Editor Job Overview
Editors prepare content so that it is ready to be printed. There are different positions within this occupation. Copy editors proofread documents and verify that the facts contained within them are correct. Publication assistants read and evaluate submitted documents to determine if they are fit to print. Assistant editors cover the editing work for a certain subject, such as sports or local news. If an editor is especially competent and hard-working, he or she may be promoted to the position of executive editor, where one determines which stories are published, hires and oversees other writers and editors, and plans and negotiates their contracts. In addition to these specialized tasks, editors also proofread content and rewrite it so it is easier to understand. They determine which submissions will be published and how they will be laid out on a page or website. Editors also work with writers and team members to plan and revise material for books, magazines, newspapers and websites.
Editor Education Requirements
Editors must have a bachelor's degree in a subject such as English, journalism or communications. They need strong writing, proofreading and computer skills. Editors must also have skills that cannot be taught in the classroom; they must be detail-oriented, they must be able to read large amounts quickly and thoroughly, and they should have some knowledge on a wide variety of subjects. Editor positions generally do not offer much on-the-job training, and no certifications are required.
Editor Job Market
The demand for editor jobs is expected to remain consistent over the next decade. Editors may find themselves working in more online positions though newspaper and book editor jobs will not be obsolete. Editors will always be needed to prepare a variety of texts for print.
Editor Job Salary
Editors make an average of $53,880 per year or $25.90 per hour. They can make as little as $33,000 or as much as $80,000 a year.
BrandsMart USA is looking for a Web Content Editor for our web department. This person will be responsible to input product data and images into the SmartSKU system to be used by the advertising department, for print, store signs and the web. The Web Content Specialist must be able to handle incoming emails and requests as well as new products that will be disbursed throughout the department.The W...
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Small, woman-owned, professional consulting firm working with the federal governmentis seeking an energetic, collegial, and detail-oriented Copy Editor/Writer to work out of its Charlottesville office. The Copy Editor/Writer will write and edit government and company reports, letters, presentations, workbooks, and other work product to ensure that all such materials are accurate, clear, and concis...
We seek a junior Web Editor to join our team. We have several number-one print publications in our markets and have fast-growing websites. This exciting role is responsible for generating original content for online use, updating and maintaining multiple websites, social media content management, writing for e-newsletters, as well as assisting with various duties as needed on electronic (and somet...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Proofreader/Editor for their Escondido, CA location. This is a great opportunity but a temporary position with this company. Job Duties: Supporting internal units by proofreading and editing written materials for content, accuracy, and quality, enabling the organization to maintain its standing and integrity with our global customer Edits publication mater...
Junior Copy Editor Purebred Breeders, a large Internet-based company located in Cooper City, seeks a detail-oriented JuniorCopyEditor with previous copy editing, preferred. The position involves viewing color digital photographs, light writing, and editing appropriate sales copy, and checking for errors and omissions. The copy is web-based. In this team position, you will review, write, forward, a...
Primary Role: The Senior Clinical Editor will be required to edit, format, and perform quality control (QC) checks of clinical documents intended for submission to regulatory agencies, as well as assist the Editing and Publishing Team Lead in scheduling and tracking of QC tasks, overseeing external QC vendors as necessary, and identifying, developing, refining, and disseminating QC process improve...
As a Jr. Web Content Editor, you’ll work with the content team to create compelling copy and images that gets people dreaming about great beach vacations, adheres to our style guidelines and supports CheapCaribbean.com’s business objectives. You’ll work collaboratively with our product, promotions and marketing teams to help plan, write, edit, and upload copy and images. The ideal candidate is mot...
Job Title : Commercial Attorney Editor Location : Culver City, CA Duration : Contract Position Requirements: At least six years’ experience working as a California commercial transactional lawyer at a law firm attorney and/or in house counsel, handling a range of general matters in one or more of the areas specified below. Expertise in a variety of commercial transactional and counseling matters,...
