Journalist CV Template

Journalists, like other media practitioners, act as the “voice and ears” of the public. They write about socially and politically relevant news, and usually work for newspapers, and in TV and radio stations.

Credibility is very important for journalists because this will dictate whether the general public believes on what they write about. Accuracy is also important because a single mistake can ruin the entire story, and so as the credibility of the writer.

Sample Journalist CV Template

Adam Banfield

211 Chatsworth Avenue, Fleetwood,

Lancashire, FY7 8EE


Phone: 01253 772 209

Career objective:

A dedicated, objective and ethical professional who has the ability to work under pressure without sacrificing the quality of the output and who aspires to be one of the country’s most credible and respected journalist

Professional Qualifications:


1997-2004: Journalist/Photographer, UK Times

  • Wrote news articles for the said publication
  • Conducted researches, interviews, and event coverage to come up with reliable and newsworthy stories
  • Conducted photo documentations to support  news articles prepared


2004-Present: News Editor, London News Tonight

  • Proposed necessary modifications of the content of news articles submitted by subordinates
  • Revised erroneous news articles
  • Assigned articles/stories to be written by subordinates
  • Proposed newsworthy events/activities to be covered by journalists


Educational Qualifications:

1990-1993: Cum Laude, B.S. in Development Communication, Liverpool University

1993-1996: Master of Science in Mass Communication, Harvard University

Skills and Qualities:

  • Has excellent research, writing, interview and editing skills
  • Deals well with different types of people
  • Has competent broadcasting skills



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