Want to become a journalist?

Are you thinking of becoming a journalist? Find out if journalist is the right job for you. Get answers to the following questions: What does a journalist do? What personality traits do journalists have? Will robots replace journalists? How much does a journalist earn and is it a job in high demand?

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What does a journalist do?

Working as a journalist means that you collect and analyse facts regarding relevant events by means of interviews, research or observation and subsequently publish this in a news medium. As a journalist, you create and write articles and reports for newspapers, magazines, radio, Internet or television. A journalist who often goes out to report on the news on location is also referred to as a reporter. The work of a journalist is often evaluated and eventually adjusted by an editor of a news medium. However, there are also editors who make and gather news from behind their desk, making them both journalist and editor. Where does a journalist work? Many journalists are independent and are hired by news organisations such as newspaper and news programmes, but there are also plenty of journalists who work in paid employment of such organisations.


What personality traits do journalists have?

There are two characteristics many journalists have in common. Journalists are full of initiative (score highly in the ENTERPRISING category) and creative (score highly in the ARTISTIC category). Do you have the same personality? Perhaps the profession of journalist would suit you.

Curious which professions are characterised by the same two personality traits as journalists? Go to the career choice profiles. Here you can find professions with the same profile. But you can also find professions with other characteristics. Which professions do you like and which professions don’t appeal?



Will robots replace journalists?

Many jobs will be replaced by robots. How robot-proof are journalists? The chances of robotisation of a journalist’s activities amount to 11%. This means that there is a LOW CHANCE that the tasks and activities performed by journalists will be taken over by robots and smart software within the next 20 years.


Journalist Vacancies and Salary

Want to find out what you can expect from your next career move as a journalist? How much does a journalist earn and is it a job in high demand? You can find out the average annual salary and current vacancies at Adzuna. Adzuna collects all the vacancies for journalists in one place and has the largest collection of live salary data.

Want to find more jobs as a journalist in other countries?

Go to Jooble for jobs as journalist all over the world.

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