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Journalists, newspaper and periodical editors

Average National Salaries (2019)

Age 20

£14,040 pile of coins

Age 35

£28,600 pile of coins

Age 50

£33,800 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £28,600

What does this career do?

Jobholders in this unit group investigate and write up stories and features for broadcasting and for newspapers, magazines and other periodicals, evaluate and manage their style and content and oversee the editorial direction of these types of output and publication.

Typical tasks

  • determines subject matter and undertakes research by interviewing, attending public events, seeking out records, reviewing written work, attending film and stage performances etc.
  • writes articles and features and submits draft manuscripts to newspaper, magazine, periodical or programme editor
  • selects material for broadcast or publication, checks style, grammar, accuracy and legality of content and arranges for any necessary revisions
  • liaises with production staff in checking final proof copies immediately prior to printing.

Current entry requirements

Entrants usually possess a degree or equivalent qualification. A variety of postgraduate diplomas is available. NVQs/SVQs covering various aspects of journalism are available at Levels 3 and 4.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2020)
Female
(2019)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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