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"Reporters and Correspondent"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation. Report and write stories for newspaper, news magazine, radio, or television.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Reporters and Correspondent"

1) Report and write news stories for publication or broadcast, describing the background and details of events.

2) Arrange interviews with people who can provide information about a particular story.

3) Review copy and correct errors in content, grammar, and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.

4) Review and evaluate notes taken about event aspects in order to isolate pertinent facts and details.

5) Determine a story's emphasis, length, and format, and organize material accordingly.

6) Research and analyze background information related to stories in order to be able to provide complete and accurate information.

7) Gather information about events through research, interviews, experience, and attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social, and other functions.

8) Investigate breaking news developments such as disasters, crimes, and human interest stories.

9) Research and report on specialized fields such as medicine, science and technology, politics, foreign affairs, sports, arts, consumer affairs, business, religion, crime, or education.

 

 

11) Discuss issues with editors in order to establish priorities and positions.

12) Check reference materials such as books, news files, and public records in order to obtain relevant facts.


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13) Revise work in order to meet editorial approval or to fit time or space requirements.

14) Photograph or videotape news events, or request that a photographer be assigned to provide such coverage.

15) Develop ideas and material for columns or commentaries by analyzing and interpreting news, current issues, and personal experiences.

16) Transmit news stories or reporting information from remote locations, using equipment such as satellite phones, telephones, fax machines, or modems.

17) Present live or recorded commentary via broadcast media.

18) Conduct taped or filmed interviews or narratives.

19) Edit or assist in editing videos for broadcast.

20) Write columns, editorials, commentaries, or reviews that interpret events or offer opinions.

21) Write reviews of literary, musical, and other artwork based on knowledge, judgment, and experience.

Job Description for "Reporters and Correspondent" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  A-I-E        SOC:  27-3022.00