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Job Description: 

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


Tasks include:

  • 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
  • collecting, reporting and commenting on news and current affairs for publication in newspapers and periodicals, or for broadcasting by radio, television or webcast media
  • receiving, analysing and verifying news and other copy for accuracy
  • interviewing politicians and other public figures at press conferences and on other occasions, including individual interviews recorded for radio, television or webcast media
  • researching and reporting on developments in specialised fields such as medicine, science and technology
  • writing editorials and commentaries on topics of current interest to stimulate public interest and express the views of a publication or broadcasting station
  • writing critical reviews of literary, musical and other artistic works based on knowledge, judgement and experience for newspapers, television, radio and other media
  • selecting material for publication, checking style, grammar, accuracy and legality of content and arranging for any necessary revisions
  • liaising with production staff in checking final proof copies immediately prior to printing
  • selecting, assembling and preparing publicity material about business or other organisations for issue through press, radio, television and other media
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Broadcast journalist
Newspaper editor
Sports editor

This unit group excludes

Book author (2641)
Book editor (2641)
Photo-journalist (3431)

Specific Occupations: 


Editor (news and periodicals)

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Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore