How much does a Journalist make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Journalist in the United States is $20 as of November 29, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $18 and $23. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is a Journalist?

A Journalist is a person who collects, writes, or distributes news or other current information to the public. A Journalist's work is called journalism. A Journalist can work with general issues or specialize in certain issues. However, most journalists tend to specialize, and by cooperating with other journalists, produce journals that span many topics. For example, a sports Journalist covers news within the world of sports, but this Journalist may be a part of a newspaper that covers many different topics....

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Campus Reform - Arlington , VA
Writing Skills: 1 year (Preferred) Journalism: 0-1 year Social Media: 0-1 year Administration: 0-1 year Work Remotely: No
LinkedIn - 17 days ago
JCS Solutions LLC - Annandale , VA
This is an entry level position and a degree in Journalism or English is highly desired. Responsibilities: * Produce well-researched content and provide editorial assistance to the team as needed
LinkedIn - 32 days ago
POLITICO - Arlington , VA
A journalist with a passion for the Washington DC stories of policy, politics, and power. Likewise, someone fascinated with and knowledgeable about how those stories play out in power centers around ...
Lensa - 65 days ago
Pinnacle Group, Inc. - McLean , VA
BA/BS Bachelor's Degree in English, Communication, Journalism or relative field Note * Senior Writer Position. * Same requirements/needs as past senior writer roles. Comments For Suppliers * Reminder ...
LinkedIn - 27 days ago
Institute For Defense Analyses - Alexandria , VA
BA/BS in English, Journalism or a closely related discipline coupled with 4+ years progressively responsible work experience providing editorial support to a technical group or in a technical work ...
ClearanceJobs.com - 38 days ago
A four year English or Journalism college degree and/or 5 plus years of copywriting experience is required. What we offer: * Competitive salary * Flexible Scheduling/Remote Work * Medical, Vision ...
LinkedIn - 65 days ago
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