Reporter Job Description

Reporters Find Out Facts And Use The Print Or Broadcast Media To Tell People About Them

Reporter Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • May transmit information to NEWSWRITER for story writing.
  • May specialize in one type of reporting, such as sports, fires, accidents, political affairs, court trials, or police activities.
  • Organizes material, determines slant or emphasis, and writes story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
  • May monitor police and fire department radio communications to obtain story leads.
  • May take photographs or shoot video to illustrate stories.
  • May edit, or assist in editing, videos for broadcast.
  • Collects and analyzes information about newsworthy events to write news stories for publication or broadcast: Receives assignment or evaluates news leads and news tips to develop story idea.
  • May appear on television program when conducting taped or filmed interviews or narration.
  • May give live reports from site of event or mobile broadcast unit.
  • May be assigned to outlying areas or foreign countries and be designated Correspondent or Foreign Correspondent.
  • Gathers and verifies factual information regarding story through interview, observation, and research.

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