interviews, cover potential stories in news, A&E, and sports, write in-depth and gritty articles.
  • Research and conduct interviews to develop and write stories, photo shoots, edit copy for presentation and general journalism duties.
  • Develop story ideas, conduct interviews and draft feature articles for the Journal's science news and career departments
  • Conduct interviews with casino employees, local business people and visitors to the area for feature articles.
  • Perform research on a wide variety of subjects, conduct interviews and write a solid report.
  • Conduct interviews with up and coming artists, designers, fashion stylists and attend events.
  • Conduct interviews, edit transcripts, check for accuracy, record and edit audio.
  • Attended events as press for daily coverage and to conduct interviews relating to website.
  • Conduct interviews, gather news, write articles and provide professional photographs for newsletters.
  • Coordinate, organize and conduct interviews with community members, leaders and elected officials.
  • Arrange and conduct interviews with people who can provide information about a story.
  • Seek out experts, Schedule and Conduct interviews relevant to current topic.
  • Shoot, conduct interviews and edit video footage for morning newscast.
  • Coordinate and conduct interviews with faculty, administration, and staff.
  • Write, edit and conduct interviews for sports and chronicle articles.
  • Collect information, conduct interviews, produce articles for publication.
  • Photograph and conduct interviews to share experiences of campus.
  • Conduct interviews with team players and coaches.
  • Conduct interviews in person and over the telephone
  • Schedule and conduct interviews with local entrepreneurs.

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16. Local Businesses

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Here's how Local Businesses is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Required to use digital and photographic journalism to document local businesses.
  • Write and edit interviews and local articles on artists, musicians and local businesses.
  • Deliver monthly publications to local businesses and schools.
  • Market the association to local businesses to generate sponsorships and revenue.
  • Participated in "Business Insights" 2009/2010 special insert, spotlighting local businesses.
  • Recorded public service announcements and paid advertisements for local businesses and WBCB promotions.

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17. Special Events

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Here's how Special Events is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Utilized relationships with local media to promote community awareness programs and special events.
  • Posted links, special events and breaking news on the website and the morning crawl on the news.
  • Discussed policy, makeup plans, changes in staff organization and news coverage of special events.
  • Highlighted special events, the arts, and entertainment at local businesses to garner public interest.
  • Generate story ideas through beat calls, newspapers, special events, and previous sources.
  • Sever as public relations manager for special events, festivals, celebrity appearances.
  • Covered breaking news and special events on the area of real estate.
  • Attend special events and conduct celebrity interviews.
  • Provided on-air reporting for special events.
  • Assisted the staff at special events, such as the Greenville Business Expo.

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18. Final Cut Pro

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Here's how Final Cut Pro is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Interviewed and photographed subjects, wrote scenes for scripts, edited w/Final Cut Pro, managed sets and scouting locations.
  • Experience PC and Mac platforms, as well as non-linear editing software, such as Final Cut Pro.
  • Received training for operating JVC HM600U and HM150U HD cameras and editing footage in Final Cut Pro.
  • Edited video interviews and features using Final Cut Pro for website use.
  • Script and edit packages with Final Cut Pro 7.
  • Performed non-linear editing in Final Cut Pro and GarageBand.
  • Operated software and equipment including Final Cut Pro, AVID, D-Betacam, DVCPRO.
  • Produced and Edited film using Final Cut Pro Shot footage using camera Wrote scripts and provided reports
  • Interview story subjects Write feature articles Multi-media reporting Film and edit video using Final Cut Pro Photograph and edit pictures with Photoshop

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19. Government Agencies

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Here's how Government Agencies is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Attended conferences with people working in various government agencies including CIA, DEA, and NSA, as well as others.
  • Covered city council and other local government agencies with a focus on land-use controversies, often pitting conservationists against developers.
  • Coordinated with government agencies to facilitate stories or movement to story locations.
  • Covered South Carolina Legislature and government agencies.
  • Covered federal government agencies, federal criminal and civil court activity, legal affairs and the Postal Service.
  • Conduct on-camera interview with individuals in politics, academic, government agencies, etc.

