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Job Description: 
Journalists research, investigate, interpret and communicate news and public affairs through newspapers, television, radio and other media.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) collecting local, national and international news through interviews, investigation and observation, attending public events, seeking out records, reviewing written work, attending film and stage performances
  • (b) collecting, reporting and commenting on news and current affairs for publication in newspapers and periodicals, or for broadcasting by radio, television or webcast media
  • (c) receiving, analysing and verifying news and other copy for accuracy
  • (d) interviewing politicians and other public figures at press conferences and on other occasions, including individual interviews recorded for radio, television or webcast media
  • (e) researching and reporting on developments in specialized fields such as medicine, science and technology
  • (f) writing editorials and commentaries on topics of current interest to stimulate public interest and express the views of a publication or broadcasting station
  • (g) writing critical reviews of literary, musical and other artistic works based on knowledge, judgement and experience for newspapers, television, radio and other media
  • (h) selecting material for publication, checking style, grammar, accuracy and legality of content and arranging for any necessary revisions
  • (i) liaising with production staff in checking final proof copies immediately prior to printing
  • (j) selecting, assembling and preparing publicity material about business or other organizations for issue through press, radio, television and other media.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Journalist
- Copy editor
- Newspaper editor
- Newspaper reporter
- Sports writer
- Sub editor
- TV / radio news reporter,


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Public relations officer- 2432
- Book author - 2641
- Book editor ? 2641
- Photo journalist - 3431
- Camera operator ? 3521

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