1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Television Journalist
      Television Reporter

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

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:
  • researches and compiles stories for television news and current affairs programs
  • interviews people and observes events to obtain and verify facts and to develop leads for news items
  • takes notes and reads publicity releases, copies of speeches or similar material to facilitate organisation and writing of story
  • writes to deadlines, referring to reference books, newspaper files or other sources for additional facts
  • submits news stories for approval
  • reads and evaluates news reports and suggestions for future stories

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