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Reporters and Correspondents
(SOC Code : 27-3022)
in San Diego County

Collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation. Report and write stories for newspaper, news magazine, radio, or television. Exclude "Broadcast News Analysts" (27-3021).

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Work experience, plus bachelor's or higher degree .

San Diego County is the same as San Diego-Carlsbad MSA.
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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
San Diego County 2016 - 2026310330206.533

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in San Diego County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Newspaper, Book, & Directory Publishers 33937.9%
Radio and Television Broadcasting 8726.2%
Other Information Services 25919.5%
Motion Picture and Video Industries 2541.8%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Broadcast Journalism
Journalism
Journalism, Other

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Report news stories for publication or broadcast, describing the background and details of events.
Arrange interviews with people who can provide information about a story.
Research a story`s background information to provide complete and accurate information.
Review copy and correct errors in content, grammar, and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.
Review and evaluate notes taken about event aspects in order to isolate pertinent facts and details.
Determine a story`s emphasis, length, and format, and organize material accordingly.
Research and analyze background information related to stories in order to be able to provide complete and accurate information.
Gather information about events through research, interviews, experience, or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social, or other functions.
Establish and maintain relationships with individuals who are credible sources of information.
Investigate breaking news developments, such as disasters, crimes, or human-interest stories.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Recognition - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Artistic - Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

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