UNIT GROUP 2124 JOURNALISTS AND OTHER WRITERS
JOURNALISTS AND OTHER WRITERS research and compile news stories, write and edit news reports, commentaries and feature stories for presentation in print and electronic media, and compose written material to advertise goods and services.

Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Tasks Include:

    • determining advertising approach by consulting clients and management, and studying products to establish principal selling features
    • writing advertisements for press, radio, television, cinema screens, billboards, catalogues and shop displays
    • making decisions about the specific content of publications in conjunction with other senior editors and in accordance with editorial policies and guidelines
    • reviewing copy for publication to ensure conformity with accepted rules of grammar, style and format, coherence of story, and accuracy, legality and probity of content
    • collecting and analysing facts about newsworthy events from interviews, printed matter, investigations and observations
    • writing news reports, commentaries, articles and feature stories for newspapers, magazines, journals, television and radio on topics of public interest
    • researching and writing technical, information-based material and documentation for manuals, text books, handbooks and multimedia products
    • critically discussing daily news topics in the editorial columns of newspapers and reviewing books, films and plays

Occupations:

212411 Copywriter
212412 Newspaper or Periodical Editor
212413 Print Journalist
212414 Radio Journalist
212415 Technical Writer
212416 Television Journalist
212499 Journalists and Other Writers nec


212411 COPYWRITER

Designs and composes written material to advertise products and services.

Skill Level: 1


212412 NEWSPAPER OR PERIODICAL EDITOR

Alternative Title:

Associate Editor
Plans and directs editing of a publication, such as a newspaper, magazine or journal, in accordance with editorial policies and guidelines and accepted rules of grammar, style and format prior to printing and distribution.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

Features Editor
News Editor
Pictures Editor
Subeditor
Website/Blog Editor


212413 PRINT JOURNALIST

Collects and analyses facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation and observation and writes stories for newspapers, magazines or journals.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

Columnist
Feature Writer
Leader Writer
Newspaper Reporter


212414 RADIO JOURNALIST

Alternative Title:

Radio Reporter
Collects and analyses facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation and observation and writes stories for radio news or current affairs programs.

Skill Level: 1


212415 TECHNICAL WRITER

Researches and writes technical information-based material and documentation for articles, manuals, text books, handbooks, or multimedia products, usually for education or corporate purposes.

Skill Level: 1


212416 TELEVISION JOURNALIST

Alternative Title:

Television Reporter
Collects and analyses facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation and observation and writes stories for television news or current affairs programs.

Skill Level: 1


212499 JOURNALISTS AND OTHER WRITERS NEC

This occupation group covers Journalists and Other Writers not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 1

Occupations in this group include:
Blogger
Critic
Editorial Assistant
Photo Journalist