Journalists, newspaper and periodical editors
Average Annual Pay
Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2017
Average Weekly Hours
Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2015
Labour Force Survey 2018
Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)
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.
QualificationsEntrants 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.
- 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.
Common job titles
Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.