Editorial Assistant Jobs

Editorial Assistant Overview

Editorial assistants are entry level employees who may be employed at publishing houses, newspapers or magazines. Their duties typically involve clerical tasks such as filing or answering phones, but the exact duties assigned to them will vary based on employer. Some editorial assistants are in charge of online presence, handling a company’s social reputation and social media presence. With the current decline of the publishing industry, job availability may be slimmer than it has ever been; however, there is still a demand for editorial assistants in regard to online work.

Editorial Assistant Education Requirements

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, creative writing, or a related field is required to become an editorial assistant although many find themselves employed before finishing school in a sort of internship, which allows them to gain first-hand knowledge of the industry. In addition, an eye for detail is required, particularly for tasks such as filing. Strong social skills are also necessary not only for interacting with visitors and callers but for managing social networking sites.

Editorial Assistant Job Market

The job market for editorial assistants is expected to decline by 2 percent by 2022 in parallel with the publishing industry. However, there is still a projected annual opening of 2,800 positions due to replacements and upward advancement, and editorial assistants can expect their tasks to be more focused on the online side of publishing.

Editorial Assistant Salary

Editorial assistants may start with hourly wages as low as $10 to $12, but certain companies may offer higher wages in the range of $15 to $20 after a short time. Annual salaries can reach as high as $44,000 for large houses. The wage an editorial assistant is paid is determined by their experience, their duties, and the size of the publishing house, newspaper, or magazine they work for. For instance, someone working for a nationally renowned newspaper would likely make much more than someone working for the local gazette.

