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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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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 and New Zealand:

      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


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