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Radio Journalists collect and analyse facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation and observation and write stories for radio news or current affairs programs.


  • collects and analyses facts about newsworthy events from interviews, printed matter, investigations and observations
  • writes news reports, commentaries, articles and feature stories for radio on topics of public interest.


  • requires driving
  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

To become a Radio Journalist

  • You usually need a bachelor degree in journalism, followed by a one-year cadetship involving on the job training, to work as a Radio Journalist.

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