Journalist Skills you Need for your CV and Career in Media, Digital & Creative

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Journalist Skills List in Media, Digital & Creative

Below we have compiled a list of the most popular skills for a Journalist role. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Journalist job descriptions they appeared on. For example, 62% of Journalist job descriptions contained journalism as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

journalism
62%
journalist
21%
editorial
18%
b2b
12%
producers
9%
magazines
9%
property
6%
sustainability
6%
research
6%
editor
6%
proof reader
6%
writer
6%
copywriter
6%
digital publishing editor
6%
interviewing
6%
editorial assistant
6%
sales
6%
magazine editor
6%
current affairs
6%
multimedia
6%
report writer
6%
newspaper
6%
communications
6%
organisational skills
6%
social media coordinator
6%
social media editor
6%
digital media
6%
writing
6%
shorthand
3%
literacy
3%
pr manager
3%
construction industry
3%
marketing
3%
pr specialist
3%
online news
3%
media executive
3%
japanese
3%
media sales
3%
tech pr
3%
medical communications
3%
media officer
3%
new media
3%
digital agency
3%
production teams
3%
construction
3%
start-ups
3%
digital marketing
3%
radio
3%
baking
3%
digital pr
3%
redeployment
3%
feature articles
3%
civil engineering
3%
seo
3%
french
3%
accountability
3%
content management
3%
full clean driving licence
3%
licensing
3%
audience
3%
english language skills
3%
specialist crime and courts correspondent
3%
sports
3%
online content
3%
channels
3%
communicate clearly
3%
publishing
3%
logistical
3%
press office
3%
external communications
3%
copywriting
3%
creative
3%
press releases
3%
media
3%
strategy
3%
events
3%
client facing skills
3%
media relations
3%
writing skills
3%
driving
3%
editing
3%
communication skills
3%
pr account manager
3%
news
3%

While these keywords are a good start, remember that every job is different. Instead of including all these keywords on your CV, identify the keywords most relevant to the job you're applying to and include those. For the best chance of success use our CV keyword scanner tool to help with this.

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