All of the work is done on your own time, so you have to be good at time management. You can get guidance from your superior but you have to be willing to reach out if you're having difficulty or find yourself lost. A lot of the time is spent researching. You must have good sources, always. You find a positive aspect to include in a story which can always be difficult, especially when a lot of the time it is not easy to find positive stories online. So most of the time is reading and researching, and then the second part is spent writing. A lot of writing and submitting. After you submit an article, someone views it to make sure it's ok, and might send it back to you asking if you can make a few changes to your work. Then you go on to the next week and cover a new news story.