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PHOTO JOURNALIST & VIDEO PRODUCER: Figure Out What People Want To Watch

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To become a journalist, photo journalist or video producer, one needs the drive and passion mixed with solid editing skills to make quality photos and/or videos. It isn't always about the equipment available but truly a professional editing program. The career choice can be expanded to fashion photography and music video production. It just takes the right amount of passion.

Degree: Journalism
Job Title: Photo Journalist & Video Producer

Job Summary: Digital Journalist

Job Description

Digital journalist is a new breed of reporter who focuses on creating interactive news stories and blogs with videos, photos and animations.

On-the-Job Training

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$30,000 - $150,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
1 to 8 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Irregular, Flexible, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Home, Indoor, Office, Travel, Outdoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Artistic, Creativity, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Networking, People skills, Public speaking ability

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Bachelor's degree
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