How to Become a News Writer

News Writer Job Description

News writers are responsible for writing news stories for publication or broadcast from written or recorded notes that are supplied by reporting staff. 



News Writer Job Duties

  • Review and evaluate written or recorder notes supplied by reporting staff in order to isolate important details
  • Verify facts by performing research
  • Obtain supplemental information by conducting interviews and conducting further research
  • Prepare news stories that conform to specified length, style and formatting requirements
  • Liaise with editors, producers and directors



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