News Presenter

News Anchor

News Correspondent

News Reporter

Minimum - Preferably Graduate

Previous relevant work experience

The tasks a News Reporter is expected to perform include:

Collecting news by touring area allotted to him/her

Interviewing persons, attending public functions, press conferences and law courts

Investigating events of public interest and transmitting news to editor for publication

Interviewing important public men to collect news and to ascertain their views on contemporary events


Proficient in interacting with people

Knowledge of current affairs, both Indian and international

Proficient in researching to get the detailed background of the story

Well-versed with names of notable personalities both in Indian and abroad

Proficient in spotting events that can be converted into news - that is news-worthy

Proficient in writing about particular type of news such as those relating to political events, sports, theatre, etc.

Will be updated

Attention to detail

Good communication skills

Clear diction

Proficient in different languages

Accent and modulation

Presentable personality

Calm and composed

Team player

It needs one to be on their toes

May need to handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working hours include 9/11 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from company to company

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

Health hazards include working at odd hours, covering stories in extreme conditions, etc.

Occupational hazards include risk of accident, stress, etc.

For freshers - INR 25,000 to INR 30,000 per month

For candidates with up to 2-3 yearsexperience - INR 40,000 to INR 45,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Film and Television Sector in India

The Media and Entertainment industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the country. The television segment in India accounts for over 40% of the revenues. It also contributes to above 35% of the revenues to the Indian advertising industry. The film industry, on the other hand, has seen a tremendous growth and has become a brand name in the recent years. This has helped it to enter the international market.

The current employment across Media & Entertainment sector is estimated to be over 1 million persons (in terms of direct employment only). The Private Final Consumption Expenditure (PFCE) on Entertainment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13% to 14% between 2008 and 2022.

About 100 to 120 persons are required to produce a movie. Keeping in mind the current employment, and the expected growth in different segments in the industry, we project that the total employment in the Media and Entertainment industry would increase from about 1 to 1.1 million persons in 2008 to about 4 to 4.1 million persons in 2022, an incremental human resource requirement of about 3 million persons. All these factors put together are only going to increase the job opportunities for a News Reporter across towns and cities in India.

News channels across India

Cities across India

Will be updated

All the Commerce, Science and Arts college across India

Craft Film School

National Institute of Mass Communication

Pran?s Media Institute

Will be updated