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.
Title: Marketing Content/Video Editor Duration: Long Term (Renewable per quarter) Location: San Jose, CA Experis has an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Content/Video Editor with the following skills: - 5+ years of experience in communications and Training - Experience in designing and launching internal program marketing campaigns including training. - Experience working with program teams to...
Assistant Editor needed for fast-paced, business-to-business media company located in East Brunswick, NJ. VRM Media produces trade magazines, e-newsletters and websites for the health and natural products industries. Responsibilities include writing articles, editing and proofreading copy for publications as well as database management/special project assignments. The position also includes handli...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Technical Web Writer in Dallas, Texas (TX). As a Technical Writer and Editor you will develop and edit web-based content including on-screen and User Support content, and conduct walkthrough presentations to both technical and non-technical audiences. You will work closely with Web designers, project managers, as well as the marketing and business developm...
AACSB International Tampa, FL
Senior Associate, Copywriter/Editor The Senior Associate, Copywriter/Editor supports the association’s knowledge development and dissemination, as well as marketing communications efforts by creating, editing, and publishing accurate, relevant content that adheres to AACSB brand standards and maximizes audience engagement, as well as providing editorial guidance and support to colleagues. The posi...
Job Title : Sr. Attorney Editor Location : Eagan, MN Duration : Contract Job Requirement: 3+ years of experience as a practicing attorney EXCLUSIVELY on Real Estate Transactions (including residential & commercial financing, leasing and transfers) law in a law firm setting Law firm experience in one or more of the follow jurisdictions: MA, NJ, GA, OH. Please attach writing samples (recent). This i...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our client is seeking a Content Editor for their San Clemente, CA location. Job Summary: A publications specialist is responsible for transforming written or electronic materials into publication-ready documents. This includes creative design as well as performance of copy layout and proofing. In addition, the publications specialist ensures publication of such documents in print...
Newspapers are still cutting jobs, and we're still hiring. SmartBrief is seeking a copy editor to work at our Washington, D.C., office, as we continue the expansion of our editorial operations for our online business-news publications. What we're looking for: Someone who loves editing and who thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-intensive, daily-newsroom-style work environment. Someone who knows when...
Amplify Learning is creating exciting new curriculum that reinvents teaching and learning in the core subjects of English Language Arts, math and science. These products combine interactive game-like experiences with analytics that meet the rigorous demands of the CCSS. By optimizing the power of adaptive technologies, our Learning products support individualized instruction for students and, at t...
This position is located in our MD, Rockville facility The Senior Editor screens and edits submissions for an Online Magazine website focused on the Caribbean and Latin America, which normally publishes 5 days a week, in Spanish and Portuguese. Other tasks include researching local and regional media in the region, identifying coverage angles, and coordinating translations. Tasks may include servi...
Position: Junior Writer/Editor - Pharma Media Company - Full Time Location: New Jersey - Central Status: Full Time Estimated Duration: Full Time Starts: Interviewing Now Rate: DOE Job Description: Our client, a B2B pharma/science publisher, seeks a Community Manager/Associate Editor to join the team. Reporting to the Editorial Director, you will be responsible for editing, managing and posting con...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10005
NEWS EDITOR International News media organization with several locations on the east coast is seeking a news editor to be in charge of a small but ambitious team of reporters covering local and national news for the newspaper and the website based in New York City. The candidate must have organizational skills and strong news background, and is preferably an existing or former news reporter with "...
Position: Copy Editor (Full Time) Location: Dallas Area Status: Full Time Estimated Duration: Full Time Starts: August Rate: $50,000 - $55,000 Job Description: Our client, a North Dallas company, is looking for a Copy Editor. This is a full-time job opportunity. The ideal candidate will have 5-7 years of experience in proofreading and editing both traditional and digital content. Must be profici...
DecisionHealth, the nation’s leading provider of information services and decision-support tools to the health care provider community has an open position for a subject matter expert with expertise in medical coding and billing to support product and program development. Acting as Clinical Technical Editor, you will be applying your knowledge of payment systems and coding, billing and compliance...
Position: Video Editor & Camera Operator (Onsite Freelance) Location: New Jersey - North Status: Onsite Freelance Estimated Duration: Ongoing, a couple days a week to start, maybe more, for at least a couple of months Starts: 2nd week of July Rate: Hourly is DOE Job Description: Our client, a supplements retailer, is in need of a Video Editor with camera operating skills to assist their team onsit...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking a Television News Editor to work in Boca Raton, FL. Work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Salary based on experience. Job Description: Highly creative post-production editor, will be focused on editing and producing documentary and...
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YWCA Video Editor / Camera Operator Griswold Building, 65 S. Fourth St., Columbus, OH 43215 Communications & Marketing Part-time (up to 25 hours per week) Schedule varies to meet the operational needs of the department Responsible for shooting and editing videos for the YWCA's two largest fundraising luncheons and other small projects. Works closely with V.P. of Communications on video stories and...
Raytheon has a unique and exciting opportunity to provide information technology services and solutions supporting the Department of Defense. As a Technical Editor/Writer, you will directly impact mission critical requirements and contribute to multiple government initiatives. *THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON CONTRACT AWARD and FUNDING, CUSTOMER APPROVAL and CLEARANCE VERIFICATION* In this role y...
About our company Springer Science+Business Media is one of the most prestigious international scientific publishers of books, journals, and electronic media today, with subsidiaries and representatives all over the world. Our publications range from medicine to all fields of life sciences, and from mathematics to engineering. Wherever scientific research is carried out, highly qualified experts c...
Photo Editor Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager) Experience Required: 2-3 years Education: Bachelors Degree, Design related Status: Full Time Reports to: Web Designer Salary: Exempt Key Responsibilities · Work with Merchandising team to gather product images for e-commerce websites · Mask, crop, resize, and rename all images for uploading to e-commerce websites · Color correct and enhance prod...
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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.
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Administrative Writing Skills
Attention to Detail
Defines theme of publication by gathering and analyzing competitive and related material.
Assign topics, events and stories to individual writers or reporters for coverage.
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