Minimum - Preferably Bachelor?s degree or Diploma in Journalism or Mass Communication

Previous relevant work experience

The tasks a Freelance Journalist is expected to perform include:

Contributing to newspapers or magazines

Writing special articles on subjects of his/her choice for publication

Writingarticlesonselectedsubjectsbesideshis/her normalavocation

Well-versed with collecting and analyzing information about news worthy events to write news stories for publications

Knowledge of developing news leads and news tips to develop story idea

Proficient in interviewing people in a range of different circumstances

Knowledge of writing story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards

Well-versed with investigating leads and gathering facts

Knowledge of writing local, regional, national breaking stories like political events, sports, conflicts, etc.

Proficient in writing national stories with speed and accuracy

Knowledge of writting feature aricles

Will be updated

Attention to detail

Good communication skill

Strong writing skills

Good spelling and grammar

Proficient in different languages

Good listener

Presentable personality

Calm and composed

It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is available
Working hours

Flexible working hours

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 8,000 to INR 12,000 per month

For candidates with up to 2-3 yearsexperience - INR 20,000 to INR 25,000 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 Freelance Journalist across towns and cities in India.


Publication houses across India

Cities across India

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All the Commerce, Science and Arts college across India

All the institutes of Mass Communication and Journalism across India

Indian Institute of Mass Communication

National Institute of Mass Communication

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