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20. Instagram

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Here's how Instagram is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Updated Student Television Network's various social media accounts including Twitter and Instagram.
  • Created the SU Squirrel Instagram.
  • Created and oversaw Instagram account.
  • Still growing my Instagram presence.
  • Manage Instagram account that ensured 40+ likes on each photo.
  • Promoted targeted content through various social networking sites such as Twitter and Instagram.

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21. Weekly Newspaper

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Here's how Weekly Newspaper is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Investigated local issues and developed in-depth examinations and stories in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment for a bi-weekly newspaper.
  • Collaborated with editorial staff to produce a non-weekly newspaper.
  • Reported for local biweekly newspaper.
  • Produced stories, photographs, and layout designs for three weekly newspapers, two monthly magazines, and one yearly publication.
  • Worked with local community members to produce a variety of newspaper articles for the twice-weekly newspaper serving 12,000 students.
  • Created 3 articles per week and optimized how the weekly newspaper should be formatted with team members.
  • Covered the Illinois General Assembly s legislative session for Copley daily and weekly newspapers throughout Illinois.
  • Produced a weekly newspaper covering all of these events and some of just public interest.
  • Attended events, conducted interviews, and wrote articles for weekly newspaper with countywide circulation
  • Researched, developed and wrote content for biweekly newspaper with a circulation of 30,000.
  • Designed, planned, and established weekly newspaper which grew to over 20,000 readers.
  • Installed and used desktop publishing software for the publication of a weekly newspaper.
  • Served as a journalist and managing editor of a 28-page biweekly newspaper.
  • Write weekly newspaper column about topics covered in TV show.
  • Compose articles and generate photos of campus events for weekly newspaper
  • Managed eight community sites and two weekly newspapers.
  • Generated ideas and wrote articles for weekly newspaper.
  • Coordinated weekly newspaper printing and design with printer.
  • Worked on a team and independently to produce a weekly newspaper Researched and edited informational articles
  • Freelance Journalist for weekly newspaper distributed throughout Westchester County.

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22. Press Association

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Here's how Press Association is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Awarded for General News Reporting by the North Carolina Press Association and Best Newspaper by Community Newspapers.
  • Received three awards from the West Virginia Press Association for my work.
  • Moderated discussion panels for regional politics and The New England Press Association.
  • Honored by the Nevada Press Association for exceptional writing.
  • Seconded by New Zealand Press Association and New Zealand Private Radio Network for duties in Europe.
  • Awarded "Rookie of the Year" in 2001 from the New England Press Association.

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23. Powerpoint

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Here's how Powerpoint is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Conducted community research and performed tasks from Microsoft and PowerPoint programs.
  • Delivered a presentation to the board of directors of the school via PowerPoint to clarify student government intentions and goals.
  • Can work fluidly with all Microsoft Works Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Conducted a seminar where I had to use PowerPoint and self taught myself.
  • Used software such as Adobe InDesign, Photohop, Premiere Pro CS6, Audacity, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint, and web design.

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24. SEO

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Here's how SEO is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Utilized SEO/SEM knowledge to promote articles across social media platforms as well as raise position on Google search.
  • Researched and utilized strategic keywords for SEO to reach the largest audience possible.
  • Created compelling, on topic headlines with an eye toward SEO best practices.
  • Developed, monitored and implemented SEO campaigns with station web editor.
  • Promoted content, site with SEO, social media marketing.
  • Use practices such as in-linking and other tools in Wordpress to create a solid SEO platform that drew in readers effectively.
  • Generated content to publish on social media using SEO and tracked analytics to see post performance.
  • Utilized SEO practices to ensure a maximum number of viewers via Google News.
  • Used trained SEO practices to deliver large audiences to our content.
  • Attended SEO training course, Spring/Summer 2010 produced by Gannett.
  • Used SEO techniques for headlines on WVuncovered.org.

