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Sportswriters

Overview

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 their own column, in which the sportswriter editorializes on current news or developments in sports. Sportswriters also write for online publications and social media.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Decline
Personality Traits

Creative

Curious

Organized

Career Ladder
Syndicated Columnist, or Sports Publicist, or Managing Editor

Sports Editor

Sportswriter-National Publication

Sportswriter-Local Publication

Editorial Assistant

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