Tasks and duties

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

    Skill level

    Highly skilled
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