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25. Social Issues

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Here's how Social Issues is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Blog about Social issues and sports Attend social and community events Provide audio and visual assistance for events
  • Reported on a range of local political, academic, health, and social issues.
  • Discussed and wrote about current social issues and events with local teenagers.
  • Researched Spanish social issues reported and wrote articles.
  • Covered economics and regional cooperation, health, and social issues.SKILLSExcellent command of the Spanish written language.
  • Demonstrated professionalism in fast-paced, often dangerous working environment while documenting pressing social issues in South Africa

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26. Youtube

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Here's how Youtube is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Created the full concept and brand for The Lovely Voyage Multi-media Documentary Project, YouTube, and Vimeo site.
  • Published two stories on YouTube.
  • Film, direct, and produce videos to be produced on website as well as on its YouTube Channel.
  • Update social media websites for the employer, record the sports show and upload on to YouTube.
  • Executed quick-hit stories on, among other topics, for-profit prisons, YouTube, and mega-churches.
  • Composed stories and posted to the TMN website * Edited video of news reports for YouTube viewing

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27. Factual Information

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Here's how Factual Information is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Gathered and verified factual information regarding story through interview, observation and research.
  • Fetch factual information from credible sources on a certain subject matter.
  • Pitched weekly story ideas, gathered and verified factual information.
  • Gathered and verified factual information regarding stories through interviews, observation and research.
  • Gathered and verified factual information.
  • Gathered and verified factual information regarding stories through interviews, observation and research.

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28. Editorial Staff

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Here's how Editorial Staff is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Present Staff Journalist On editorial staff of the Oakdale Leader covering city government, crime, and hospital district issues.
  • Developed extensive relationships with the editorial staff at Ynetnews, The Jerusalem Post, Haaretz and Arutz 7.
  • Developed professional relationships with editorial staff of other newspapers within the Tribune-Review organization to encourage effective communication.
  • Maintained an excellent working relationship with editorial staff, interview contacts and fellow reporters.
  • Provided editorial assistance and support to editorial staff as appropriate.
  • Pursued projects independently or in coordination with editorial staff.

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29. Law Enforcement

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Here's how Law Enforcement is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Developed and maintained relationships with key governmental, law enforcement and legal professionals.
  • Maintained professional relationships with local politicians, law enforcement, and employers.
  • Covered government, education, courts and law enforcement in a competitive environment for a 200,000 circulation daily newspaper.
  • Covered city and county issues, including public works and law enforcement.
  • Interviewed CEOs, law enforcement, business owners, and general public.
  • Developed effective working relationships with government and civic leaders, law enforcement personnel and business and school administrators.

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30. Radio Station

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Here's how Radio Station is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Volunteer news reporter and producer for community radio station focusing on international news.
  • Produced news bulletins for affiliated radio stations.
  • Produced and loaded over 60 informational spots into Audio Vault for rotation on radio stations 99.1 FM and 101.9 FM.
  • Produced and wrote segments for weekly news broadcasts at University's most popular radio station.
  • Carried out journalistic research and worked as a correspondent for the radio station.
  • Offer on-air weather updates to various radio stations.
  • Publish pieces on Wordpress, as well as local newspapers, radio stations and blogs.
  • Provided live on the air reports on the Caymanian athletes to Cayman radio stations.
  • Broadcasted news and findings via local radio stations.
  • Radio station) KAKS 107.9 FM
  • Networked, marketed and developed partnerships with record companies and radio stations Attended live events to marketmagazineto themedia

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31. Html

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Here's how Html is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Provided and properly formatted all images, web links, and HTML codes for articles.
  • Finished text, photo, video and web projects can be viewed here http://www.inarmagh.net/faith.html
  • Updated and maintained official web page of the company implementing requested HTML snippets.
  • Maintain website, newsletter, forum, and blog using HTML and XML.
  • Collaborated with reporters and editors to HTML and CSS web- editing.
  • Blog: Gaia's Pen: http://valoriesands.blogspot.com/2010/10/why-is-hypoglycemia-on-rise.html
  • Worked with HTML and Moveable Type.
  • Update two different websites using html and java, then modify my blog which is in wordpress.

