Newspaper and Periodical Broadcast Journalists and Reporters

Newspaper and periodical broadcast journalists and reporters investigate and write up stories and features for broadcasting and for newspapers, magazines, news website and other periodicals.


New workers

New workers start around £23,780. Normal pay is £38,030 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £66,487.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 38,500 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Sub-edits other journalists' stories.

  • Builds contacts in their field to ensure a supply of news.

  • Engage with the public and disseminate news stories, lifestyle and opinion pieces through social media.

  • Writes articles and features and submits draft manuscripts to newspaper, magazine, new website, periodical or programme editor.

  • Responds to stories as they break.

  • Determines subject matter and undertakes research by interviewing, attending public events, seeking out records, reviewing written work, attending film and stage performances etc.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Journalism

  • News Stories

  • Social Media

  • Search Engine Optimization

  • News Coverage

  • Content Creation

  • Marketing

  • Analytics

  • News Editing

  • Podcasting

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Writing

  • Communication

  • Research

  • Editing

  • Self-Motivation

  • English Language

  • Detail Oriented

  • Customer Service

  • Management

  • Innovation

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.