Reporter Interviews Secretary of Agriculture

Reporters are the foot soldiers for newspapers, magazines, Internet news organizations, and television and radio broadcast companies. They gather and analyze information about current events and write stories for publication or for broadcasting. ReportersĀ and correspondents hold aboutĀ 54,400 jobs in the United States.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Correspondents, Critics, Editorial Writers, Feature Writers, General Assignment Reporters, News Reporters, Syndicated News Columnists, Topical Reporters
Duties Observe and research events; collect facts about these events through research and conducting interviews; write stories that clearly communicate information to readers, viewers, and listeners
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Any geographic location
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • English
  • History
  • Journalism
Experience Writing, reporting, and editing experience
Personality Traits
  • Curious
  • Organized
  • Outgoing
  • Public Speaking
  • Research
  • Writing
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Decline
Career Ladder
  • Editor
  • Editorial Writer
  • Columnist
  • Correspondent
  • Reporter