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32. CNN

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Here's how CNN is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Oversee the quality controls of affiliate video sent to CNN, which includes sourcing material, embargo awareness and technical troubleshooting.
  • Edit news (including financial news)coming from different news agents like CNN, Reuters, and AFP
  • Selected and translated important news from Western mainstream websites such as BBC and CNN.
  • Key participant within CNN Chile International and Entertainment department.
  • Covered media events inside PEMEX in conjunction with journalists from CNN and Bloomberg News.
  • Appeared on CNN Financial Television Network for authorship of "Profits on the Web."
  • Reported campus news and performed editing tasks Interviewed CNN anchor Ralitsa Vassileva and discussed China-US Journalism with her

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33. General Public

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Here's how General Public is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Established and maintained mutual relationships with service organizations and the general public as well as news and information group representatives.
  • Led shipboard tours for the general public as well as foreign media when the ship was in port.
  • Utilized networking skills to create and maintain beneficial relationships with the press and general public.
  • Reported collected information to the general public in clear, concise and easily understood manner.
  • Engaged with and addressed concerns from the general public through multiple social media channels.
  • Interviewed with county officials and the general public on a regular basis.
  • Produced articles allowing general public's access to science and Technology.
  • Investigated events in the area and wrote articles for the general public related to sporting events and the local theatre scene.

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34. Online

low Demand
Here's how Online is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Project Azalea is an online magazine company assisting with the development of international brands and companies while promoting positive productivity.
  • Reported, curated quality content using both traditional, innovative digital applications providing online-only coverage for hyper-local news website.
  • Focus of column on issues and events surrounding the retail community and online technologies domestically and internationally.
  • Engaged in part-time opportunity to gain writing experience through periodic articles for online publication.
  • Researched and interviewed local and international artists for an online art magazine.
  • Produced original online programming for the newspaper's website
  • Have published thousands of interviews, reviews, features, columns, polls, and humor pieces in print and online.
  • Covered Health and Science issues with a focus on Women s and Children s Health for online publication (print).
  • Developed original content for monthly education columns for Insights, the online magazine for MyRoad.com, a college- and career-planning website.
  • Provided at least two or more articles for publication online, with article length ranging from 400 words to 1000 words.
  • Pitched article ideas for expansion of the publication, drafts press releases and published articles online and on social media.
  • Synthesized, researched, and wrote articles on a freelance basis for numerous publications, both in print and online.
  • Report on many social issues including the UN Women's conferences and LGBTQ progress, reaching over 10,000 online users.
  • Scheduled and coordinated interviews for various news events that were produced for online, television, and print media venues.
  • Investigated and reported issues and events around Central New York for various mediums including online, television, and print
  • Produced daily graphics for print, television and online publication developing them from concept to completion under stringent deadlines.
  • Participated as a student journalist in on campus newspaper and online media production, wrote news and feature stories.
  • Selected to become a car-model, and elected Auto Babe 2010 by popular vote on People's Daily Online.
  • Published several times in various newspapers and online as a part of a student journalism program throughout high school.
  • Established a strong online audience via implementing a blog and marketing content through social media like Twitter and Facebook.

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35. Weekly Column

low Demand
Here's how Weekly Column is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Experienced in generating a weekly column, top 10 lists, episode recaps, and more.
  • Authored a weekly column about city night life
  • Authorized weekly column on American life.
  • report in a weekly column on local and community sporting events.
  • Developed "Hidden Trails" weekly column focusing on local parks and nature reserves, including highlighting environmental and funding issues.
  • Covered daily news for legal-focused newspaper Wrote weekly column on suburban law trends

