Journalists

Journalists

NOC
5123

Research, investigate, interpret and communicate news and public affairs through newspapers, television, radio and other media.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

9
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$49,367
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

165
 

% Working Full Time

89%
 

% Working Full Year

66%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Journalists research, investigate, interpret and communicate news and public affairs through newspapers, television, radio and other media. Journalists are employed by radio and television networks and stations, newspapers and magazines. Journalists may also work on a freelance basis.

Main Duties

Journalists perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Collect local, national and international news through interviews, investigation and observation
  • Write news stories for publication and broadcast
  • Receive, analyze and verify news and other copy for accuracy
  • Arrange for and conduct interviews as part of research and for radio and television programs
  • Research and report on developments in specialized fields such as medicine, science and technology
  • Prepare regular feature columns and stories on specialized topics
  • Write editorials and commentaries on topics of current interest to stimulate public interest and express the views of a publication or broadcasting station
  • Write critical reviews of literary, musical and other artistic works based on knowledge, judgement and experience.

Journalists may specialize in print, broadcast or Webcast media, in particular issues such as political affairs or entertainment news, or in a particular geographic area.

Also Known As

  • book reviewer
  • broadcast journalist
  • columnist
  • correspondent
  • cyberjournalist
  • investigative reporter
  • journalist
  • network reporter
  • news commentator
  • newspaper critic
  • reporter
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • A university degree or college diploma in journalism or a related field such as communications is usually required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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41.4%
Female
58.6%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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5.7%
15-24
37.1%
25-34
11.4%
35-44
31.4%
45-54
8.6%
55-64
5.7%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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5.4%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
5.4%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
5.4%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
21.6%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
62.2%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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88.9%
Information and cultural industries
5.6%
Arts, entertainment and recreation
5.6%
Public administration
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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8.60%
Northeast
40.00%
Southeast
17.10%
Southwest
25.70%
Central
8.60%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

N/A
Northeast
$60,199
Southeast
$63,099
Southwest
$32,714
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$49,367

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$60,334

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$49,367

Newfoundland

$39,242

Prince Edward Island

$31,946

Nova Scotia

$36,466

Canada

$45,041
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

9
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-3
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

12
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

24
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-17
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

41