Online Journalists

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. 

Quick Facts
Duties Research and write content for Web sites
Alternate Title(s) Digital Journalists
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
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
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Journalism
Experience Internship; part-time experience
  • Computer
  • Digital Media
  • Writing
Personality Traits
  • Creative
  • Curious
  • Organized
Licensure/Certification None
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Creative Director
  • Content Developer or Editor
  • Online Journalist
  • Editorial Assistant or Intern

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