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.
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...
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. As an Editor on our creative editorial team, you research, create, edit, and manage a portion of our customer-facing content. You fully understand and articulate the values ...
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. ...
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...
This position is located in our MD, Rockville facility The Senior Editor screens and edits submissions for a special page within SETimes focused on Ukraine, which normally publishes 5 days a week, in Russian and Ukrainian. Other tasks include researching local and regional media in the region, identifying coverage angles, and coordinating translations. Tasks may include serving as Assignment Edit...
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 Managing Editor/Task Manager develops content plans and editorial policies for an online website providing coverage of military and security related news and issues for a Southeast Europe, Turkey and Ukraine audience. The website normally publishes 5 days a week, in 9 regional languages other than English. He/she supervises the editoria...
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....
This position is located in our MD, Rockville facility • The Managing Editor/Task Manager develops content plans and editorial policies for an online website providing coverage of military and security related news and issues for a Horn of Africa audience. The website normally publishes 5 days a week, in 3 regional languages other than English. He/she supervises the editorial team of the website....
This position is located in our MD, Rockville facility The Principal Editor to helps manage the daily operations of an online microsite within SETimes.com. Website providing coverage of military and security-related events and issues in Ukraine. The website normally publishes 5 days a week, in Ukrainian, Russian and English. The Principal Editor will coordinate the editing activities of a number ...
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 ...
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...
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...
Company: Yoh Technical Editor Writer needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in South San Francisco, CA. The Big Picture - Top Skills You Should Possess: - Technical writing - Editing What You'll Be Doing: - Reporting to the Pharma Techinical Regulatory (PTR) Business Process Analyst, the position of Technical Writer will be part of the Operations Business Excellence (OBE...
Please note this is a 6 months contract position Skills: HTML/PHP Coding, Technical Writing, Editing experience, Bachelor Degree Description The Web Editor and Campaign Manager will maintain and update global consumer support websites and assist in building campaigns in support of marketing/support initiatives. Required Knowledge php/html coding (basic level) Adobe Photoshop & PDF CMS exper...
Job Description Guaranteed Rate is one of the ten largest retail mortgage lenders in the U.S. The company has become The Home Purchase Experts® by offering industry-leading self-service tools and low rate, low fee mortgages through an easy-to-understand process and unparalleled customer service. Headquartered in Chicago with approximately 2,500 employees in 175 offices across the U.S. and license...
JOB SUMMARY: Assist in the coordination of the editorial, art, and production workflow and in planning the content and layout of the publication(s). Conducts research and writes copy, tracks copy and graphic material, performs copyediting and proofreading, and oversees special projects. Follows publication standards and policies and assists in ensuring that the publication is factual and grammati...
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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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Administrative Writing Skills
Attention to Detail
Accomplishes human resource objectives by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation actions; enforcing policies and procedures.
Formulates publication editorial policies by conferring with executives, department heads, and editorial staff.
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