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Broadcast Journalist

Broadcast Journalists gather information and prepare news items for broadcast on radio, television or online.

Key Skills IconKey skills

  • Interviewing
  • Interest in people and current events
  • Curiosity, resourcefulness, objectivity
  • Present facts clearly and concisely

Working Conditions IconWorking conditions

  • Interview and investigate in the field
  • Fast-paced, tight deadlines
  • Pressure to be the first to break news
  • Irregular schedules, long hours

Is it a good fit? IconCareer potential*

  • Broadcast Journalist
  • News Anchor
  • News Director

*May require additional education.

Related or similar careers

  • Radio Announcer
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Technical Writer
  • Photographer

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93%

Average SAIT graduate employment rate (2017)*
*Radio, Televsion and Broadcast News

$72,527

Average salary (Alberta)*
*alis.alberta.ca

$34,000

Median SAIT graduate salary (2017)*
*Radio, Television and Broadcast News

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