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36. ABC

low Demand
Here's how ABC is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Filmed and edited stories that aired on northeast Missouri and southeast Iowa s ABC Affiliate television news station, KTVO.
  • Imagine a co-called investigative journalist at Disney-owned ABC noting something wrong with one of the rides at Disney World.
  • Covered the war in Bosnia as an independent journalist for NBC, ABC, CBS in 1995
  • Anchored the weekend news telecast of KPVI-TV channel 6 (formerly affiliated with ABC).
  • Worked for Associated Press Television News, ABC News, NBC News and Reuters.
  • Reported nationally for ABC News and affiliates across the country on breaking stories.
  • Returned as an editor to the ABC News Washington, DC Bureau.
  • Partnered closely with 13WHAM ABC Rochester.

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37. General Assignment Reporter

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Here's how General Assignment Reporter is used in Journalist jobs:
  • General Assignment reporter for the Alice Echo-News Journal and Record Star.
  • General assignment reporter for weekly newspaper Syndicated columnist of The Back Porch Ranger-articles about backyard wildlife
  • Covered a range of areas as a fulltime general assignment reporter for nation dailies.
  • General assignment reporter for 5/6pm newscast - maintained creative storytelling and copy-writing to reach targeted demographic.
  • Prime time general assignment reporter for ABC affiliate in Asheville-Greenville-Spartanburg market.
  • Worked as a part-time cops and general assignment reporter.

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38. Weekly Basis

low Demand
Here's how Weekly Basis is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Covered weather-related government stories on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Helped develop, educate and train locally sourced interns to understand and execute tasks on a weekly basis.
  • Produced online articles and audio segments that were played on the radio on a weekly basis.
  • Composed and edited various news stories for the University's paper on a weekly basis.
  • Researched, interviewed, edited news articles published on a weekly basis.
  • Collected information and wrote articles on strict schedule on a weekly basis.
  • Contributed with articles for the website on a weekly basis.
  • Published 500-600 word critiques on vehicles on a weekly basis.
  • Produced and edited game highlights on a weekly basis.
  • Beat writer for school's sailing, squash, and cross country teams Routinely conduct multiple interviews on a weekly basis
  • Prepare and publish "C mara Ready" columns on a weekly basis.

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39. Original Content

low Demand
Here's how Original Content is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Offered original content for column The Review.
  • Create original content for news broadcast.
  • Created original content for blog.
  • Produced original content for websites, individuals and publications.
  • Produced original content on-air and on all digital platforms that evoke emotion and tell compelling stories.
  • Sell, research, and write original content for consumer-facing magazine websites.

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40. Blog Posts

low Demand
Here's how Blog Posts is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Pitch, write and edit blog posts and print features, interviews, reviews and news items
  • Created and wrote blog posts for the Fashion section of the newspaper Interviewed people for certain columns of the paper
  • Spring 2013 Documented study abroad through weekly blog posts.
  • Communicated with off-site CEA MOJO coordinator Filmed and photographed CEA excursions Submitted 9 blog posts about experiences around the Czech Republic
  • Fall 2015 My blog posts for this course and can be found at ashleighpopera.wordpress.com.
  • Live event coverage -Blog posts -Podcasts -Photography -Documentary production -Social media presence

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41. Multiple Platforms

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Here's how Multiple Platforms is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Developed story ideas and filmed and edited corresponding video for publication on multiple platforms including social media.
  • Brainstorm and pitch compelling and innovating story ideas Shoot, write, edit and produce compelling content for multiple platforms.
  • Capture visual content and edit general assignment stories for multiple platforms.
  • Write with confidence and passion across multiple platforms.
  • Selected and updated stories and photos .Wrote, edited and produced stories for multiple platforms .Researched and wrote 2 pieces.
  • Assist in the development of content for multiple platforms in AP and broadcast style.

