Journalism Teachers

Journalism teachers teach students the rudiments of journalistic reporting and writing. They develop teaching outlines and lesson plans, give lectures, facilitate discussions and activities, keep class attendance records, assign homework, and evaluate student progress. They teach at the secondary and postsecondary levels. Journalism teachers are also known as journalism educators and journalism professors (if they teach at the college level).

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Journalism Educators, Journalism Professors
Duties Teach students the basics of journalistic reporting and writing
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • English
  • History
  • Journalism
Experience Previous teaching experience
Personality Traits
  • Curious
  • Organized
  • Social
Skills
  • Organizational
  • Teaching
  • Writing
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Journalism Department Head
  • Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Assistant Professor
  • College Instructor or Journalist

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