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Job Description:

  • 1) Analyzes news and writes column or commentary, based on personal knowledge and experience with subject matter, for publication or broadcast: Gathers information and develops subject perspective through research, interview, experience, and attendance at functions, such as political conventions, news meetings, sports events, and social activities.

  • 2) Analyzes and interprets information to formulate and outline story idea.

  • 3) Selects material most pertinent to presentation, organizes material into acceptable media form and format, and writes column or commentary.

  • 4) Records commentary or presents commentary live when working in broadcast medium.

  • 5) May be required to develop material to fit media time or space requirements.

  • 6) May analyze current news items and be designated News Analyst.

  • 7) May be designated according to medium worked in as Columnist; Commentator.

  • 8) May specialize in particular field, such as sports, fashion, society, or politics.

  • 9) May analyze topics chosen by publication or broadcast facility editorial board.

  • 10) May enter information into computer to prepare commentaries.




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DOT:   131.067-010

Job Number: 2135