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.

39 Editorial Assistant jobs found on Monster.

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Are you a trained editor with an impeccable eye for detail, and the ability to work well on the fly and skillfully juggle multiple responsibilities seamlessly? If yes, we should meet. We are Wellesley Information Services (WIS), the high-energy entrepreneurial publisher of world-class magazines, newsletters, and technical journals, and the developer of high-caliber conferences and seminars for IT...
Online Editorial Assistant This is a full-time position in our Topeka office. The Online Editorial Assistant will contribute to some or all of these projects: *Regular website content updates *E-newsletter building and testing *App and digital edition building To apply: send resume, cover letter, and a one-page critique of the Mother Earth News website to *****. Or apply via snail...
Der Spiegel, the German news magazine, is seeking a full-time bilingual (German/English) assistant in the Washington, DC editorial office for one year, with a start date of October 1. Tasks include journalistic research as well as general office duties. You will be a member of a small, friendly team of 6 correspondents and staffers. Applicants must have the legal right to work in the United States...
Seeking an Editorial Assistant to support the planning, development, and editorial aspects of the clients business by managing the data, tools, and processes which support the business. Job Responsibilities: · Track and make requested data changes and add new titles in the 18 Month plan, flowing them into other tools as needed, including Book Status, Title Manager and PubSched · Run query of 18 mo...
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 ab...
Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA)is a non-profit organization formally called Atlanta Educational Telecommunications Collaborative, Inc. (AETC). As a broadcast service PBA is comprised of WABE90.1FM, WPBA-TV30 and the digital service Atlanta PlanIt. For more information on the broadcast service, programming and opportunities to become a member, please visit www.wabe.org. Job Title: Editorial Assis...
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 c...
Editorial Assistant This is an exciting opportunity for an editorial assistant with 1+ years of copy editing experience. The editorial assistant will edit and proofread all technical documents, determine accuracy of all titles, quotations, and paragraph references, coordinate and oversee all administrative aspects of meetings, assist with research and other adhoc projects as assigned. Ideal candid...
West Academic, formerly part of Thomson Reuters, is now its own company! Finding ourselves “newly nimble” we are looking for people to help us transform the legal education industry by bringing new technology and products to market. We have an immediate opening for a key member of the publishing team as an Editorial Assistant responsible for providing editorial support for publication and maintena...
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 a 3...
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 see...
Editorial/Digital Assistant NAPCO, a thriving Center City Philadelphia media company (www.napco.com) seeks candidates for a newly-created, full-time, on-site position of Editorial/Digital Assistant. The position requires strong writing skills, especially in short-form content (less than 1,000 words) with the ability to write headlines, captions, tweets, posts and other compelling short text. The c...
Administrative/ Editorial Assistant Immediate Opening – Temp to Hire Please email resumes to Lou Carlton – ***** Requirements: · Proficient in MS Word, Excel and Power Point · Proficient in Adobe Acrobat and Database Applications · Ability to work independently · Excellent communication and organizational skills · Ability to handle multiple projects at one time · Knowledge/experie...
We are seeking an Assistant Mathematics Editor to be part of our editorial team. This is a full-time, twelve-month temporary position. The successful candidates primary responsibility will be to edit assessment and curriculum content in conjunction with a team of writers and editors. Under editorial direction, the assistant editor will adhere to content guidelines, specifications, schedules, and w...
Career position opening working in a professional environment and interacting with the company's editorial department. Requirements include: Minimum 2 years previous experience as an administrative assistant Excellent written & verbal skills Excellent Word & Excel skills Ability to prioritize & multi-task Strong leadership qualities Previous editorial experience is a big PLUS Benefits are availabl...
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is one of the leading architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban-planning firms in the world, with a 75-year reputation for design excellence and a portfolio that includes some of the most important architecture of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since its inception, SOM has been a leader in the research and development of innovative technologies, proce...
About our company Random House, Inc. is the world's largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, one of the foremost media companies in the world. Your tasks Penguin Random House is seeking a Publishing & Publicity Assistant to join the lifestyle division of the Crown Publishing Group. This position reports into both the S.V.P, Publisher for Clarkson Potter,...
About Medical Dynamics Medical Dynamics serves its clients by providing public relations, investor relations, medical affairs, and marketing consultation services. Clients of Medical Dynamics consist of small, medium, and large pharmaceutical companies, both biotechnology-based and traditional chemistry-based. Medical Dynamics represents clients who are world-class innovators, providing breakthrou...
Position Summary: A dynamic and growing home furnishings company is seeking a stellar Merchandising/Marketing Assistant. In this position, the candidate’s primary responsibility is supporting the development and execution of merchandising/marketing strategies and business objectives. Duties, Roles and Responsibilities: In his/her role of Merchandising/Marketing Assistant, the candidate will includ...
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