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Employers generally prefer to hire reporters and correspondents who have a bachelor’s degree in journalism or communications along with an internship or work experience from a college radio or television station or a newspaper.Education
Most employers prefer workers who have a bachelor’s degree in journalism or communications. However, some employers may hire applicants who have a degree in a related subject, such as English or political science, and relevant work experience.
Bachelor’s degree programs in journalism and communications include classes in journalistic ethics and techniques for researching stories and conducting interviews. Some programs may require students to take liberal arts classes, such as English, history, economics, and political science, so that students are prepared to cover stories on a wide range of subjects.
Some journalism students may benefit from classes in multimedia design, coding, and programming. Because content is increasingly being delivered on television, websites, and mobile devices, reporters need to know how to develop stories with video, audio, data, and graphics.
Some schools offer graduate programs in journalism and communications. These programs prepare students who have a bachelor’s degree in another field to become journalists.Other Experience
Employers generally require workers to have experience gained through internships or by working on school newspapers. While attending college, many students seek multiple internships with different news organizations. These internships allow students the opportunities to work on stories and put together a portfolio of their best writing samples or on-air appearances.Advancement
After gaining more work experience, reporters and correspondents can advance by moving from news organizations in small cities or towns to news organizations in large cities. Larger markets offer job opportunities with higher pay and more responsibility and challenges. Reporters and correspondents also may become editors or news directors.Important Qualities
Communication skills. Journalists must be able to report the news both verbally and in writing. Strong writing skills are important for journalists in all kinds of media.
Computer skills. Journalists should be able to use editing equipment and other broadcast-related devices.
Interpersonal skills. To develop contacts and conduct interviews, reporters need to build good relationships with many people. They also need to work well with other journalists, editors, and news directors.
Objectivity. Journalists need to report the facts of the news without inserting their opinion or bias into the story.
Persistence. Sometimes, getting the facts of a story is difficult, particularly when those involved refuse to be interviewed or provide comment. Journalists need to be persistent in their pursuit of the story.
Stamina. The work of journalists is often fast paced and exhausting. Reporters must be able to keep up with the additional hours of work.
|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Multi-Media Artist||Valve Corporation||Bellevue, WA||Mar 01, 2010||$180,000|
|Multi-Media Artist||Valve||Bellevue, WA||Aug 18, 2016||$120,000 -
|Multi-Media Artists||Digital Domain, Inc.||CA||Feb 13, 2008||$98,000 -
|Multi-Media Artist (Storyboard Development)||Robin Red Breast, Inc.||Los Angeles, CA||Jan 02, 2011||$96,524|
|Multi-Media Artist||Valve Corporation||Bellevue, WA||Nov 01, 2014||$93,000 -
|Multi-Media Artist||Buck Design, Inc.||New York, NY||Feb 01, 2014||$85,000|
|Multi-Media Artist||Concept Art House, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Sep 30, 2014||$82,000|
|Multi Media Artists||Adobe Systems Incorporated||Folsom, CA||Jul 15, 2010||$81,474|
|Multi-Media Artist||Valve Corporation||Bellevue, WA||Jan 01, 2011||$77,000 -
|Multi-Media Animator||Valve Corporation||Bellevue, WA||Oct 01, 2011||$77,000 -
|Multi-Media Artist||Valve Corporation||Bellevue, WA||Jun 01, 2011||$77,000 -
|Multi-Media Artist||Valve Corporation||Bellevue, WA||Oct 01, 2010||$77,000 -
|Multi-Media Animators||5 Design Inc.||Los Angeles, CA||Jan 04, 2010||$65,177|
|Multi-Media Artists||Aecom Services, Inc.||Los Angeles, CA||Mar 16, 2010||$65,000|
|Multi Media Artists||IPTV Corporation||Los Angeles, CA||May 21, 2010||$63,361|
|Multi-Media Artists||Itsumo Digital LLC||Santa Monica, CA||Mar 30, 2010||$63,361|
|Multi-Media Compositor and Artist||Look! Effects, Inc.||Los Angeles, CA||Nov 01, 2009||$63,361|
|Multi-Media Artists and Amimators||Deegan-Day Design LLC||Los Angeles, CA||Aug 04, 2010||$63,150|
|Multi-Media Artisits and Animators||Ground Zero Advertising||Los Angeles, CA||Nov 05, 2007||$62,443|
|Multi-Media Artists||Rough Draft Studios, Inc.||Glendale, CA||Jan 03, 2008||$62,234|
|Multi-Media Artist||Moo Studios||Los Angeles, CA||Dec 06, 2012||$52,000|
|Multi-Media Artist||Eyeboogie, Inc.||Los Angeles, CA||Oct 15, 2009||$52,000|
|Multi-Media Artist||Saa Architecture LLC||Laurel, MD||Jul 08, 2010||$52,000|
|Multi-Media Artist||Moo Studios||Los Angeles, CA||Oct 01, 2011||$52,000|
|Multi-Media Artist||Young's Adult Learning Center, Inc.||Palisades Park, NJ||Mar 19, 2010||$51,319|
|Multi-Media Artist||Monster Games Inc.||Northfield, MN||Jan 08, 2010||$50,000|
|Multi-Media Artist||Nicole, Inc.||Los Angeles, CA||Sep 01, 2011||$50,000|
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