Journalist job description template

This Journalist job description template includes the list of most important Journalist's duties and responsibilities. It is customizable and ready to post to job boards. Use it to save time, attract qualified candidates and hire best employees.

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Journalist job profile

Journalist is a professional responsible for reporting the news. Journalist research, document, write, and present the news in an honest, ethical, and unbiased way. 

In order to attract Journalist that best matches your needs, it is very important to write a clear and precise Journalist job description.

Journalist job description

Are you an aspiring, creative self-starter who is willing to go the extra mile and pitch in where needed? Are your greatest interests excellent writing and impeccable storytelling?

If so, you just might be the kind of person we are looking for! We are seeking talented, determined and creative Journalist who is equipped to work in a fast paced work environment. 

You will work in a team and be responsible for carrying on research activities, conducting interviews and creating original content.

Journalist duties and responsibilities

  • Conduct research for interesting news 
  • Travel to different locations and execute timely news coverage
  • Collaborate with camera crew and other team members in order to create the best overview
  • Develop confidential and long-term relationships with news informants
  • Interview live witnesses on the scene 
  • Create notes and recordings
  • Select testimonials and combine footage from different interviews to create a full overview of a story
  • Conduct, manage, document and edit interviews 
  • Fact-checking the information given by a source
  • Ensure news informants' confidentiality 

Journalist requirements

  • Previous working experience as a Journalist for (x) year(s)
  • Excellent portfolio of published stories 
  • Hands on experience in writing and editing 
  • In-depth knowledge of interviewing best practices
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to details
  • MA in Journalism or similar relevant field

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