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.
About our company BioMed Central, a part of Springer Science+Business Media, is the leading open access publisher of STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) research. Unlike traditional publishers, BioMed Central believes research should be free to access for anyone. Since it was founded in 2000, BioMed Central has successfully pioneered the open access publishing model and brought open access to ...
Slack Incorporated Thorofare, NJ
Job Description Health care publisher seeks self-motivated individual for textbook production and other editorial responsibilities, including proofreading, editing, typesetting, etc. Full-time, on-site position. Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements. EOE. Job Requirements Must have: degree in English or Journalism, at least 2 years’ editing experience, knowledge of Microsoft Wor...
Fashion Avenue News Magazine New York, NY
Description Fashion Avenue News Magazine is a monthly print Luxury publication featuring emerging and establsihed fashion talent. We are looking for entry level (willing to train) Fashion Editors, Beauty Editors, Fashion Blogers, Reporters, Stylists etc., to experience a fun internship with a great company. (You will LOVE us). Responsibilities You will be responsible for covering events and sen...
Random House, Inc. New York, NY
About our company BioMed Central, a part of Springer Science Business Media, is the leading open access publisher of STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) research. Unlike traditional publishers, BioMed Central believes research should be free to access for anyone. Since it was founded in 2000, BioMed Central has successfully pioneered the open access publishing model and brought open access to ...
Kelly Services Baltimore, MD
Start a new search >> Save it Upload Resume Assistant Editor/Copy Editor Editorial Assistant/Associate Editor: Assist editorial team with research and content needs of new financial news web site. Work on charts, graphics, research projects, and supportive content for our popular topics. Write/edit financial news stories. Help create content that can be turned into videos for company websi...
Gannett Co. Inc. Appleton, WI, 54914
Gannett seeks a regional executive editor for Appleton and Wisconsin Media in Appleton, Wisconsin. This position requires an individual with the highest level of journalism credentials, solid business acumen, and finely honed leadership skills. The successful candidate will demonstrate proven understanding of the digital future of news and information and advance the seamless integration of digita...
Gannett Appleton, WI
Description Gannett seeks a regional executive editor for Appleton and Wisconsin Media in Appleton, Wisconsin. This position requires an individual with the highest level of journalism credentials, solid business acumen, and finely honed leadership skills. The successful candidate will demonstrate proven understanding of the digital future of news and information and advance the seamless integrat...
The Ashland Times-Gazette Ashland, OH
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The Springfield Republican Springfield, MA
Proven ability to report, write clean copy and copy edit (AP style); Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic standards and story structure; Ability to aggregate from credible sources; Ability to work under deadline pressure and prioritize tasks appropriately; Experience with SEO best practices; Willingness to consistently engage audience on social media and MassLive comment streams;...
Idealist Washington, DC
Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and Nations in Transit. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support ...
Kendall Jackson Santa Rosa, CA, 95402
POSITION SUMMARY: The Video Editor/Motion Graphics Artist primary job function is to support the Marketing and Communications department with the post-production completion of videos in support of marketing, social media, and communications initiatives for our brands. This position will work closely with the Senior Producer to balance multiple projects across a variety of wineries and internal cu...
Slack Incorporated West Deptford, NJ
Job Description MANAGING EDITOR for a new print publication launching in 2015. Job Requirements All applicants should be highly organized, with strong copyediting, grammatical, and proofreading skills; impeccable writing skills; and an understanding of search engine optimization and web analytics, Web 2.0 tools and other online technologies. Other requirements: a Bachelor’s degree in English, ...
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...
Cambridge University Press New York, NY
Job Description Cambridge University Press seeks an Editor/Senior Editor, Law to join our Academic Publishing Group. The role will be based in New York within state-of-the-art offices conveniently located in Tribeca. The successful candidate will expand our existing author base in North America to find new academic law titles which can sell in the Americas or globally and make recommendations for...
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...
This position is located in our MD, Rockville facility The Senior Editor screens and edits submissions for an Online Magazine website focused on the Asia Pacific region, which normally publishes 5 days a week, in Bahasa (Indonesian), Bengali, Chinese, Thai and Urdu, in addition to English. Other tasks include researching local and regional media in the region, identifying coverage angles, and coo...
*This is an “as-needed” position. It’s cyclical based on when proposals are due. It could be 8-10 hours/day prior to submission of a proposal. Responsible for editing proposals post Gold Team review to prepare for final submission Ensure proper use of grammar Ensure consistent use of terminology - (i.e, tense, etc.) Ensure text is consistent with PWS (name of customer, acronyms, etc.) Ensure ...
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 ...
WOOD is seeking a Writer/Editor (entry-level) to support its Technical Publication and Editing Services contract with the Federal Aviation Administration. Primary Work Location: K Street, Washington D.C. Assigned resources will format and edit documents for FAA coordination and publication. You will check acronyms, references, and grammar within documents according to the GPO Style Guide and coo...
B2B publisher providing regulatory and business publications for the life sciences industry is seeking an editor. The ideal candidate will be experienced in working with freelance writers, authors and designers; knowledge about B2B publishing in the life sciences industry. We need an editor who is a problem-solver with an eye for detail and an aptitude for technical subjects. Benefits include heal...
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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
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.
Meets financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
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