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 September 25, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $17 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....

Source: Wikipedia (as of 09/06/2019). Read more from Wikipedia

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Cessna & Associates - Arlington , VA
Qualified candidates will offer a bachelor'sdegree in digital communications, journalism, marketing, or related fieldplus a minimum of five years of experience in digital copywriting, editing ...
ZipRecruiter - 20 days ago
Leidos - Fort Belvoir , VA
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS · Bachelor's degree in writing, journalism, mass communications, English, technical writing, information technology or closely related discipline; · 4+ years of proven ...
Appcast Agency - 37 days ago
Koniag Services, Inc. - Falls Church , VA
Education Bachelorrsquos degree in a relevant discipline (English, Journalism, Marketing, Business, Communications or a related field). Work Experience, Knowledge, Skills Abilities 5 + yearsrsquo ...
Dice.com - 14 days ago
Nakupuna Companies - Arlington , VA
This position requires a minimum of two years of experience in addition to a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in English, History, Journalism, Communications, or a related field
ClearanceJobs.com - 2 days ago
NetImpact Strategies - Fairfax , VA
Bachelor's Degree; major in English, Journalism, or related field preferred * 5+ years of experience with technical writing in an IT development environment * working cross-departmentally to ...
ZipRecruiter - 27 days ago
Kreative Technologies - Fairfax , VA
Bachelor'sdegree in a technical field or English/Journalism and 2 - 4 years of priorrelevant experience or Masters with less than 2 years of experience. Overview: Kreative Technologies is in search ...
ZipRecruiter - 50 days ago
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