Journalist

Education and Advocacy

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Journalism is the first rough draft of history.

Phillip L. Graham 
Journalist

In A Nutshell

I collect agricultural news through investigation and observation, and by interviewing people.

I shape information in a way that is interesting and informative to the public. 

I proofread my work extremely carefully to make sure the information is true and has no spelling or grammar mistakes. 

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Potential Salary Range

$16.00 - 45.00 Hourly

Which provinces would this job be in?

Alberta AB
Alberta
British Columbia BC
British Columbia
Manitoba MB
Manitoba
New Brunswick NB
New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador NL
Newfoundland & Labrador
Nova Scotia NS
Nova Scotia
Ontario ON
Ontario
Prince Edward Island PEI
Prince Edward Island
Quebec QC
Quebec
Saskwatchewan SK
Saskwatchewan

I start by finding stories and then going to the source to get interviews and information. It’s exciting and new every time I work in the field, but sitting down in the office to write is when the creativity really flows. 

Workplace

Indoor / Outdoor

Job Requirements & Duties

  • Write articles that talk about current trends in agriculture
  • Research data and sources for stories
  • Proofread articles to make sure they're accurate and mistake-free
  • Photograph events or people to help tell the story 
  • Help design how the article will be laid out in the newspaper or publication
  • Write eye-catching headlines and caption photos  

Education & Training

  • A university degree or college diploma in Journalism is usually required
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Job Outlook

    Experts predict that the job outlook for Journalists is fair. This means that there will probably be about the same number of job openings as there are people to fill them.  

Related School Subjects

English Language Arts
Career Education

What words come to mind when thinking about this career?

Reporting Stories Journalism Writing

Important Skills

Creativity & Innovation

It’s my job to find interesting and creative ways to present stories to the world, and to try to make news interesting to as many people as possible. 

Active Listening

People open up most when they know they’re being heard. When I interview someone, I try to make them feel like they have my full attention.

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Detail-Oriented

It’s very important that the information I’m sharing with the world is true, so I do a lot of research to make sure my work is honest and accurate. 

Written Communications

I write a LOT in my job. To be a good reporter, you have to really love writing and editing because that passion shows up in your work. 

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The Best Things About This Job Are…

Rewarding
Creative Work
Work Changes Daily
Opportunity to Travel