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...
Technica Editorial, a publishing production company serving the scientific, medical, and scholarly communities since 1989, is seeking a full-time Editorial Assistant to work with our editorial production and peer review staff. This position is an entry-level support role, assisting in-house editors. The hours will total 40 per week (office hours 9am to 5pm daily). Duties: 1. Process and prepare ...
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...
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...
Kveller.com New York, NY
Kveller.com is seeking a full-time editorial assistant to join our staff. We’re a Jewish parenting website for smart, savvy moms, but you don’t need to be a mom to work here. You also don’t need to be Jewish, though some familiarity with Jewish culture and traditions helps. What we’re really looking for is someone with excellent editing and writing skills, strong attention to detail, and the abili...
Get editing Seattle, WA
Editorial Assistant Job Summary: Provide general assistance and editorial support for departmental staff, assisting in day-to-day management print titles (25 annually). Primary Responsibilities: 1. Establish and maintain project files and records, including data entry and generation of reports. 2. Maintain regular contact with editors, contributors, and key vendors. 3. Handle general mail an...
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ESSENCE Communications is seeking an editorial assistant with digital chops, writing experience, and research and reporting skills to fill a junior but pivotal role. The editorial assistant reports to managers on both the print and digital staffs, and duties include writing news and celebrity briefs daily, pitching ideas, supporting senior editors with larger stories or digital features, and engag...
Families First Los Angeles, CA
Company Description Wiles Magazine, an upscale publication with an international readership, is recruiting an editorial assistant! The Editorial Assistant will work directly with the Editor-in-Chief and gain invaluable experience in the operation of a modern publication. Job Description The editorial assistant will assist the Editor-in-Chief (as an intern) with a variety of publicity and organ...
LITTLE BEE BOOKS New York, NY
View Job [Back to Jobs] Title: Editorial Assistant at little bee books Description: Little Bee Books is a new US division of Bonnier Publishing. We are a small and passionate team dedicated to making beautiful and innovative books for children ages 0-12. Our debut list will be available in Spring 2015, distributed to the trade by Simon & Schuster. Find us on twitter @littlebeebooks Facebook.c...
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Health is seeking an editorial assistant with writing and fact-checking experience to fill a junior but pivotal role. The ideal candidate.. -Is a team player with a great attitude and courteous personality -Possesses strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills -Writes well and is detail-oriented -Can anticipate the needs of a busy executive and thrive in a fast-paced, deadl...
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...
Marten Transport Thousand Oaks, CA
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 book cont...
Marten Transport Thousand Oaks, CA
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 production.• M...
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 ...
Editorial Assistant, Lubes 'N' Greases Falls Church, VA
Job Description Lubes'n'Greases is the flagship publication of LNG Publishing. Every month, this award- winning, independent monthly magazine for and about the global lubricants industry delivers hard news, features and informed opinions covering automotive and industrial lubricants, metalworking fluids, greases, base stocks, additives, packaging, biodegradable and synthetic products, companies, ...

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Editorial Career Tools

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Salaries

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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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