Communications ยป Media

Journalist

Description

The role of journalists within agriculture is to research and write stories on current subjects or issues that are relevant to those within the agriculture industry. However, these stories may also be of interest to non-ag readers, like investors. Journalists play a crucial role in distributing information and news throughout the industry, facilitating important conversations, and engaging with all facets of industry to ensure they remain a trustworthy, non-biased voice.

Employment Levels
Requirements
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Bachelor of Arts (Communications)
Compulsory
Bachelor of Arts (Journalism)
Compulsory
Bachelor of Journalism
Compulsory
Bachelor of Agribusiness
Compulsory
Bachelor of Agricultural Science
Compulsory
Staff Writer
Section Editor
Editor
Publisher

Activities

  • Design and produce web and print articles that report on current topics in the grains industry. These topics are likely to include markets, diseases, new technologies and practices, politics and weather outlooks
  • Research and verify information for stories and photograph events or subjects of stories
  • Use social media to increase traffic on social channels and promote content

Locations

  • Broadcasting companies (TV and/or radio)
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • News websites
  • Social media
  • City and Country
Education opportunities
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