1. Advertising Creative Copywriter/Director:
Creative copywriters are responsible for generating the words, slogans and audio scripts that accompany advertising visuals. Junior agency copywriters may progress to senior copywriter and potentially to creative director.
2. Broadcast Journalist:
Broadcast journalists are the faces and voices of news and current affairs programmes. A broadcast journalist needs: excellent news-gathering and reporting skills a clear and professional broadcasting voice a feel for what makes a story and how best to present it to particular audiences excellent writing skills an interest in current affairs and people.
3. Copy Editor:
A copy editor makes sure that a text is readable, accurate and ready for publication. Copy editors on newspapers and magazines, who are usually called sub-editors, may also add headlines and introductory paragraphs to articles. Copy editors are employed by publishing firms, newspapers and magazines.
4. Court Reporter:
Court reporters attend court hearings and take down complete, virtually word-for-word accounts of all the evidence, the judgments and sometimes the lawyers' speeches. Court reporters sometimes travel to different courts and have to transport the stenograph machine. Experienced court reporters can become speech-to-text reporters or move into television or verbatim reporting of parliaments.
An indexer compiles the list that helps readers find their way easily round non-fiction books and other printed and electronic materials. Indexers may train by taking a distance learning course, such as that offered by the Society of Indexers (SI).
6. Information Scientist:
Information scientists are specialist researchers who produce often highly technical reports for commercial organisations, government departments, the education sector and research institutes.
Journalists seek out news and bring it to the public as quickly as possible. Salaries start from around £12,000 for new local journalists, rising to £80,000 or more for top journalists in national news. Journalists are employed by local and national newspapers, broadcasters, news agencies, magazines and online news operations.
8. Media Researcher:
Media researchers are part of a team contributing to TV, radio or online shows. They investigate the subject to be covered by a programme, and assist with the recording. They may also help to come up with ideas for topics and new shows.
Tasks may include:
contacting experts on particular topics to talk through the issues
providing accurate briefings to producers, directors, journalists or presenters
booking interviewees, and finding replacement guests at short notice
finding appropriate locations for filming.
9. Newspaper Editor:
Newspaper editors have overall responsibility for the quality, accuracy and tone of their publication, or a section within it. A newspaper editor works closely with the editorial team, reporters, advertising staff, printers and publishers to meet deadlines.
10. Publishing Commissioning Editor:
Publishing commissioning editors work for book publishing companies. Although most commissioning editors work in book publishing companies, they may also work for magazines.
11. Publishing Editor:
Publishing editors work in a number of publishing areas. These include newspaper and magazine publishing, book publishing and online publishing.
12. Technical Author:
Technical authors produce technical information such as instructions to help users get to grips with all kinds of technology. However, technical authors may be required to work longer hours to finish projects on time.
13. Web Author/Editor:
A web author/editor is responsible for the content and images used on a website. Web authors/editors may be employed by web design companies, IT consultancies, media organisations or a company's marketing/corporate communication department.
Writers produce works of fiction and non-fiction. They may work on novels, short stories, poetry, scripts for radio, TV, film or theatre, non-fiction books, newspaper and magazine articles, or website content.
Income varies enormously. Most published writers earn less than £5,000 a year from their writing, but a few top writers earn £120,000 or more.
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Answered By: littlephuongvi - 11/1/2008