OR


Journalist

June 3, 2017, 2:43 p.m.

Journalists write and assemble together news stories that will interest their audience. By gathering together a number of different sources and ensuring that all the arguments are represented, they keep their audience abreast of events in their world.

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Bachelor's degree or post-graduate degree in journalism/mass communication is required to pursue a career in this field. Additional course work, specialized training or experience, fieldwork or internship increases one's opportunities in the field.

No course or training can claim to make one, a journalist. The courses train persons in the technical aspects only, to ensure one's success in the field one must have an inborn ability to write and produce new stories in correct, concise and interesting style.

Latest trend in this regard is that big groups of newspapers advertise the posts of trainees for which all graduates are eligible.

After conducting the entrance examination, suitable graduate trainees, with flair for writing are selected and employed. In other words, now the formal academic qualification for being a reporter, copy writer or correspondent is not essential. 

 

SKILL REQUIREMENTS

Inquisitiveness, linguistic and inter-personal skills are the most important attributes a journalist can have. The practical skills include:
•    Writing in shorthand
•    Touch typing
•    Being able to communicate with a wide range of people
•    The stamina and flexibility to work long hours in different environments
•    Multi-tasking
•    Good knowledge of the internet
•    A willingness to travel

 

JOB MARKET

Over the five years to November 2019, the number of job openings for Journalists and Other Writers is expected to be average (between 10,001 and 25,000). Job openings can arise from employment growth and people leaving the occupation.

The (internet) vacancy level for Journalists and Other Writers is high. Annually, 11.3 per cent of Journalists and Other Writers leave this group, creating potential job openings (this compares with 14.2% across all occupations).

 

ARE YOU FIT FOR THE JOB?

A good journalist will also be thorough in their research and have good computer skills, as well as knowledge of modern marketing and PR techniques. This will allow them to sift through irrelevant material, false accounts, propaganda, spin and PR-driven web content.

Taking facts, opinions, witness accounts and hard evidence, and bringing them together in writing in a way that will sell media requires not only a certain amount of intuition and judgement but also an ability to see both sides of an argument – the grey area between black and white. 

 

If you are seeking an employment as a Journalist,  we provide a platform to assess whether you are fit for the job role. We assess your skills and provide Skill Assessment Record that helps you get your dream job.

Employers who are in search for applicants with job specified necessary skills can find quality candidates from us.

Job Seekers and Employers can furnish your details here, if you finds our platform a fertile soil to sow your aim...

Register Here: http://nationalskillindiamission.in/member/registration/14/

 

Related Links: CHOREOGRAPHER

 

Back



Share with social media:


User's Comments:

No comments there.




Magazine Features Editors

Magazine Features Editors

Jan. 31, 2019, 3:21 p.m.

Magazine features editors are responsible for overseeing the content and quality of magazine publications and for ensuring that features are topical, interesting and informative.

Read More



 Press Sub-Editors

Press Sub-Editors

Jan. 31, 2019, 12:09 p.m.

Press sub-editors are journalists or designers responsible for overseeing the content, accuracy, layout and design of newspaper and magazine articles and making sure that they are in keeping with house style..

Read More


Picture Researchers

Picture Researchers

Jan. 25, 2019, 3:22 p.m.

Picture researchers find suitable pictures for use in a wide range of media products including advertisements, books, magazines, newspapers, catalogues and television programmes.

Read More



Illustrators

Illustrators

Jan. 11, 2019, 2:51 p.m.

Most illustrators are self-employed, running their own studios or working from home. They are normally commissioned directly or via an agent to produce drawings for newspapers, magazines, books, and catalogu..

Read More


Company Secretary

Company Secretary

Dec. 13, 2018, 11:14 a.m.

Company secretaries provide administrative support and guidance to company directors. It is a legal requirement for all public companies to employ a company secretary. Company secretaries guide company direc..

Read More


Media analysts

Media analysts

Dec. 3, 2018, 3:37 p.m.

Media analysts carry out general quantitative and qualitative research to produce media evaluation reports. These are then used to improve the effectiveness of marketing campaigns.

Read More



Advertising copywriters

Advertising copywriters

Dec. 3, 2018, 11:38 a.m.

Advertising copywriters work closely with other creative (visual) agency staff in the conception and production of the verbal and messaging elements of advertising campaigns.

Read More



BSS Diploma in Visual Media

BSS Diploma in Visual Media

Aug. 4, 2018, 3:46 p.m.

BSS Diploam in visual media is a diploma level multimedia, Animation and Gaming course. Visual media is an intermediate medium through which people can get news along with pictures in motion. Program provide..

Read More


BSS Diploma in Direction

BSS Diploma in Direction

Aug. 3, 2018, 3:18 p.m.

BSS Diploma in Direction is a diploma level acting, dance and drama programme. Film Direction is a combination of the various technique used to turn a simple idea into a grand canvas for audience. Course tra..

Read More


BSS Diploma in Digital Cinematography

BSS Diploma in Digital Cinematography

Aug. 1, 2018, 3:01 p.m.

BSS Diploma in Digital Cinematography is Diploma level Film and TV programme. Cinematography provides a unique setting for the development of both the creative vision and technical mastery necessary for..

Read More





Do you want to subscribe for more information from us ?



(Numbers only)

Submit