An economic or business journalist collects and disseminates information and trends related to economic changes or the field of business.
Employers:Associated PressBusiness InsiderNew York TimesWall Street JournalWashington Post
Qualifications/Preferred Skills:A bachelor's degree is required, but master's degrees are becoming more common. Writing talent and experience in journalism are a must, so a minor or double major in journalism or English may be helpful. Economic/business journalists work under deadlines and are knowledgeable about business and the economy.
National Average Salary-Business Journalist:$67,000
How will your economics degree help in this field?The ability to analyze and process information about the economy and businesses is necessary for this career. You will be reading and studying economic research relevant to your article topics. You must be able to understand these papers and condense and re-write the information for a general business audience.