Online Journalists

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Online journalists research and write content for Web sites. They may be full-time salaried workers or employed on a freelance basis. They may work for online publications, professional associations, businesses with an online presence, and government agencies. Some writers are volunteer online columnists or contributors and do not get paid for their writing. Some online journalists also write articles for print publications. 

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Digital Journalists
Duties Research and write content for Web sites
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, with a majority of jobs in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Journalism
Experience Internship; part-time experience
Personality Traits
  • Creative
  • Curious
  • Organized
  • Computer
  • Digital Media
  • Writing
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Creative Director
  • Content Developer or Editor
  • Online Journalist
  • Editorial Assistant or Intern