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42. Business Owners

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Here's how Business Owners is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Conducted interviews of community locals, officials and business owners
  • Established and maintained contacts with local artists, record companies, and business owners to preserve broad-based coverage.
  • Contributed Content For Patch Website * Photographed and Listed Businesses in Different Town Directories * Interviewed Business Owners
  • Pitched article ideas; wrote first person interviews with local business owners and artists; photographed interview subjects
  • Report local news, interview citizens of the community, public official, and business owners.
  • Interview business owners of Yakima Valley.
  • Edited briefs sent in by local businesses and organizations * Conducted interviews with local residents and business owners
  • Interviewed business owners, community leaders and more, tailoring their stories for different broadcast audiences.

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43. Cultural Events

low Demand
Here's how Cultural Events is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Documented gastronomy and cultural events for the metropolitan city of Bogota, Colombia for a major magazine.
  • Attended to press conferences related to upcoming music shows, cultural events, new products and public announcements.
  • Photographed a variety of events from sports, speakers, cultural events
  • Organized the press coverage for cultural events like music festivals.
  • Researched, wrote, and reported on cultural events for a regional newspaper in Arendal, Norway.
  • cover social and cultural events.
  • Conducted extensive coverage of public and cultural events in Sao Paulo.

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44. Accurate Information

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Here's how Accurate Information is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Research and analyze background information related to stories in order to be able to provide complete and accurate information.
  • Researched a story's background information to provide complete and accurate information.
  • Conducted interviews for government officials, task force agents, and community members to obtain accurate information for 48 Hours episodes.

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45. Enps

low Demand
Here's how Enps is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Mastered the use of Electronic News Production System (ENPS) and experience using QTV/WinCue.
  • Edit CBS and FOX shows with EDIUS 7 editing software, in addition to using AP ENPS show rundown software.
  • Used multiple computer software programs to complete stories such as: Edius, ENPS, Worldnow, Oasis, and Precis.

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46. UK

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Here's how UK is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Produced current affairs work in Ukraine during the Ukraine crisis to supplement my academic journalism portfolio.
  • Interviewed and published high-profile designers from the U.S., Russia, Italy, and the UK.
  • Produced and refocused editorial for Getty's Entertainment Video service in the UK and Europe.
  • Miss Foundation Hall 2 * Red Cross Salvation Army Milwaukee, WI
  • Served as a Program Organizer with OXFAM-UK from 1977- 1978.
  • Worked during the Orange Revolution in Ukraine.
  • Lived in Ukraine till 2014.
  • Promoted the destination of Ukraine by featuring profile stories of various successful expats for the series My Ukraine ;.
  • program, TV-Channel "TVZ - Litsa 23", 6A Sukhanova st., Vladivostok.

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47. Extensive Research

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Here's how Extensive Research is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Performed extensive research to produce articles on Central Illinois businesses, foundations, educational institutions and events.
  • Conducted extensive research, read official documents, decoded data and interviewed sources.
  • perform extensive research, and attend events they are covering, such as games, tournaments and press conferences.
  • Conducted extensive research into new and emerging bars popular among the publications target audience.

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48. Multiple Articles

low Demand
Here's how Multiple Articles is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Commended for excellent writing ability and awarded with having multiple articles published.
  • Report, edit and submit multiple articles per week about UO sports, 200-300 words per article using WordPress
  • Proofread multiple articles for the magazine; Helped in the design of 30th issue.
  • Submitted various articles to the New Paltz Oracle Published multiple articles in the publication

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49. Environmental Issues

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Here's how Environmental Issues is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Edited articles about environmental issues, including global warming, pollution, and industrial waste.
  • Covered local government, environmental issues and wrote features in addition to photography and pagination for twice-weekly newspaper.
  • Covered matters ranging from municipal and educational institutions to emergency services, legal matters, and environmental issues.
  • Tracked environmental issues both within Florida and nationally, then developed story ideas and investigated leads.
  • Coordinated capacity building workshops for Nepalese youth that promoted civic engagement in tackling emerging environmental issues.
  • Specialized in municipal government and environmental issues.

