Why employers demand for journalists that seem to not even exist??
If someone has happened to look at the job announcements in the media market, requirements seem to be higher and higher, even impossible to fulfill. A journalist now has to be multitasking, not only a reporter, but also sub/editor of the news team, not only a good writer of stories (that must be "exceptional"), but also a video- editor, photographer, has to travel a lot, to work after-hours, even at the weekends, to find a large amount of stories every day... etc, etc.
Are there any journalists like that or are they looking for the Superman himself???
Or even worst, is it the publicity purpose behind job announcements of that kind??
This is an interesting question Ersejla. Indeed, I am seeing more and more job recruiters asking for journalists to go above and beyond the work requirements that they normally would have to fulfill. They are no longer just journalists, but they are data mining, social media managing, infographic making journalists that have to go through hoops to make an impression. I think it is good that we are expanding our horizons and learning more skills that will make us more valuable, but I have to ask myself sometimes, what will we do when we have learned all the tricks of the trade? Is it really good to give 50 percent effort to 10 things or is it better to specialize and give 100 percent effort to two things?
You may find this EJC magazine article interesting. It touches on sort of the same issues that you are talking about.
Thank you Hanna for understanding my point. It is exactly what I meant. Better be a professional in one sector only, but be competitive in it, rather than be someone who struggles to do everything, but nothing special.