Reporters and Correspondents
On the Job
Reporters and Correspondents collect and analyze facts about the news. They write stories based on interviews, investigation, and observation. Their work is published in newspapers, magazines, or on television or radio.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Gather information for news stories.
- Interview others for news or entertainment purposes.
- Inform viewers, listeners, or audiences.
- Report news to the public.
- Write informational material.
- Analyze information obtained from news sources.
- Determine presentation subjects or content.
- Edit audio or video recordings.
- Edit written materials.
- Monitor current trends.
Typical Working Conditions
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Having telephone conversations.
- Using e-mail.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- High levels of competition.
- Dealing with external customers.
- Working with a group or team.
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