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.
"Film Makers" Wanted for Potential Long Term Opportunities Ingenuity Films LLC is looking for someone that is capable of executing the entire lifecycle of small, independent documentary film productions from hands-on cinematography to editing and working with voice talent. You must be a self driven individual that has a real passion for learning the lifecycle of documentary film production with...
Job Details: Hiring a full-time, 12-month academic staff member to work as an Associate Editor/Editor and Writer with UW-Platteville’s Distance Learning programs. The editor/writer will work with staff members to produce print and electronic student communications. The job will also entail working with faculty and staff to create print course manuals and online courses that present information in...
Sinclair Broadcast Group Little Rock, AR, 72215
Make your mark in Broadcasting. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the nation, programming 162 stations located in 79 geographically diverse markets after pending transactions. Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believes in a vision and is dedicated to making Sinclair B...
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...
TRAK Records and Library Washington, DC, 20319
A Senior Legal Content Editor job is available with a prominent research firm in Washington, D.C. Prior bankruptcy experience is required. A full paid benefits package and the opportunity for quick salary advancement await the selected candidate. If you have bankruptcy experience and are looking for an exciting opportunity to gain more technical experience, this might be the opportunity for you. ...
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...
SENIOR WRITER/EDITOR ***Please Include a Cover Letter When Applying*** Job Title: Senior writer/editor Work Status: Full Time Company Name: Masonic Grand Lodge of California Payroll Type: Exempt Division: Communications Supervisory: No Reports To: Director of Communications Location of Job: San Francisco Initiated: 07/2014 Current Position Assigned To: N/A Actual Title: Senior writer/edito...
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...
This position is located in our MD, Rockville facility The Managing Editor/Task Manager develops content plans and editorial policies for a regional website providing coverage of news and issues of interest to a Central Asian regional audience. The website normally publishes 5 days a week, in Farsi, Russian and Urdu, in addition to English (UK dialect). He/she supervises the editorial team of the...
We have an immediate need for a Content Editor. JOB DESCRIPTION: Weâ€™re looking for a service-oriented, creative, content guru! Thanks for taking the time to get to know us. We have an immediate need for a Content Editor. This candidate will be responsible for discovering great apps and games within the organization. Candidate must have fluency in Portuguese: Reading, Writing and Speaking. ...
Position: Line Producer/Coordinator/Editor Location: Washington, District of Columbia 20237 Duration: 12 Months Must be able to speak and write in Farsi and English. Must be familiar with latest computer software and broadcast equipment. Advanced in using in using Final Cut Pro and Dalet Plus. Scope of Work Assignments shall be divided as the following (1) Line Producer of a show shall inclu...
We do not offer relocation expenses Managing Editor Jameco’s monthly newsletter and emails are read by over 250,000 people and regular customer communications are a vital part of Jameco’s growth and success. Jameco’s goal is to make the world of electronics fun and entertaining through its regular email and direct mail pieces. Jameco Electronics is looking for an independent and creative result...
Tarrant county client is looking for an NCS Data Editor. This is a long term contract position. Duties include: Plan, coordinate, prioritize, and execute the activities necessary to process and manage Point Cloud Data, Trimble Data and GIS Change Requests to support safety-critical systems and initiatives. Understand the proper use of a Change Management Process. Perform editing and analysis a...
Description: Position Description: This isn't packaged goods. It's a bigger challenge than that. Here you're making a difference in people's lives, starting with your own. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) The Sr. Writer/Editor is responsible for, but not limited to, managing the content of a suite of Clinical Letter Templates and providing Subject Matter Expertise to other ...
Assistant Editor for Web Content About the Job Keepers Staffing is looking for a highly-motivated self starter Assistant Editorto work with a nonprofit organization committed to further education in engineering technology. Our client has been in business for over 100 years and is a leader in fostering the technological education of society; and providing quality products and services to members...
Content Editor Qnexis is seeking a content editor to support our task leader and creative director in organizing content for mobile apps and web-based video training. Must possess excellent grammar and editing skills, as well as understand the special considerations of editing for web and mobile apps. Ideal candidate is highly detail-oriented with strong visual organizational skills. Duties inclu...
DecisionHealth, a leading provider of information services and decision-support tools to the health care provider community, has an open position for a Clinical Technical Editor (CTE) to assure continued quality guidance content within all products. The CTE will be applying his or her expertise in medical coding conventions and coverage rules in support of DecisionHealth’s CPT, ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-C...
Assistant Business Editor Do you want to join the team that reinvents business coverage at the Bay Area’s definitive news source? As the Assistant Business Editor, you will play a vital role in shaping how the San Francisco Chronicle reports on the world’s most innovative economy. You will help a team of reporters and columnists transform the business section into a digital-first, must-read for ...
. Professional Project Services Inc. has upcoming opportunity for Technical Writer (Direct Hire) positions at our offices in Livermore Ca. Please submit resumes via the web page link below. www.p2s.com Pro2Serve provides technical and engineering services needed to protect our Nation’s most critical assets. We apply our services to support infrastructures in the defense, science and en...
Oil Price Information Service (OPIS), a UCG company, has a Refined Product Spots Editor position available. The Refined Product Spots 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 produ...
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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
Size of Industry in 2006:
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Administrative Writing Skills
Attention to Detail
Organizes overall print material plans by designing individual page layouts; selecting type; marking dummy pages to indicate position and size of printed and graphic material.
Defines theme of publication by gathering and analyzing competitive and related material.
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