A Journalist works for a newspaper or magazine, researching, interpreting and writing articles to be published in the paper or magazine in which they work. To do this role well, you will need to have a persistent manner and be confident when dealing with other people. You must be able to work in a pressurised environment and work to tight deadlines. If you are looking to improve your CV, please see below for an example which you can use.
CV Example: Journalist
I am a dedicated and persistent individual who enjoys working in the field of Journalism. I enjoy building relationships with different people and feel that I have excellent researching techniques to enable my stories to be accurate and written well.
I am an excellent communicator and conduct many different interviews with people. I work well under pressure and find this area a challenge to which I thrive. I am passionate about news of all kinds and hoping that throughout my career I will be able to work in many news worthy areas.
I am very organised and accurate in my work and pay great attention to detail. I like to learn new skills and keep up to date with the fast ever changing world of media.
Date to Date or To Date – Journalist – Where?
In my role as a Journalist, I work on different stories by doing research and interviewing people relevant to my stories. My day to day responsibilities for this include:
Investigating a story as soon as it breaks by researching and talking to relevant people
Following up potential leads to make new stories
Networking and developing new contacts
Interviewing people, face-to-face and over the phone, computer etc
Attending press conferences as necessary ensuring that I record meetings and interviews using recording equipment or shorthand so that no information is missed for a story
Having new ideas for news stories and features that will interest the readers
Writing in a creative way that will appeal to the reader.
University, College, School – For all include titles/subjects and qualifications – specific Journalism qualifications? Modules, anything relevant to the role?
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Have you done anything relevant that would suit the skills in the job you are applying for? Any previous work experience/training?
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
What do you like to do outside of work?
Available on request.
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