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.
Verdugo Hills Health Services Los Angeles, CA, 90009
The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is. Managing Project Manager (30%) Clearly documented, communicated & man...
Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. Lancaster, PA, 17622
Job Description: WGAL-TV, the Hearst-owned NBC affiliate in Lancaster, PA has an immediate need for a Part-Time Digital Editor/Assignment Desk Editor. This is a hands-on journalism position, gathering and writing news stories, and publishing images and video to WGAL's digital platforms and social media. A major focus of the position is delivering breaking news quickly, accurately and in a compell...
BH Media Bristol, VA, 24202
Position includes editing, designing and packaging content on several platforms, including print and web applications for the Bristol Herald Courier, TriCities.com and other specialty publications. Specific skills exercised include copy editing, headline writing, page design, graphics design, wire copy selection and editing, some breaking news content editing, page proofing and content selection f...
Random House, Inc. New York, NY, 10007
Your challenge: Crown seeks an experienced Editor or Senior Editor to solicit, acquire, evaluate and develop a fiction list of around 8-10 titles a year. Categories include: upmarket women’s fiction, book club fiction, and historical fiction. You will be responsible for negotiating the purchase of manuscripts with authors, consulting with authors on market, content, style and format and preparing...
Job Title : Attorney Editor – (Labor and Employment Law) Location : Philadelphia, PA Duration : 3 + Months Our client is looking for a temporary Labor and Employment State Specialist Editor contractor, with substantial experience in labor and employment law in Pennsylvania. (This is a remote Job) Responsibilities: Write, edit, and update state-specific labor and employment resources, includin...
Delta Research Associates, Inc., is a Federal Government contractor that delivers exceptional service to our clients. Our employees are trusted, reliable and responsible in meeting the needs of our clients. We are looking for the best qualified Production Editor to join our team to better serve our clients. This position supports a Federal Agency in Washington, DC The incumbent of this position w...
The Freedonia Group is one of the leading global suppliers of off-the-shelf industrial research studies, specializing in plastics, chemicals, construction, industrial components, communications and other topics. The company has been in business for over twenty five years and is in the midst of a growth phase. In addition, The Freedonia Group’s industry market research is considered an authoritativ...
Promotions Producer/Writer/ Shooter/Editor WOOD TV is seeking a Promotions Producer/Writer/Shooter/Editor. We are looking for a multi-talented, creative individual who can create high end image spots, and work on a variety of projects, including: 24 Hour News 8, NBC, ABC, and My Network TV! Candidates should have writing, shooting, producing, and editing skills. Special consideration for motion...
GULF PUBLISHING COMPANY is the leading publisher to the oil and gas industry. Our specialized publications, World Oil and Hydrocarbon Processing, are published monthly and reach over 100,000 people involved in energy industries worldwide. Our company is dynamic and growing. To better serve our customers we are adding to our skilled team in the Houston office and are seeking a Technical Editor/Writ...
BLH Technologies, Inc. (BLH), is seeking a Scientific Copy Editor to support a Federal client at the National Institutes of Health. The Scientific Copy Editor will be responsible for copyediting and proofing all technical documents. The Scientific Copy Editor will also be responsible for ensuring compliance with corporate and client style guides. This position reports directly to the Editorial Man...
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette is seeking a versatile copy desk editor who can put zip into the copy of reporters, design stunning pages, supervise staff, paginate pages and contribute to the newsroom's decisions. Must have a good understanding of Associate Press style, strong news judgment, a reverence for deadlines and ability to think and adjust on the fly. Send applications to David F. Troi...
Position Description: Wolters Kluwer Health, Professional & Education: From the first day of training until the time they leave practice, medical, nursing and allied health professionals need comprehensive, high quality information on the cause, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and other medical conditions and disorders. Professional & Education produces many of the world's leading textbooks...
Clinical Science Editor is to provide clinical and communications experience to provide guidance and support for projects and publications spanning a variety of therapeutic areas including cardiology, endocrinology, oncology, psychiatry, and others. Additionally this position will also assist in developing needs assessments and proposals for such projects. This position works with authors and sta...
COMPRESSORtech magazine is seeking a Managing Editor to work out of its Houston office. The Managing Editor will assist the Publisher in all aspects of planning and executing editorial content. The position involves writing, editing and account management. Familiarity with Gas Compression products, systems and technologies is a must. Minimum of five years writing/editing experience is a must. Key...
UESP Editor About UESP The Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) administers the State of Utah’s 529 college savings plan. UESP is seeking an experienced, full-time Editor. UESP is a great place to work. With $7.4 billion in assets under management, it is ranked one of the best 529 plans in the United States. As a quasi-governmental agency, we provide the stability of government in a goal-driven...
Position: Videographer / Editor Location: Other Areas Status: Freelance Estimated Duration: Days Starts: October 20 Rate: up to $35/hr DOE Job Description: Our client is looking for a Video Specialist to shoot and edit video in Cameron, TX The footage will be a mix of in-office interviews and outdoor events. Experience shooting and editing interviews and events is required. A schedule of...
Niche Copy Editor Full Time - Stuart Treasure Coast Newspapers seeks an experienced newspaper copy editor to work 28 hours a week in the Niche Publications Department at the Stuart News. Recent graduates with editing and design experience also will receive strong consideration. Excellent spelling and grammar skills are a must. Speed and accuracy required for editing real estate, user-generated and...
ABOUT INVESTORPLACE MEDIA: InvestorPlace Media, LLC is a fast-growing, fast-paced financial publishing company looking for an energetic, flexible, hard-working Managing Editor in our Newsletter Publishing Group. We have a 35+year history of growth and success and offer great benefits, convenient location and a stable work environment with a tangible path for advancement. This is an excellent opp...
This position is located in our MD, Rockville facility The Senior Editor screens and edits submissions for a website focused on North Africa, which normally publishes 5 days a week, in Arabic, French and English. Other tasks include researching local and regional media in the region, identifying coverage angles, and coordinating translations. Tasks may include serving as Assignment Editor, respon...
This position is located in our MD, Rockville facility The Editor edits and copy-edits submissions for a website focused on Horn of Africa, which normally publishes 5 days a week, in Arabic, Swahili and Somali. Other tasks may include developing and writing in-house feature articles, photo editing, tagging articles, and updating the website, as well as other tasks assigned by the Managing Editor....
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Editorial Career Tools
$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.
Rate of Growth
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Administrative Writing Skills
Attention to Detail
Produces written content by writing or assigning staff members and freelance writers to research and write articles, reports, reviews, and other material.
Produces graphics by assigning artists, illustrators, and photographers; procuring materials from external sources.
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