Editor Jobs

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.
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Random House, Inc. Minneapolis, MN
Zenith Press, a publisher of illustrated historical nonfiction books in general history, military history, aviation, science and technology is seeking an experienced Acquiring Editor. This position is responsible for content acquisition and book development and will support the effort to create a cohesive, high-level publishing program. The AE will take into account current trends, the desires and...
Quarto Publishing Group USA Minneapolis, MN
Zenith Press, a publisher of illustrated historical nonfiction books in general history, military history, aviation, science and technology is seeking an experienced Acquiring Editor. This position is responsible for content acquisition and book development and will support the effort to create a cohesive, high-level publishing program. The AE will take into account current trends, the desires and...
Idealist Chicago, IL
U.S. Catholic magazine seeks an experienced associate editor to join a collaborative editorial team in creating content for both our monthly print magazine and our website. The associate editor will be responsible for developing print and digital content, editing the print magazine, and managing the day-to-day operations of the magazine's website. We are looking for someone with a deep knowledge o...
The Herald Grand Forks, ND
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WJW Media Group Rockville, MD
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Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. Rock County, WI, WI
Job Description: 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...
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...
FindJobz Healdsburg, CA
City: Healdsburg State: California Zip Code: 95448 Country: United States Desired Position: Senior Editor or Copywriter or Managing Editor or Manager Tech Pubs Work Authorization: US Citizen Years Experience: 20 Desired Salary: 80000 /yr Preferred Locations: Healdsburg, California United States San Francisco, California United States Oakland, California United States Preferred Employme...
Houston Chronicle Houston, TX
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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 ...
Petaluma Argus-Courier Editor The Petaluma Argus-Courier, a division of Sonoma Media Investments, is seeking an Editor to lead our news team. This position is responsible for managing all PAC newsroom operations. Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field required as well as a minimum of five years' experience with a community newspaper. Essential Job Responsibilities: Coach news team to pr...
Senior Digital Editor/Content Producer We are lookingfor awonderful, collaborative digital writer/editor/content producer who is passionate about education and parenting with a special understanding of high-need families. Our site offers articles, videos, worksheets, tools and information to inspire all kinds of parents to supporttheir children’s education.This is a full-time position based in Oa...
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 ...
Dow Jones & Co. Job Function Editorial Job Locations USA-CA-SAN FRANCISCO Job Description: MarketWatch seeks an editor to run our San Francisco newsroom, leading the charge on two fronts: 1. Our coverage of technology industry. 2. The after-hours market and breaking company news. This editor will work to reshape our approach to tech news, going beyond the handful of Silicon Valley giants to ex...
Raytheon Blackbird Technologies, Inc. is currently seeking a highly-qualified Video Editor to join a talented and creative media production team based in Northern Virginia. The Video Editor will participate and contribute throughout all stages of the media production process. Working with Raytheon Blackbird staff and other team members, the Video Editor will help conceptualize story ideas and then...
This position is located in our MD, Rockville facility Seeking an Assignment Editor to coordinate the article submission process and communication with correspondents, for a news website that covers North Africa. The editor will also be responsible for maintaining and building the correspondents netwok in the Maghreb. The website publishes in Arabic, French and English The editor will screen an...
Job Number: 250967 Web Writer/Editor Are you interested in getting your foot in the door with an Enterprise Government Integrator? Is web content and webpage design something you are passionate about? Web Writer/ Editor Responsible for researching and writing web content; editing content; developing pages in the CMS Making routine changes to webpages Working with staff on web enhancements in...

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Editorial Career Tools

Editor

Salaries

$29,120.00 - $100,000.00
Typical Salary for Editor
(449 Respondents)
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Education / Training

Bachelor's
59.7%
Master's
27.5%
Some College Coursework Completed
3.4%
Associates
3.4%
Doctorate
2.8%
(320 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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