Journalism Career

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As a journalist, citizens will rely on you for up-to-the-minute news, hot stories, and tips for good living. Can your sim be sufficiently charismatic to get the facts, and write well enough to get them down on paper?

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Benefits

  • Can advance writing skill at work.
  • This career gives another writing option - Stories and Reviews. Interview Sims around the neighborhood or review movies/games/restaurants and write about them on your computer.
  • Can go through other Sims' rubbish for stories.
  • Tell intriguing News Story social is unlocked at Level 10.
  • Has shorter work hours than other careers.

Place of Employment

The City Hall

Apply directly at Work Place, Newspaper or Computer. Also offers chance to start Writing class and Charisma class.

Levels

LevelTitleSalariesDaysTimeRequirementsDescription
1 Paper Boy §38/hour base
§60/hour pension
Mon
Tue
Wed Thurs
Fri
8am-2pm
  • Mood
  • Writing (1-3)
Extra! Extra! Let others read all about it. You have no time to sift through the news section when everyone else is waiting to get their paper. Throw the papers just right to land them on the customers' doorsteps and the Editor may be able to find a desk job for you.
2 Automated Spell Checker §44/hour base
§70/hour pension
§608 bonus
Mon
Tue
Wed Thurs
Fri
8am-2pm
  • Mood
  • Writing (1-4)
In this high-tech world, it's still important to have that Sim touch. As an Automated Spell Checker Checker it's up to you to know the ins and outs of grammar to ensure the computer never gets it wrong. Touch up your writing skills while you're at it, but try not to be too verbose.
3 Freelance Writer §50/hour base
§80/hour pension
§704 bonus
Mon
Tue
Wed Thurs
Fri
8am-2pm
  • Mood
  • Writing (1-5)
  • Stories and Reviews
The Editor doesn't have room on the payroll to give you a permanent position, but she values your skills as a Freelance Writer. You'll need to bring in some great scoops to progress, because there's a long line of writers all competing for the same inches of the front page.
4 Professional Blogger §76/hour base
§80/hour pension
§800 bonus
Mon
Tue
Wed Thurs
Fri
8am-12pm
  • Mood
  • Writing (3-6)
  • Stories and Reviews
This internet thing is really blowing up and the Editor wants you to start writing for the Online News Group. The Professional Blogger is able to take advantage of hip new web slang, cleverly modified images, and web links to spread news and opinions to readers worldwide. ROFL
5 Anonymous Source Handler §97/hour base
§120/hour pension
§1216 bonus
Mon
Tue
Wed Thurs
Fri
8am-1pm
  • Mood
  • Writing (4-7)
  • Charisma (1-4)
  • Stories and Reviews
Hot tips are coming off the wire all over town and somebody, namely you, needs to manage the flow of information. Respect the anonymity of others and pass along only the best information and you'll do well as an Anonymous Source Handler. It's a good time to work on your charisma, because people that like you talk more generously.
6 Investigative Reporter §126/hour base
§120/hour pension
Mon
Tue
Wed Thurs
Fri
8am-1pm
  • Mood
  • Writing (5-8)
  • Charisma (2-6)
  • Stories and Reviews
Papers are flying off the shelves, but that's not enough! You've been tasked to bring in dirt on anything of interest to the newspaper buying public. Dig too deep and you may bite off more than you can chew. Not deep enough, and you're not worthy of your Investigative Reporter badge. It's a fine line, and you're the one who must walk it.
7 Weather Man §151/hour base
§150/hour pension
§2016 bonus
Mon
Wed Thurs
Fri
8am-1pm
  • Mood
  • Writing (6-9)
  • Charisma (3-7)
After shedding some light on a few serious issues, the Editor thinks you're due for a little time in the sun, with a slight chance of rain. Enjoy it, as the Weather Man is the only job where you can be 100% of the time and still be valued! Bring the weather report to the masses and you may just get the nod to do some real news work.
8 Lead Reporter §189/hour base
§180/hour pension
Mon
Wed Thurs
Fri
8am-1pm
  • Mood
  • Writing (7-9)
  • Charisma (4-8)
  • Stories and Reviews
As the Lead Reporter, you get first pick of the choicest stories in town. Send your writing minions out to scour for facts, and then fill the paper with stories that make your Editor smile. You determine what the town reads, what they know, and what they care about.
9 Editor in Chief §236/hour base
§230/hour pension
Mon
Tue
Wed Thurs
Fri
8am-1pm
  • Mood
  • Writing (8-10)
  • Charisma (5-9)
  • Stories and Reviews
The view of the bustling office looks great from the Editor's chair. It's never easy juggling placement of top stories, convincing advertisers to spring for the full pager, or bringing the best writing talent, but that's what the news business is all about.
10 Star News Anchor §383/hour base
§300/hour pension
Mon
Tue
Wed Thurs
Fri
8am-12pm
  • Mood
  • Writing (9-10)
  • Charisma (6-10)
  • Stories and Reviews
Without peer, your Sim is in charge. Tonight's top story is delivered through your pearly whites, and the town swoons with every word. You're the most trusted person in town, because you're the Star News Anchor. Bring in the news, tell it like it is, and always wish everyone a good night.

Journalism Career Books

These books are obtained via career challenges and other special opportunities, and cannot be bought at the store.

Title # of Pages Career Level Comments
Street or Sidewalk?, A Cautionary Talk 164 1 -
Faster Checking Through the Power of Word Processing! 174 2 -
Avoiding Plagiarism 208 3 -
From Notepad to Laptop 227 4 -
101 Ways to Be Vague 395 5 -
The Finer Points of Yellow Journalism 431 6 -
Fronts and Barometrics: Excellence Through Jargon 568 7 -
Its Use In Important Stories 642 8 -
How To Fix It When News Breaks 712 9 -

Journalism Options

Performance Description Up or Downside
Work Hard Increases performance Adds stress
Take It Easy Relaxing at work Increases fun but slower performance
Practice Writing Practices the writing skill -
Meet Co-workers Lets your Sim meet all their co-workers -
Discuss news with Co-workers Builds relationship with co-workers -
Suck Up to Boss Builds relationship with Boss -
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