Description Northrop Grumman Information Systems Sector is seeking a Technical Editor and Writer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in transforming the future of technology and public health. This position is in support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and will be located in Atlanta, GA. The qualified applicant will develop and maintain communication, media, and po...
Description Northrop Grumman Information Systems in McLean, VA has a requirement for an experienced Technical Editor to support the engineering and documentation effort to support the Project Implementation, System Requirements, and Preliminary Design for a new security architecture. The candidate will assist the government PMO and the contractor technical staff in preparing all documentation deli...
The Refined Products Spot Market editor is responsible for preparing the reports focused on market activity in the gasoline, diesel, heating oil and jet fuel markets. The editor must prepare a morning update, midday update, and end of day report. The editor will accumulate spot market refined products transactions from market participants via email, instant messaging and over the phone. The editor...
Raytheon Solipsys seeks an experienced Sr. Technical Editor/Writer who will be responsible for the documentation library the Raytheon Solipsys suite of products. Major tasks include: Edit, repair and convert program deliverable documentation, Support peer reviews for documentation, Create graphical and text components for Solipsys marketing literature and brochures, Advise writers and researchers...
SEEKING EXPERIENCED REPORTER/EDITOR The Record Herald is seeking a seasoned reporter with editing experience. The chosen candidate will cover the Borough of Waynesboro, including municipal meetings, and other areas as assigned. Knowledge of south-central Pennsylvania and AP style is preferred. This position requires working with the public and under tight deadlines. Editing will also be part of th...
The Denton Record-Chronicle has an immediate opening for a full-time copy editor This individual would be responsible to edit and lay out the southern Denton County Neighborsgo weekly and to assist on the Record-Chronicle's copy desk. We're looking for a sharp editor with strong page design skills and solid news judgment. The copy editor will collaborate with the Neighborsgo section editor here an...
About our company Springer Healthcare is a leading full service medical communications agency, and forms part of Springer Science+Business Media, one of the world's leading global scientific and medical publishers. With more than 40 years' experience working with the pharmaceutical industry, we are specialists in delivering innovative medical content and services across a wide range of communicati...
General Description: The Senior Editor plays a key role in shaping the Earlham story with compelling content in print and on the College website. An exceptional writer and editor, the senior editor is responsible for planning and overseeing and writing feature content for the Earlham website and various publications, including the College’s highly regarded, biannual alumni magazine, the Earlhamite...
Adecco Creative & Marketing is assisting a major women?s contemporary fashion retailer in their search for a Copy Editor! The Copy Editor job is a long-term freelance role in Boca Raton. 24-25 hours/week onsite The Copy Editor will assist the Senior Copywriter with creating/editing/proofing all copy for the brand, ensure quality assurance and accuracy, maintain a copy database, and support content...
Company: Physicians Interactive Position: Managing Editor Location: Reading, MA or Libertyville, IL area A talented and dynamic Managing Editor is needed to support rapid growth in a digital global healthcare organization. Physicians Interactive aspires to use the power of worldwide networks of healthcare professionals and life sciences companies together in ways that will change the practice and...
Major direct client is looking for a Digital Content Editor for their Atlanta, GA location. This is a 12 months contract assignment. Digital Content Editor highlights: -Bachelor degree -relevant B2B writing and editing experience -minimum 7-10 years -bulk of experience needs to be editing, preferably in a digital environment Responsibilities: - Ensure accuracy and overall consistency across Client...
Location: Washington, DC Clearance: TS//SCI and must have DHS Suitability Salary Range: $80,000 - $90,000 Description: Are you a motivated and experienced intelligence professional who is excited by the challenges of current intelligence and its effect on operations and policy in real time? Berico is looking for a Technical Editor capable of reviewing and editing strategic and operational intellig...
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$29,120.00 - $100,000.00
Typical Salary for Editor
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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Selects and prepares material for publication by formulating editorial policies and plans; coordinating and directing editorial activities; managing workers who help in selecting and preparing material for publication.
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Administrative Writing Skills
Attention to Detail
Achieves operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements; implementing change.
Determines production schedules by assessing requirements; solving publication problems.
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