This is a journalism career with 10 levels.
Prep the morning SimCity Times for its subscribers, and get the first look at the breaking news stories! The hours are early, but it’s a great way to get your foot in the door.
The lowliest writing job you can get, but your name is in the byline. Game companies send you free beta builds, and you get to play them (game and company), deciding on a whim whether you’ll give them good press or not.
Live Entertainment Critic
You have just seen one of the worst films in years and it’s time to write the review. Unfortunately, the advertising company that gives you the free press movie tickets doesn’t look to favorably upon those who write scathing reviews. If you write an honest review, the tickets may stop coming. Then again, if you write an extremely positive review, the readers may stop coming. What should you do?
Your sensationalist side provides a great benefit in the high-circulation industry of tabloid journalism. The seedy side of reporting lets you focus more on the rich and famous, too.
Finally – the ability to be taken somewhat seriously for all the hot topics of the day you’ve broken to the paper-reading world. Early mornings continue as you struggle to meet deadlines for the morning edition, and your world is filled with more serious journalists than ever before.
Your respected face and voice have earned you the chance to report on local news stories from the scene of the event. Keep your presentations concise, winning, and offer perfect sound bites for the national news affiliates – they’ll remember you for it.
You’re the editor in charge of the hottest magazine on the market—if it’s stylish, interesting, or worth reading about, your staff is on it.
Building trust with your viewers over time enables you to dig in to those issues which matter to you the most, and present your findings to the public while on location. Find enough headline-worthy stories, regardless of the danger involved in procuring them, share them before any other reporter, and you could be on your way to a seat at the main news desk.
National News Anchor
You are the face of honesty, truth, and have that perfect hairdo required of all evening news anchors. The hours are long and late, but you get to deliver news to the nation on politics, entertainment, social crises, and an assortment of crime and education issues. More SimCity households know you by name than you had ever hoped for.
Talk Show Host
Retiring from your anchor position has left you with the enviable ability to discuss the issues seizing the public’s interest and reflect on them in a forum of your most respected peers. Keep the arguments lively, the personalities slightly less-than-comfortable with each other, and your ratings will soar.
Yearbook Club Supervisor
Pictures need to be in the right place and names properly aligned. It’s a lot of busy work, but every journalist starts somewhere.
The Internet is a vast place just screaming for writers to come forth and write about everything on their minds. With a little creativity you can go far.
Internet Movie Critic
Perks like free movie passes and buttered popcorn make the business of reviewing films—both good and bad ones—a nice gig.