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.
The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates is recruiting for an Editorial Assistant to work in their Communications Department. This position provides editorial support, including writing, editing, fact-checking and proofreading. Support Communications' Managers as they develop publications and websites, and manage Communications aspects of new programs, such as EPIC, ECHO, GEMx, WDM...
Manpower is currently recruiting for an Editorial Assistant position for one of our clients in Tampa, FL! Job Responsibilities: • Create and edit drug product records in the Product Editorial tools for the Gold Standard Drug Database and Clinical Pharmacology systems according to the established procedure. • Research and incorporate new products and product changes. • Compare product data ente...
Benchmark Education is a growing educational publishing company that produces award-winning core and supplemental texts and teaching materials -- print and technology-based -- to help children of all ages and abilities achieve literacy for life. We are looking for a part time, temporary Content Creation Editorial Assistant to assist our busy editorial department with a variety of tasks. Responsib...
The Daily Journal, St. Francois County’s most effective media source, has an opportunity for a Paginator. As a Paginator the responsibilities will include producing informational graphics, illustrations and page design. Will be responsible for all aspects of layout and design of news and/or feature sections, will create and maintain Quark and In-Design templates, process all non-advertising...
Job Description The Editorial Assistant provides editorial and administrative support to a deputy editor and the Editorial Systems department. Acts as liaison for the editors with the academic and medical communities, as well as with the general public. Responsibilities include: Facilitates the handling of manuscripts; processes revised manuscripts, and generates decision letters, meticulously v...
Our client, a prominent membership association, seeks a Marketing and Editorial Assistant for their busy and growing office. The ideal candidate must have at least one year of professional experience post college, strong writing and editing skills, experience using Adobe Creative Suite skills (specifically InDesign and Photoshop), strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to wo...
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...
Web Recruiter New York, NY, 10034
A member of Web Recruiter in the Editing/Education industry is seeking a full time Editorial Assistant. The company offers the following environment: Local company focused on the arts, communication, and the environment. Estimated salary of $25 per Hour. The right candidate will have experience with, or the skills and abilities to: Superior Writing Skills, Computer Skills: HTML/XML, XLST, Ruby, SQ...
Recruit GAAP Staffing Bethlehem, PA, 18016
A hiring employer with Recruit GAAP in the Editing/Education industry is seeking a full time Editorial Assistant. The company offers the following environment: local company focused on the arts, communication, and the environment. Estimated salary of $25 per Hour. The right candidate will have experience with, or the skills and abilities to: Computer Skills: HTML/XML, XLST, Ruby, SQL, etc., Superi...
Web Recruiter McDonough, GA, 30252
Web Recruiter is searching for a qualified Editorial Assistant for a full time position located in McDonough, GA. The right candidate will have the following skills, experience or ability to fulfill the following top requirements: Writing and editing (all types of styles), Social media development, Research, Writing weekly and monthly newsletters, financial reports and promotional materials, Creat...
Web Recruiter Hicksville, NY, 11801
Company located in Hicksville, NY, seeks a full time Editorial Assistant for the Marketing and Communications industry. Web Recruiter is searching for a candidate having experience and qualifications similar to the following: Manage web feedback for company website, Writes and edits documents for print and web publications, Produce graphics for company website, Typing 55WPM, Design skills, Writing...
Web Recruiter Arnold, MO, 63010
Company located in Arnold, MO, seeks a full time Editorial Assistant for the University industry. Web Recruiter is searching for a candidate having experience and qualifications similar to the following: Manage publication of center newsletters, Design and print brochures, posters, and other print materials supporting center programs and events, Create, develop, and maintain center website, Type 6...
Web Recruiter Hoffman Estates, IL, 60169
Company located in Hoffman Estates, IL, seeks a full time Editorial Assistant for the Publishing industry. Web Recruiter is searching for a candidate having experience and qualifications similar to the following: Writing weekly and monthly newsletters, financial reports and promotional materials, Creating and editing online content, Developing social media campaigns, Writing and editing (all types...
Web Recruiter Charlotte, NC, 28212
The University industry is need of a full time Editorial Assistant in Charlotte, NC. This position offers fantastic benefits and a salary, greater of, $22 per Hour depending on experience or compliance with State and Local minimum wage requirements. With an environment considered and described as: Local and non-profit graphic design firm, Web Recruiter seeks a candidate with the following experien...
Web Recruiter Lake Worth, FL, 33467
The Publishing industry is need of a full time Editorial Assistant in Lake Worth, FL. This position offers fantastic benefits and a salary, greater of, $20 per Hour depending on experience or compliance with State and Local minimum wage requirements. With an environment considered and described as: Creative and collaborate office, Web Recruiter seeks a candidate with the following experience, capa...
Web Recruiter Salt Lake City, UT, 84123
The Marketing and Communications industry is need of a full time Editorial Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT. This position offers fantastic benefits and a salary, greater of, $22 per Hour depending on experience or compliance with State and Local minimum wage requirements. With an environment considered and described as: Positive, successful and non-profit organization that fosters professionalism ...
Recruit GAAP Staffing Washington, DC, 20017
With a local environment described as: Positive, successful and non-profit organization that fosters professionalism and creativity-Recruit GAAP Staffing is searching for a full time Editorial Assistant for a company located in Washington, DC. The right candidate will be able to successfully perform the primary roles and responsibilities of: Writes and edits documents for print and web publication...
Recruit GAAP Staffing Colorado Springs, CO, 80945
Recruit GAAP Staffing is search for a full time Editorial Assistant for a client company located in Colorado Springs, CO area. Industry: Publishing. With an environment described as: Creative and collaborate office, Recruit GAAP is searching for someone with the ability to perform the scope of responsibilities combined with the following skills and experience: Writing weekly and monthly newsletter...
Recruit GAAP Staffing Lincoln, NE, 68502
Recruit GAAP Staffing is searching for a full time Editorial Assistant for a company located in Lincoln, NE. Industry Environment: University. With a local work environment described as: Local and non-profit graphic design firm. The right candidate will be able to successfully perform the primary roles and responsibilities of: Manage publication of center newsletters, Design and print brochures, p...
Recruit GAAP Staffing Chesapeake, VA, 23320
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...
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Editorial Career Tools
$29,120.00 - $100,000.00
Typical Salary for Editor
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool
Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool
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
Size of Industry in 2006:
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Administrative Writing Skills
Attention to Detail
Formulates publication editorial policies by conferring with executives, department heads, and editorial staff.
Produces written content by writing or assigning staff members and freelance writers to research and write articles, reports, reviews, and other material.
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