If you want to learn what is happening around the world, stay tuned to the news. Reporters explore different topics and issues every day to present the reality to audiences. As the watchdog for the society and government, reporters should be committed to truth, alert to injustice, and satisfy the public's right to know.
There is a wide variety of reporters. They work for different types of medium ranging from newspapers, television, radio to magazines and are responsible for different scopes, such as Hong Kong news, Taiwan and Mainland news, international news and financial news. Journalists have a diverse range of duties and responsibilities. While beginners may be dispatched to collect information from a press conference, some experienced ones are responsible for conducting in-depth research and reports.
People often say a reporter has to possess "iron legs", "eyes of the horse" and "stomach of the immortal". In other words, a good reporter should be physically strong, sharp-eyed, alert and able to endure hunger. They should also avoid being reduced to the mouthpieces of different stakeholders, so they must have a critical mind. This profession can be challenging, but it may be suitable for those with a strong sense of justice.
Reporters normally work five to six days a week, and may need to work irregular hours, depending on types of jobs. The monthly salaries of new recruits range from HK$9,000 to HK$13,500.Interested in this industry?