How much does a Journalist make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Journalist in the United States is $21 as of November 23, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $18 and $24. 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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JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY - Harrisonburg , VA
Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and content management systems (CMS) * 4+ years of relevant experience in communications/marketing/journalism or related fields To apply go to or visit ...
Upward.net - 1 day ago
Washington & Lee University - Lexington , VA
Bachelor's degree or relevant combination of education and experience in communications, marketing, journalism, or related field. * Five or more years of digital content creation and production ...
Upward.net - 22 days ago
Metro Systems - Vienna , VA
... Journalism, Communications, Marketing, Information Technology or related field • HTML skills, including knowledge of CSS, JavaScript • Experience in various content management systems (Adobe ...
ZipRecruiter - 24 days ago
FS-ISAC - Reston , VA
You may be a financial or tech journalist or manage content at a financial institution, fintech company, or cybersecurity firm, or you may have worked at an agency that serves these types of clients
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 58 days ago
Public Consulting Group - Richmond , VA
Degree in communications, journalism, English, or related field * Interest or experience in government health, human services, or education agencies a plus \#LI-remote EEO Statement Public Consulting ...
Upward.net - 55 days ago
Tax Analysts - Falls Church , VA
We need a journalist who is equally passionate about telling stories that will help us further our mission. A successful candidate for this job will have professional journalism experience, examples ...
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