Sportswriters are reporters who cover the news in sports for newspapers and magazines. They research original ideas or follow up on breaking stories, contacting coaches, athletes, and team owners and managers for comments or more information. Sometimes a sportswriter is fortunate enough to get his or her own column, in which the sportswriter editorializes on current news or developments in sports.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • English
  • Journalism
  • Physical Education
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
  • Writing
Personality Traits
  • Creative
  • Curious
  • Organized
Licensure/Certification None

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