Journalists

National Occupation Code (NOC): 5123  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Journalists research, investigate, interpret and communicate news and public affairs through newspapers, television, radio and other media. Journalists are employed by radio and television networks and stations, newspapers and magazines. Journalists may also work on a freelance basis.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Anchorman/woman
  • Art Critic
  • Book Critic
  • Book Reviewer
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Chronicler
  • Columnist
  • Commentator
  • Correspondent
  • Critic
  • Culinary Journalist
  • Cyberjournalist
  • Cyberreporter
  • Drama Critic
  • Entertainment Columnist
  • Fashion Columnist
  • Feature Reporter
  • Field Reporter
  • Film Critic
  • Financial Reporter
  • Foreign Affairs Reporter
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Foreign News Correspondent
  • Headline Writer
  • Investigative Reporter
  • Journalist
  • Law Reporter
  • Literary Critic
  • Movie Critic
  • Multimedia Information Trader
  • Music Critic
  • Music Reviewer
  • Netsurfer
  • Network Reporter
  • News Analyst
  • News Analyst - Broadcasting
  • News Commentator
  • News Commentator - Broadcasting
  • News Correspondent
  • News Reporter
  • News Writer - International Broadcasting
  • Newscast Correspondent
  • Newspaper Correspondent
  • Newspaper Critic
  • Newspaper Editorial Writer
  • Newspaper Reporter
  • Newspaper Writer
  • On-line Chronicler
  • On-line Columnist
  • Political Analyst - Radio Or Television
  • Political Columnist
  • Political Reporter
  • Press Reporter
  • Program Researcher - Radio Or Television
  • Radio Commentator
  • Radio Researcher
  • Reporter
  • Society Columnist
  • Society Journalist
  • Society Reporter
  • Sports Columnist
  • Sports Reporter
  • Sports Writer - Journalism
  • Staff Writer - Newspaper
  • Stock Market Reporter
  • Television News Anchorperson
  • Television Researcher
  • Theatre Critic
  • Book Reviewer
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Columnist
  • Correspondent
  • Cyberjournalist
  • Investigative Reporter
  • Journalist
  • Network Reporter
  • News Commentator
  • Newspaper Critic
  • Reporter

Requried Skills for Journalists

  • Bookkeeping
  • Communications
  • Customer Service
  • Decision-Making
  • Digital Media
  • Driving
  • Fluent French
  • Grammar
  • Journalism
  • Organization
  • Photography
  • Public Speaking
  • Real Estate
  • Research
  • Writing

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for journalists.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $30,549
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for journalists.

Gender Median Income
Male $36,517
Female $36,602
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Back to top

Extracted Salary Information (3 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for journalists.

$46,000.00
Lowest Observed
$55,000.00
Highest Observed
$46,000.00
25th Percentile
$49,333.33
Average
$47,000.00
Median
$55,000.00
75th Percentile

Back to top

Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for journalists

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 15
25 to 34 years 20
35 to 44 years 10
45 to 54 years 25
55 to 64 years 10
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 90
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

Back to top

Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for journalists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 30
Part Time 60
Total 90
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Back to top

Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for journalists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 50
Female 35
Total 90
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Back to top

Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for journalists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 80
Self Employed 10
Total 90
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

Back to top

Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for journalists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 90
Unemployed 0
Total 90
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

Back to top

Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for journalists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 10
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 40
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 40
Total 90
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Back to top

Required Skills for Journalists

  • Bookkeeping
  • Communications
  • Customer Service
  • Decision-Making
  • Digital Media
  • Driving
  • Fluent French
  • Grammar
  • Journalism
  • Organization
  • Photography
  • Public Speaking
  • Real Estate
  • Research
  • Writing

Back to top

Help Us Serve You Better

We are collecting data to better understand who is looking for work and what kind of opportunities jobseekers are searching for. This data is completely anonymous and non-personally identifiable.

Your Age: