Now, once you're actually hired as a reporter and are writing for a news organization, this is when the real fun begins. Maybe you just want to freelance, and don't have any hopes to ever become a full-time reporter. Or maybe your idea of the big-time is full-time and that's really what you're after.
Either way, these are tips you should follow to be successful and keep jobs coming your way:
Of course, while following all of these steps, you have to seriously evaluate the quality of your writing and reporting and whether you are cut out for the job of reporter.
No matter how quickly you get back to an editor that calls you, if you can't string a sentence together it's unlikely anyone's going to hire you. But provided you are a competent writer and a hardworking reporter and you follow these tips, you should have a successful freelancing career, and could possibly turn your freelancing gig into a full-time job.