Career Details

Digital Journalist

Career Overview

A digital journalist interviews people on camera to be played online or on television news. This journalist may shoot and edit their own videos.


A four-year bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism or a related field may be required to obtain this position.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$24,000 /yr
$39,000 /yr
$70,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Public Speaking
  • Communication
  • Graphic Design
  • Marketing
  • Video Editing
Future Outlook

Because of the limited number of these positions, there will likely be a lot of competition for these jobs.

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Work Environment

A digital journalist will likely work for a TV station or an online news source. It may require a lot of local travel, including being outside in bad weather conditions at times.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

PayScale, Inc.