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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About our company Springer Science+Business Media is one of the most prestigious international scientific publishers of books, journals, and electronic media today, with subsidiaries and representatives all over the world. Our publications range from medicine to all fields of life sciences, and from mathematics to engineering. Wherever scientific research is carried out, highly qualified experts ...
About our company Springer Science+Business Media is one of the most prestigious international scientific publishers of books, journals, and electronic media today, with subsidiaries and representatives all over the world. Our publications range from medicine to all fields of life sciences, and from mathematics to engineering. Wherever scientific research is carried out, highly qualified experts ...
Long Island publisher of print and web-based medical news seeks editorial assistant. Position includes assisting editorial team in all aspects of day-to-day responsibilities, including proofreading, database management, trafficking, copyediting, and more. Heavy correspondence with medical professionals. Candidate should be detail-oriented with initiative, plus excellent communication and organizat...
Summary We are looking for an organized and confident Proofreader and Editorial Coordinator to assist our team in the production of a magazine and other publications. You will interact internally with our team as well as externally with our members from around the world. This position requires a detail-oriented person with strong grammar and writing skills who has an excellent understanding of jo...
The Financial / Editorial Assistant, Higher Education Products (Contractor) supports the financial, systems tracking and reporting of several product lines, both existing and under development. Also performs general administrative and editorial tasks for the department. Financial Assistant o Brief Cases - Assist Editors with budgeting, invoicing, and analysis reporting activities. o Core Curric...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10010
New York City - Established author seeks bright, high-energy editorial assistant/office manager to oversee office communications, a busy staff calendar, and assist with editorial tasks. Our ideal candidate will be meticulously detail-oriented and possess the ability to balance multiple competing priorities, anticipate potential problems, and develop contingencies accordingly. Excellent research an...
amNewYork New York, NY
Description Are you driven by what's next? Become a Cablevisionary. We are looking for Cablevisionaries who always keep the customer first in mind, who insist on continuing to learn every day, who thrive in a highly collaborative work environment and who when presented with a challenge, don't quit until they find a solution. The Editorial Assistant will support the entire Editorial Department o...
Your challenge: WaterBrook Press seeks an editorial assistant to support the editorial department, including editors and the editor in chief/vice president for editorial. Responsibilities will include: evaluating manuscripts, writing flap copy and fact sheets, attending meetings, and administrative tasks . You will assist in coordinating the editorial and production process, transmit manuscripts,...
United Methodist Church Nashville, TN, 37201
Job Opening Editorial Assistant Nashville, Tennessee (TN) 37212 This position provides a broad range of administrative/editorial support to The Upper Room magazine editorial team. In addition to traditional administrative tasks such as answering phones, responding to customer inquiries and requests, and record-keeping, the Editorial Assistant coordinates and maintains The Upper Room devotional bl...
Oxford University Press New York, NY, 10007
- Assist in evaluating proposals and manuscripts under consideration; coordinate outside review of proposals; identify reviewers, consulting with Delegates, Series Editors, and Editorial Director as appropriate. - Prepare costings and proposals for Editorial Board meetings; occasionally present at Editorial Board meetings; prepare Delegates’ Notes; prepare contracts for approved proposals; proces...
Wolters Kluwer Baltimore, MD, 21203
From the first day of training until the time they leave practice, medical, nursing and allied health professionals need comprehensive, high quality information on the cause, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and other medical conditions and disorders. Professional & Education produces many of the world's leading textbooks, references, reviews and practitioner journals in print and electronic fo...
From the first day of training until the time they leave practice, medical, nursing and allied health professionals need comprehensive, high quality information on the cause, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and other medical conditions and disorders. Professional & Education produces many of the world's leading textbooks, references, reviews and practitioner journals in print and electronic f...
The Roanoke Times seeks an organized, detail-oriented journalist to compile event calendars and write occasional features for the Extra section. We aim to find an eager, energetic person who can balance the left-brain skills required to manage our comprehensive calendar listings with the creativity needed to come up with fun story ideas and carry them out. This job is a great entry-level opportun...
Hearst Magazines New York, NY, 10007
The editorial assistant for Veranda will assist the editor in chief with all duties, including answering the phone, calendar management, reading mail/email, and making travel arrangements. The assistant will also prepare the Editor in chief's monthly expense report. The assistant will also help the interiors editor coordinate the magazine's submission process, which includes contacting interior de...
F+W Media is a leading enthusiast-based provider of community focused content, commerce, and connectivity. F+W Media is seeking a highly motivated individual to provide editorial and administrative support for Sew News, Sew it All and Creative Machine Embroidery magazines and websites. This person will be an integral part of the team, responsible for general administrative duties as well as some e...
SAGE Publications Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360
Overview: This position is responsible for supporting the Books Editorial Acquisitions staff. SCOPE The scope of this position is to: • Within the model of SAGE's vision statement, interact with professionalism and maturity with authors, potential authors and reviewers, customers, and in-house staff in all departments. • Maintain orderly electronic and paper files. • Prepare, track and file ...
Simon & Schuster New York, NY
Responsibilities include: providing readers notes on manuscripts, scheduling meetings, answering heavy call volume, routing invoices and contracts, preparing materials for marketing, positioning and sales meetings; tracking catalog copy & requests for author photos, covers, etc. and acting as point person for authors on everyday requests. Prior experience in book publishing is required...
SAGE Publications Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360
Overview: This position is responsible for supporting the Books Editorial Acquisitions staff. Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities: The job functions include, but are not limited to, the following: • Maintain orderly electronic and paper files. • Prepare, track and file book contracts and work-for-hire agreements. • Prepare and transmit final manuscripts and basic ancillaries into prod...
Cox Enterprises Austin, TX, 78719
SUMMARY OF JOB The editorial assistant for community news gathers information from a variety of sources, verifies the accuracy of the information and compiles the verified material into news briefs published daily inside the Metro section. The editorial assistant works closely with the community news editor to ensure that we are providing timely and useful information about all of the communities...
Oxford University Press New York, NY, 10007
- Assist Higher Education Editors on the Economics & Finance and Business List. Serve as liaison to authors, prospective authors, and in-house departments throughout the book publishing process. - Assist in evaluating proposals and manuscripts under consideration; contact and coordinate outside reviewers of material, consulting with U.S. Delegate as appropriate. - Assist in preparing proposals f...

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Editorial Career Tools

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Salaries

$29,120.00 - $100,000.00
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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)
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