Reporter Requirements, Skills & Qualifications

The following common skills and qualifications are required of a Reporter:

  • B.Sc degree in journalism or mass communications
  • Proven working experience as a reporter
  • Computer proficiency (MS Office, digital editing, web search, databases)
  • Excellent communication, lobbying and active listening skills
  • Integrity and morality
  • Portfolio of published articles or newscasts
  • Ability to gather, write and edit news
  • Broad knowledge of headlines

Note that this is not an exhaustive list of Reporter skill, qualifications and experience. Job requirements for specific Reporter roles may vary, depending on the industry and type of employer.