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Editorial Careers! If you are passionate about investing, the stock market and the financial arena, or if you have a strong interest in learning from the editorial pros in this high-energy market, then read on to find out how your editorial/journalism career can take off and grow with one of the leaders in the multimedia financial publishing marketplace. About Us… InvestorPlace Media (IPM) has ...
Plano based GuruFocus.com, LLC is looking for an entry level Financial Journalist/Writer/Editorial Assistant who will be responsible for heavy financial reporting/analysis, online article review, editing/fact-checking of submitted articles. Requirements: 1. Degree in English, Journalism, Business, Finance, Economics or a related field is preferred. 2. A passion for the stock market. If you know...
Business 2 Community (www.business2community.com) is seeking a part-time writer/editorial assistant (up to 20 hours/week) to assist with editing and formatting content for the web, and writing content for our “Social Buzz” category (http://www.business2community.com/social-buzz). Hours: Flexible between 9a-5p, Monday - Friday. Evening hours negotiable. This position will be split between writing ...
The Editorial Assistant copyedits and formats print, online, and classroom materials for the accurate use of grammar, punctuation, and content to meet the company’s high standard of quality. Job Duties: • Execute production functions of all types from initiation to release. • Copyedit print, online, and classroom publications to company style guide and template standards. • Work with team to c...
Proofread and copyedit course material as assigned for completeness, accuracy, and grammar. Assist with maintaining course materials to current rules and regulations. Coordinate the production and distribution of supplemental materials for open enrollment and onsite Acquisition and Contracting classes with our Production department. Provide administrative support for courses utilizing eCampus. Pro...
HRDQ is a leader in the development of experiential learning solutions that improve the performance of individuals, teams, and organizations. Our capabilities include a wide range of programs, assessments, games, activities, and simulations that address the challenges of today’s business community, from coaching and communication, to team building, leadership, and more. POSITION AVAILABLE HRDQ s...
Editorial Assistant ASHRAE, an international nonprofit engineering society, seeks an editorial assistant for page layout, proofreading, and assisting editors with technical papers and other publications, including books and nonprint publications. We are looking for a team player with strong grammatical, editing, and proofreading skills who is accurate and attentive to details. This is not a writ...
Recruit GAAP Staffing Indianapolis, IN, 46214
Recruit GAAP Staffing is searching for a full time Editorial Assistant for a company located in Indianapolis, IN. Recruit GAAP is searching for the right candidate who is proficient with the following skills, work experience or abilities: Writing, editing and proofreading, Typing 55WPM, Design skills. The right candidate will be able to successfully perform the primary roles and responsibilities o...
Job Title: Editorial Assistant. Recruit GAAP Staffing is searching for a full time Editorial Assistant for a company located in Chesapeake, VA. Industry Environment: Publishing. With a local work environment described as: Creative and collaborate office. Location: Chesapeake, VA 23320. Salary: $20/Hour. Job Code: RG4303. The right candidate will be able to successfully perform the primary roles an...
Simon & Schuster New York, NY
Job Description Candidate will report to an Executive Editor and an Editor at S&S Books for Young Readers. Responsibilities include all administrative duties: scheduling meetings, routing materials both in-house and to authors, handling mailings to authors and agents, liaising with all departments. On the editorial side the position includes reading and evaluating manuscripts insightfully and anal...
Simon & Schuster New York, NY
Job DescriptionThis editorial assistant will provide the sole support for an executive editor of fiction and a senior-level editor of nonfiction. This individual should have a strong work ethic and terrific attitude, and be willing to put in the time to assist in reading a heavy submissions load. Additiional reponsibilities include: running P&Ls; drafting tipsheets, contract paperwork and justific...
School Of Social Service Administration Hyde Park, IL
Editorial Assistant: Responsible for assisting with manuscript editing and preparation of articles for publication and assist in managing the editorial process for the JHPPL--Journal of Health, Politics, Policy and Law. Assist in the administration of JHPPL's editorial office. Tasks include, but are not limited to: Processing manuscript submissions, using online peer-review system; assist authors,...
Simon & Schuster New York, NY, 10007
This editorial assistant will provide the sole support for an executive editor of fiction and a senior-level editor of nonfiction. This individual should have a strong work ethic and terrific attitude, and be willing to put in the time to assist in reading a heavy submissions load. Additiional reponsibilities include: running P&Ls; drafting tipsheets, contract paperwork and justification memos, po...
The University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT, 84112
Full-time Editorial Assistant for the Journal of the American Chemical Society to assist with office operations for the Editor. Responsible, along with the JACS team, for the processing of over 13,000 manuscript submissions annually. This includes the procedural and administrative duties required in the initial processing of manuscripts. Please note that we do not edit manuscripts in the traditio...
Houghton Mifflin Co New York City, NY, 10008
Editorial Assistant To the VP/Publisher, Culinary Position Description We are seeking a well-organized, meticulous, energetic, reliable, smart, helpful, and professional individual, preferably with interest in cooking and the culinary world, to provide administrative and editorial support to the publisher and editorial director of the HMH Culinary publishing program. Tasks include the following: P...
**Overview** At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always reexamining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who m...
Thomson Reuters Newark, DE
Description PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: The editorial assistant is responsible for proofing and editing all ad copy across all Super Lawyers magazines and additional ancillary projects. The individual will work closely with a national team of freelancers whom provide copy, as well with as our in-house production team, to see copy through from inception to final publication. The editorial assistant may al...
Elsevier (Cell Press) is seeking a bright, extremely organized person to provide administrative support to the editors, authors, and reviewers of its prestigious scientific journals. The Editorial Assistant's primary responsibilities involve providing exceptional customer service to authors and coordinating the flow of new and revised manuscripts from submission through publication, which require...
Random House, Inc. New York, NY
W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an Editorial Assistant to support editors of online-learning content for college textbooks in Music. http://books.wwnorton.com/books/subject-detail.aspx?tid=290 Essential job responsibilities include: • Content Management in all stages of production – Coordinating reviews by college instructors. Setting and adhering to schedules. Preparing content for copyeditin...
Public Relations Society of America New York, NY
POSITION OBJECTIVE: To assist the publications director and managing editor with writing, editing and producing copy for two award-winning publications published by PRSA, PR Tactics and The Strategist, as well as content for the publications’ online properties and social media platforms PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Write, edit and post briefs online for This Just In, the publication’s daily news...

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