News Analyst, Reporter And Correspondent in United States

at a Confidential Company

Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
Entry Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

News Analyst, Reporter and Correspondent Job Description

News analysts, reporters, and correspondents gather facts, attend and observe events, and inform the public.

*They may work for local, national, or international news organizations, in print, on television or radio, or online.

*Professionals in this field use their skills to interview, investigate, and observe newsworthy events.

*Newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and online news sites depend on these professionals to keep their audiences informed.

Duties and Responsibilities

*News analysts (also known as newscasters or news anchors) appear on television news shows, introduce stories, interview guests, and present factual information to the audience.

*News correspondents appear on television news shows and present stories from the location at which they are stationed.

*News reporters or journalists gather information and present it to the audience, either through video, print, or a combination of the two.

*Large media organizations may have specialized journalists that report on a particular field or area, such as sports, weather, or even international news.

*News analysts, reporters, and correspondents may work in a quiet office, a crowded newsroom floor, or a television studio.

*Reporters and correspondents may be required to work at unconventional hours.

Training and Education Requirements

*Most news analysts, reporters, and correspondents have at least a bachelor’s degree, usually in journalism or communication.

*Experience in working for school newspapers or television stations.

*Those seeking careers in this field should attend a college or university accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

*A typical bachelor’s program in journalism or communications emphasizes a well-rounded, liberal arts education with courses in English, writing, and sociology.

*Other courses focus on specialty areas such as mass media, basic reporting, and copy editing.

*Graduate programs at the master’s and doctorate level are also available, especially as preparation for teachers, professors, researchers, and theorists.

*A graduate degree may help those who want to advance in the field.

*Strong computer and other technical skills are necessary for careers in this area, ranging from word processing to desktop publishing to graphics programs.

*Some analysts or reporters may need to operate video or photography equipment as well.
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