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50. NPR

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Here's how NPR is used in Journalist jobs:
  • Report back to work site to use information and stats to create articles for the TeensInPrint(TIP) article.
  • Designed and developed websites for nonprofits Urban-15 and SEGOE.
  • Career Note: Additional experience as Media Relations Manager for CME Group, Editor, Commodities Report and Newswriter/Announcer for NPR.
  • Co-created The Only Thing You Need to Know, a podcast co-hosted by NPR s Faith Salie and humorist Joel Stein.
  • Created marketing and donor-relations materials for nonprofit organizations.
  • Conducted interviews, researched and wrote articles about various events, businesses, nonprofits, restaurants and people in the community.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Journalist

News Stories24.3%
Web Content14.1%
Daily Newspaper12.9%
Online Publication8.3%
Video Production8.1%
Topics6.4%
Press Releases3.6%
Facebook2.7%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Journalist

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
News Stories
News Stories
21.6%
21.6%
2
2
Web Content
Web Content
12.5%
12.5%
3
3
Daily Newspaper
Daily Newspaper
11.5%
11.5%
4
4
Online Publication
Online Publication
7.4%
7.4%
5
5
Video Production
Video Production
7.2%
7.2%
6
6
Topics
Topics
5.7%
5.7%
7
7
Press Releases
Press Releases
3.2%
3.2%
8
8
Facebook
Facebook
2.4%
2.4%
9
9
Twitter
Twitter
2.4%
2.4%
10
10
Multimedia
Multimedia
2.3%
2.3%
11
11
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop
1.9%
1.9%
12
12
Current Events
Current Events
1.7%
1.7%
13
13
Weekly Articles
Weekly Articles
1.4%
1.4%
14
14
Community Outreach
Community Outreach
1.3%
1.3%
15
15
Conduct Interviews
Conduct Interviews
1.3%
1.3%
16
16
Local Businesses
Local Businesses
1.2%
1.2%
17
17
Special Events
Special Events
1.2%
1.2%
18
18
Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro
1%
1%
19
19
Government Agencies
Government Agencies
0.9%
0.9%
20
20
Instagram
Instagram
0.7%
0.7%
21
21
Weekly Newspaper
Weekly Newspaper
0.6%
0.6%
22
22
Press Association
Press Association
0.5%
0.5%
23
23
Powerpoint
Powerpoint
0.5%
0.5%
24
24
SEO
SEO
0.5%
0.5%
25
25
Social Issues
Social Issues
0.5%
0.5%
26
26
Youtube
Youtube
0.5%
0.5%
27
27
Factual Information
Factual Information
0.5%
0.5%
28
28
Editorial Staff
Editorial Staff
0.4%
0.4%
29
29
Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement
0.4%
0.4%
30
30
Radio Station
Radio Station
0.4%
0.4%
31
31
Html
Html
0.4%
0.4%
32
32
CNN
CNN
0.4%
0.4%
33
33
General Public
General Public
0.4%
0.4%
34
34
Online
Online
0.4%
0.4%
35
35
Weekly Column
Weekly Column
0.4%
0.4%
36
36
ABC
ABC
0.4%
0.4%
37
37
General Assignment Reporter
General Assignment Reporter
0.4%
0.4%
38
38
Weekly Basis
Weekly Basis
0.3%
0.3%
39
39
Original Content
Original Content
0.3%
0.3%
40
40
Blog Posts
Blog Posts
0.3%
0.3%
41
41
Multiple Platforms
Multiple Platforms
0.3%
0.3%
42
42
Business Owners
Business Owners
0.3%
0.3%
43
43
Cultural Events
Cultural Events
0.3%
0.3%
44
44
Accurate Information
Accurate Information
0.3%
0.3%
45
45
Enps
Enps
0.3%
0.3%
46
46
UK
UK
0.3%
0.3%
47
47
Extensive Research
Extensive Research
0.3%
0.3%
48
48
Multiple Articles
Multiple Articles
0.3%
0.3%
49
49
Environmental Issues
Environmental Issues
0.2%
0.2%
50
50
NPR
NPR
0.2%
0.2%

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