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Readers and press clippers

OaSIS code 14301.04

Readers and press clippers read newspapers, magazines, press releases and other publications to locate, file and distribute articles and to perform other related clerical duties in accordance with established procedures, guidelines and schedules.

Overview

Also known as

  • Press clipper
  • Reader

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Read newspapers, magazines, press releases and other publications to locate and file articles of interest to staff and clients.

Additional information

  • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations (11202)
  • Supervisors, library, correspondence and related information workers (12012)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

1 – Business, finance and administration occupations

TEER

4 – Occupations usually require a secondary school diploma; or several weeks of on-the-job training

Major group

14 – Administrative and financial support and supply chain logistics occupations

Sub-major group

143 – Library, correspondence and other clerks

Minor group

1430 – Library, correspondence and other clerks

Unit group

14301 – Correspondence, publication and regulatory clerks

Occupational profile

14301.04 – Readers and press clippers

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Clerical Activities
3 - Moderate Level
Getting Information
3 - Moderate Level
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
3 - Moderate Level
Interacting with Computers
3 - Moderate Level
Monitoring Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
3 - Moderate Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
2 - Low amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Standing
Duration
0 – Not applicable
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
3 - Once a week or more but not every day
Duration
2 - Less than half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
2 - Somewhat important
Frequency
1 - Once a year or more but not every month

Workplaces/employers

  • Establishements throughout the private and public sector
  • Newspapers
  • Periodicals
  • Publishing firms

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Near Vision
4 - High Level
Information Ordering
3 - Moderate Level
Problem Identification
3 - Moderate Level
Verbal Ability
3 - Moderate Level
Written Comprehension
3 - Moderate Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Oral Communication: Oral Comprehension
3 - Moderate Level
Reading Comprehension
3 - Moderate Level
Critical Thinking
2 - Low Level
Decision Making
2 - Low Level
Oral Communication: Active Listening
2 - Low Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Attention to Detail
4 - Highly important
Collaboration
4 - Highly important
Independence
4 - Highly important
Adaptability
3 - Important
Analytical Thinking
3 - Important