Journalists and other writers research, compose, edit and present stories, feature articles and commentaries or opinion pieces. Writing activities may span across a variety of media including print (newspapers and magazines), digital (websites, podcasts and apps), online publications, radio and television.
Work is mobile and ranges from an office environment (at a media organisation, at home or on the road) across any of the environments the journalist gathers information from. National or international travel may be required.
Suited to those with a sound general knowledge who like to stay well informed about current events and trends. Some writers need to have in-depth knowledge in their area of speciality.
A strong command of the English language and excellent interviewing, reporting, research, writing and communication skills are essential.