Bloggers, Critics, Sports and Other Writers (not covered elsewhere) includes jobs like Blogger, Critic, Editorial Assistant, and Photo Journalist.

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

    Tasks

    • Determines written advertising approaches by consulting clients and management, and studying products to establish principal selling features.
    • Writes advertisements for press, radio, television, cinema screens, billboards, catalogues and shop displays.
    • Makes decisions about the specific content of publications in conjunction with other senior editors and in accordance with editorial policies and guidelines.
    • Reviews copy for publication, to ensure conformity with accepted rules of grammar, style, format and story coherence as well as the accuracy, legality and ethics of content.
    • Collects and analyses facts about newsworthy events from interviews, printed matter, investigations and observations.
    • Writes news reports, commentaries, articles and feature stories for newspapers, magazines, journals, television and radio on topics of public interest.
    • Researches and writes technical, information-based material and documentation for manuals, text books, handbooks and multimedia products.
    • Critically discusses daily news topics in the editorial columns of newspapers and reviewing books, films and plays.

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    All Journalists and Other Writers

    • $1,576 Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Bloggers, Critics, Sports and Other Writers (not covered elsewhere)

    • 2,000 workers Employment Size
    • Very high skill Skill level rating
    • 61% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 44 hours Average full-time
    • 38 years Average age
    • 59% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Bloggers, Critics, Sports and Other Writers (not covered elsewhere) (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
    from 1,700 in 2011 to 2,000 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Bloggers, Critics, Sports and Other Writers (not covered elsewhere) work in many parts of Australia. New South Wales has a large share of workers.
    • Industries: Most work in Information Media and Telecommunications; Arts and Recreation Services; and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
    • Full-time: Many work full-time (61%, similar to the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 44 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 38 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 59% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Information Media and Telecommunications39.3
    Arts and Recreation Services18.0
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services11.2
    Public Administration and Safety7.4
    Other Industries24.1

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateBloggers, Critics, Sports and Other Writers (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs Average
    NSW44.531.6
    VIC24.925.6
    QLD13.420.0
    SA4.27.0
    WA6.710.8
    TAS1.32.0
    NT0.71.0
    ACT4.41.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketBloggers, Critics, Sports and Other Writers (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-192.2-5.05.0
    20-2413.0-9.39.3
    25-3428.1-22.922.9
    35-4422.6-22.022.0
    45-5417.2-21.621.6
    55-596.6-9.09.0
    60-645.4-6.06.0
    65 and Over5.1-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationBloggers, Critics, Sports and Other Writers (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate19.7-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree45.6-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma9.2-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV4.5-21.121.1
    Year 1217.2-18.118.1
    Year 111.5-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below2.3-12.512.5

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

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    Employers look for Journalists and Writers who are literate and can interact well with others.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. English language

      79% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    2. Communications and media

      79% Skill level

      Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

    3. Geography

      62% Skill level

      Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

    4. Sociology and anthropology

      54% Skill level

      Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

    5. History and archeology

      53% Skill level

      Events of the past, their causes, how we learn about them, and how they influence the way we live today.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Time pressure

      100% Important

      Work to strict deadlines.

    2. Electronic mail

      99% Important

      Use electronic mail.

    3. Telephone

      99% Important

      Talk on the telephone.

    4. Contact with people

      94% Important

      Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

    5. Face-to-face discussions

      93% Important

      Talk with people face-to-face.

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