Broadcast Journalist

salary - £15,000 - £52,000

Job description

Broadcast journalists research, investigate and present news and current affairs for television, radio and the internet. Their aim is to present information in a fair, balanced and accurate way through news bulletins, documentaries and other factual programmes.Broadcast journalists can fill a number of roles within the media including editor, reporter, presenter/news anchor, producer and correspondent.

typical activities in the job:


Range of typical starting salaries: £15,000 - £20,000. Starting salaries vary significantly between local and national broadcasters.Range of typical salaries at senior level/with experience, e.g. after 10 to 15 years in the role: £22,000- £52,000.

entry requirements

There are three main entry routes into broadcast journalism:direct entry into a traineeship (though positions are scarce);moving across from print journalism (usually for those with several years' experience);'pre-entry' by completing an accredited degree or postgraduate qualification.