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Feature Writer Courses

Feature Writers are professional journalists who write feature stories for newspapers, magazines, and online publications. They specialise in long-form content and may write about politics, fashion, tech and IT, travel, social issues (eg, poverty and homelessness), war and conflict, globalisation, economics, environment and climate science, conservation, and other important issues.

As a Feature Writer you could be carrying out background research for a feature story you have been assigned, pitching an editor with a story idea, writing an outline, collaborating with a photographer to obtain live footage at a politically-charged event, editing and rewriting a section of your story, networking with media editors and executives, or just reading through a piece of your published work.

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Popular Feature Writer Courses

There are 6 courses available for people who want to become a Feature Writer. These are the top 5 most popular courses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Feature Writers earn?

The average salary for journalists and news writers in Australia right now is $1,753 per week ($91,156 per annum). These are median figures for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only.

What are the job opportunities for Feature Writers?

There are approximately 27,700 journalists and news writers working in Australia right now. Some of these are Feature Writers. Many Feature Writers work freelance and pitch their story ideas to major publications.

How do I become a Feature Writer?

Feature Writers need exceptional writing, research, and interviewing skills. They also need to be highly organised. Launch your career with the Bachelor of Journalism, Bachelor of Communications (Journalism), or Bachelor of Arts (Politics and Journalism). Gaining skills in digital storytelling will also be helpful.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights 2023

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within journalism and writing. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.