Political Columnists and Writers

Political columnists write opinion pieces about politics and government for publication in newspapers and magazines. Some columnists work for syndicates, which are organizations that sell articles to many media at once.

Political writers express, edit, promote, and interpret ideas and facts about politics and government in written form for newspapers, magazines, books, Web sites, and radio and television broadcasts.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • English
  • Government
  • Journalism
  • Organizational
  • Research
  • Writing
Personality Traits
  • Curious
  • Organized
  • Realistic
Licensure/Certification None

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