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Video Journalist
$42K-$51K / yr. (est.)
$42K
$46,768 / year
$51K
Average base salary
The salary information provided is based on data collected from various reliable sources and may vary depending on individual qualifications and other factors.

About Video Journalist

What does a Video Journalist do?

We, in the role of Video Journalists, are responsible for producing and writing news. We set up interviews, choose shooting locations, and investigate data from various sources. We operate the camera and create news suitable for broadcasting. We develop and plan live or taped video segments. We compile data from various sources, investigate, analyze, and write their stories, and edit as needed. We are responsible for performing research for each video. We also work on finding relevant people to interview when necessary.

Core tasks:

  • record footage with standard sound and video quality
  • edit footage after it has been recorded to include transitions and text where necessary
  • upload content to a system or website
  • keep abreast of the latest editing software and recording equipment
  • work on story ideas, planning, and development
  • develop and maintain a network of news sources
  • research and script videos
  • work with experts in the businesses
  • develop effective messages for audio-visual communications

Insights

How Many Years of Experience Do Professionals Need Before Becoming Video Journalist?
On average, people work 5-7 years in other positions prior to becoming a Video Journalist.
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ReporterHouston, TX - 10 months ago
As a reporter, I can definitely see the value in gaining experience in other positions before transitioning to video journalism. 🎥
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VideographerSan Francisco, CA - 10 months ago
If you have the talent and passion for video journalism, why bother with other roles? 🤔 It's all about dedication!
How Long Do Video Journalist Employees Typically Stay in Their Roles?
On average, Video Journalists works in this position for 5+ years across multiple employers.
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News ProducerHouston, TX - 10 months ago
This constant job-hopping hurts the industry's credibility. Video Journalists should commit to one news organization and make a real impact!
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News ReporterNew York City, NY - 10 months ago
I've been in this field for 10+ years, and I understand the need for growth, but switching jobs so frequently isn't the way to do it. 😡
What Is the Job Hopper Score for Video Journalist Employees?
Moderate job changes in Video Journalist, showing some career movement without excessive turnover.
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Marketing ManagerNew York City, NY - 10 months ago
🙌 Finally, an occupation that offers stability without constant turnover.
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Broadcast ProducerHouston, TX - 10 months ago
video journalists are not valued in our industry, we need to change that!

Career path

Path to job

Discover a Video Journalist's areas of knowledge sorted by their majors.
Explore the list of higher education institutions that a Video Journalist typically studied at.
New York University
Northwestern University

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Demographics

What Is the Age and Gender Ratio of Video Journalist Employees?
Gender ratio in Video Journalist position: 0.58454018826937 Male and 0.41545981173063 Female. Age ratio in Video Journalist position: 16-20: 11%, 21-30: 62%, 31-40: 16%, 41-50: 7%, 51-60: 3%, 60+: 1%. Video Journalist position is predominantly male (58.5%) with the largest age group being 21-30 years old, followed by 31-40 years old.
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Video JournalistSan Francisco, CA - 10 months ago
Maybe it's because video journalism is a fast-paced and demanding job, and younger people are more willing to take up the challenge. 🤷
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Video JournalistMiami, FL - 10 months ago
I see very little representation for people over 50. What about the valuable wisdom and experience they bring to the table? 😔

Workplaces

Who Are the Top Employers for Video Journalist?
Top employers of Video Journalist position: Higher Learning Commission, Univision, Voice of America. People who work in Video Journalist position most typically go on to work for the Higher Learning Commission.
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Video JournalistAtlanta, GA - 10 months ago
Voice of America may have their biases, but so does every news outlet. At least they try to present balanced perspectives in their reporting.
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Video JournalistMiami, FL - 10 months ago
Higher Learning Commission being a top employer for Video Journalists proves that education institutions value quality reporting.
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Voice of America
What Industries Does Video Journalist Typically Have Experience In?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Video Journalist: Publishing & Broadcasting, Information Technology, Arts / Entertainment / Recreation, Education, Professional / Scientific / Technical. Video Journalist employees most likely come from a Publishing & Broadcasting industry background.
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Video JournalistHouston, TX - 10 months ago
Absolutely! To excel in this field, you need excellent storytelling abilities, strong communication skills, and the ability to work under pressure. 🎥
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Video JournalistMiami, FL - 10 months ago
Who even cares about being a Video Journalist? It's all about influencers 'n stuff now, y'know? 🙄

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Discussion about Video Journalist

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How balanced is the gender diversity among people working as a Video Journalist?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
This is a well balanced profession, about half of the people are women.
What is the typical age of people who work as a Video Journalist?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
28 is the average age of people working as a Video Journalist.
Is a Video Journalist considered to be a junior profession?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
You probably need around 6 years to work as a Video Journalist
What industries does a Video Journalist typically work in?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Most typically work in the Information industry.
What kind of higher education a Video Journalist need?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
As a Video Journalist you’ll probably need Bachelor of Arts degree
Which company is likely to have openings for Video Journalist positions?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Higher Learning Commission, Univision and Voice of America employs the most people in the Video Journalist role.
How many years of experience as a Video Journalist is needed in average to switch to another position?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
On average people change after more than 5 years.
How likely is it for people working as a Video Journalist to switch companies still working as a Video Journalist?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
A typical Video Journalist might work for one or two companies.
What jobs do people work in before becoming a Video Journalist?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
A Video Journalist probably worked as Producer, Reporter or Videographer before
What can be the next step in your career path from Video Journalist?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Consider the following: Producer, Video Producer or Production Assistant
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