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News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists - 27-3023.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Narrate or write news stories, reviews, or commentary for print, broadcast, or other communications media such as newspapers, magazines, radio, or television. May collect and analyze information through interview, investigation, or observation.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

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SOC Occupation Groups

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  • Analyze and interpret news and information received from various sources to broadcast the information.
  • Arrange interviews with people who can provide information about a story.
  • Assign stories to other reporters or duties to production staff.
  • Check reference materials, such as books, news files, or public records, to obtain relevant facts.
  • Communicate with readers, viewers, advertisers, or the general public via mail, email, or telephone.
  • Conduct taped or filmed interviews or narratives.
  • Coordinate and serve as an anchor on news broadcast programs.
  • Determine a published or broadcasted story's emphasis, length, and format, organizing material accordingly.
  • Develop ideas or material for columns or commentaries by analyzing and interpreting news, current issues, or personal experiences.
  • Discuss issues with editors to establish priorities or positions.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with individuals who are credible sources of information.
  • Examine news items of local, national, and international significance to determine topics to address, or obtain assignments from editorial staff members.
  • Gather information and develop perspectives about news subjects through research, interviews, observation, and experience.
  • Investigate breaking news developments, such as disasters, crimes, or human-interest stories.
  • Photograph or videotape news events.
  • Present live or recorded commentary via broadcast media.
  • Present news stories, and introduce in-depth videotaped segments or live transmissions from on-the-scene reporters.
  • Receive assignments or evaluate leads or tips to develop story ideas.
  • Report news stories for publication or broadcast, describing the background and details of events.
  • Report on specialized fields such as medicine, green technology, environmental issues, science, politics, sports, arts, consumer affairs, business, religion, crime, or education.
  • Research a story's background information to provide complete and accurate information.
  • Review and evaluate notes taken about news events to isolate pertinent facts and details.
  • Review written, audio, or video copy, and correct errors in content, grammar, or punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.
  • Revise work to meet editorial approval or to fit time or space requirements.
  • Select material most pertinent to presentation, and organize this material into appropriate formats.
  • Take pictures or video, and process them for inclusion in a story.
  • Transmit news stories or reporting information from remote locations, using equipment such as satellite phones, telephones, fax machines, or modems.
  • Write columns, editorials, commentaries, or reviews that interpret events or offer opinions.
  • Write commentaries, columns, or scripts, using computers.
  • Write online blog entries that address news developments or offer additional information, opinions, or commentary on news events.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze information obtained from news sources.
  • Coordinate logistics for productions or events.
  • Coordinate reporting or editing activities.
  • Correspond with customers to answer questions or resolve complaints.
  • Determine presentation subjects or content.
  • Develop professional relationships or networks.
  • Edit written materials.
  • Gather information for news stories.
  • Inform viewers, listeners, or audiences.
  • Interview others for news or entertainment purposes.
  • Monitor current trends.
  • Operate communications, transmissions, or broadcasting equipment.
  • Operate still or video cameras or related equipment.
  • Report news to the public.
  • Write informational material.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Advanced Visual Information-Photojournalism Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Basic Combat Correspondent (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Broadcast Journalist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Broadcast Operations Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Broadcast Reporter (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Broadcaster (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Broadcaster (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Chief Public Affairs NCO (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Mass Communicator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Communication Director (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Communication Strategy and Operations Chief (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Communication Strategy and Operations Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Content Developer (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Conversion NEC MC Mass Communications (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Creative Director (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Journalist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Journalist Tracking NEC (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Mass Communications Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Mass Communicator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Multimedia Director/Producer (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Photojournalist Journeyman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Press Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Public Affairs (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Public Affairs (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Public Affairs Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Public Affairs Broadcast Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Public Affairs Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Public Affairs Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Public Affairs Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Public Affairs Mass Communication Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Public Affairs Specialist (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Public Affairs, General (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Public Information Specialty (Coast Guard - Warrant Officer only)
  • Recruiting Station Marketing and Communication Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • RL - Special Duty Officer (Public Affairs) (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Writer (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Columnist/Commentator
  • Newscaster
  • Newswriter
  • Reporter