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Marine Corps Enlisted Job Descriptions

MOS 4341 -- Combat Correspondent

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Type of MOS : PMOS

Rank Range: MGySgt to Pvt

Job Description: Combat correspondents gather news and feature materials for publication in command newspapers and magazines and for radio and television programs for internal and external release; respond to queries from the civilian media; perform media liaison functions during operations/exercises; conduct community relations programs; produce print and photographic materials; and edit/produce command newspapers and/or magazines. Upon reaching the rank of staff sergeant and above, a Marine in OccFld 43 may be designated billet of public affairs chief by virtue of seniority within his/her public affairs (PA) office. The PA chief supervises, trains and coordinates the activities of all enlisted Marines assigned to the PA office. He/She is also the advisor to the public affairs officer in all matters pertaining to public affairs to include, but not limited to, internal and external information programs, publishing a command newspaper/magazine, producing/planning a radio or television program, conducting MOJT programs and managing community relations programs.

Job Requirements:

(1) Must possess a GT score of 110 or higher.

(2) Must have a VE 45 or higher.

(3) Must be interviewed by, and have the approval of a public affairs officer or public affairs noncommissioned officer. The DivPA OccFld sponsor will provide the final approval on lateral moves, per MCO 1130.53P.

(4) Complete the Basic Public Affairs Specialist-writer (BPAS-W) Course at the Defense Information School or demonstrate satisfactory performance per ITS (See paragraph c.) through MOJT at a command public affairs office and/or an Armed Forces Radio Television Service (AFRTS) facility for a minimum of 6 months.

Duties: For a complete listing of duties and tasks, refer to MCO 1510.62, Individual Training Standards.

Related Department of Labor Occupation Codes :

(1) Photojournalist 143.062-034.

(2) Reporter 131.267-018.

(3) Editorial Assistant 132.267-014.

(4) Editor, Publications 132.037-022.

(5) Public Relations Specialist 165.067-010.

Related Marine Corps Jobs:

Broadcast Journalist, 4313.

Above information derived from MCBUL 1200, parts 2 and 3

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