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VIDEO GAME JOURNALIST: Begin Writing As Soon As Possible

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Luis, a video game journalist and game studio owner, spends his typical day researching new developments in gaming and writing articles about it for the local newspaper in Lima, Peru. He contacted the editor of a journal in his second year in college to ask about writing about video games, and he has been in the field ever since. He tells us that you don't have to have a career to be able to write, you can just start writing on your own on a blog.

Degree: Industrial Engineering
Job Title: Video Game Journalist & Game Studio Owner

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, Long hours, Flexible, Irregular
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Travel, Outdoor, Indoor, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Creativity, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Artistic, People skills, Public speaking ability, Networking

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Bachelor's degree
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