Writer Editor Jobs

Writer Editor Overview


Writer editors are responsible for reviewing and revising content created by writers before it's published. They are generally expected to have a firm understanding of writing styles and above-average writing skills, especially in regards to grammar and punctuation. They oftentimes have to work under strict deadlines to ensure content is correct and finalized before it's published. Editors often play a role in the selection of content for a publication, working with writers to help develop ideas and stories that are appropriate for publications. They also may be required to fact check content using standard references to ensure accurate content. The skills held by writer editors may also qualify them for positions as copywriters, editorial assistants or proof readers.

Writer Editor Education Requirements


Generally, writer editors must have at least a bachelor’s degree although some are able to obtain employment in less established companies with just a high school diploma or GED. Ideal editor candidates hold a bachelor’s degree in English, communications or journalism, with a master's degree or higher suggested to remain competitive for positions in more established publications. Prior editing experience, such as for a college newspaper or local publications, is also beneficial for helping secure employment in the field.

Writer Editor Job Market


The job outlook for writer editor jobs is expected to decline approximately 2 percent from 2012 to 2022, which shows little to no change compared to the average for all occupations. Employment opportunities are projected to decline in print companies due to competition from online publications. The few traditional positions that remain in established magazines and newspapers will be highly competitive though new positions will be available for online publications but typically for less pay.

Writer Editor Salary


The median annual salary for writer editor jobs is $53,880 per year, with some making more than $100,000 per year. Salary ranges vary based on location, type of editing performed, years of experience and the company worked for.
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SENIOR WRITER/EDITOR ***Please Include a Cover Letter When Applying*** Job Title: Senior writer/editor Work Status: Full Time Company Name: Masonic Grand Lodge of California Payroll Type: Exempt Division: Communications Supervisory: No Reports To: Director of Communications Location of Job: San Francisco Initiated: 07/2014 Current Position Assigned To: N/A Actual Title: Senior writer/edito...
About our company Springer Healthcare is a leading full service medical communications agency, and forms part of Springer Science+Business Media, one of the world's leading global scientific and medical publishers. With more than 40 years' experience working with the pharmaceutical industry, we are specialists in delivering innovative medical content and services across a wide range of communicat...
Inovalon seeks a Senior Corporate Communications Writer/Editor to be responsible for creating and editing corporate communications for the organization. The incumbent will lead efforts to develop and execute communication plans, ensure consistent branding, and produce creative and innovative communication materials. Requirements: Draft and edit written marketing and communications materials inde...
EPS Corporation is currently seeking a Technical Publication Writer / Editor to join our Information Management Solutions group. Duties Include: Authoring and updating software manuals by collaborating with software developers and test engineers Proofreading/Quality Assurance (QA) of Content Development of content in using XML authoring tools and in S1000D or military specification compliant f...
Texas’ largest professional association for public school employees seeks an experienced writer and copy editor to join its Communications team. Requires a journalism or related degree with at least three years’ experience working as part of an editorial team and should be capable of managing a high volume of projects and meet deadlines. In addition to writing and editing email communications, sta...
The Fayetteville Observer Fayetteville, NC
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DRS Technologies Inc San Francisco, CA
DRS Technologies, Inc. DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, th...
Technical Writer/Editor(92675) Engineering - Documentation USA-DC-Washington Security Clearance:NACI Clearance Status:Must be Obtainable Schedule:Full Time : Type of Travel:None Percent of Travel Required:None Description Duties and Responsibilities: Candidate uses some subject-matter knowledge and judgment to complete assignments consisting of numerous steps that vary in nature and seq...
University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX, 78719
Hiring department Temporary Services Hourly salary $15.00 Hours per week 20.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM Posting number 14-09-19-01-9989 Job Status Open FLSA status Non-exempt Earliest Start Date 09/29/2014 Position Duration Funding expected to continue Position open to all applicants Location Austin (main campus) Number of vacancies 1 General Notes Assignment is non-bene...
Eonline is looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated team player to join the Eonline team in Los Angeles or New York. The writer will discover, write and post stories that are driving the pop culture conversation, create original content that drives the social conversation, pitch ideas for features (including listicles, rankings and other original ideations), and assist the senior editor in day...
DRS Technologies Inc San Francisco, CA
DRS Technologies, Inc. DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, th...
NORTHROP GRUMMAN Sierra Vista, AZ
Are you looking for a rewarding and challenging career as a Technical Writer with one of the nation's leading Defense Contractors? If so, then Northrop Grumman may be the employer for you! We are currently seeking a Technical Writer to support a potential project in Sierra Vista, AZ. Roles and Responsibilities include: * Planning, writing, and maintaining DSGS-A System and user support documentat...
Reinsurance Group of America Chesterfield, MO
Senior Writer/Editor Job Type : Full Time Location : Chesterfield MO US 63017 Job Description : Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (NYSE: RGA) is one of the largest global providers of life reinsurance, with offices around the world. RGA delivers expert solutions in individual life reinsurance, individual living benefits reinsurance, group reinsurance, financial solutions, facultative ...
NORTHROP GRUMMAN Sierra Vista, AZ
Are you looking for a rewarding and challenging career as a Technical Writer with one of the nation's leading Defense Contractors? If so, then Northrop Grumman may be the employer for you! We are currently seeking a Technical Writer to support a potential project in Sierra Vista, AZ. Roles and Responsibilities include: * Planning, writing, and maintaining DSGS-A System and user support documentat...
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Whitney, Bradley & Brown, Inc. Lexington Park - NAS Patuxent River, MD
WBB is a technical and management consulting company that provides innovative products and services that solve government and commercial customer’s toughest problems. For more than 30 years, WBB has set the standard for excellence in consulting services, while providing its employees with an outstanding work environment with ample opportunities for growth and success. WBB continues to enjoy impres...
Whitney, Bradley & Brown, Inc. Chantilly, VA
WBB is a leading solutions provider for Federal U.S. Government agencies who have difficult mission critical challenges. We are passionate, elite consultants with deep industry knowledge and we deliver value-added products on time that help our clients cut costs, manage resources and optimize performance. Our proven track record, our customized, innovative products and our promise to deliver highl...
Engility Corporation Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Writes, rewrites and/or edits technical documents such as technical procedure manuals, user manuals, programming manuals, service manuals, operational specifications, and related technical publications to communicate clearly and effectively technical specifications and instructions to a wide range of audiences. Acquires subject knowledge by interviewing product develo...
Engility Corporation Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Engility is looking for a Technical Writer/Editor. This is a great opportunity to use your professional skills within the framework of a highly motivated and highly trained workforce that values your input. The successful candidate: Writes, rewrites and/or edits technical documents such as technical procedure manuals, user manuals, programming manuals, service manual...
Engility Corporation Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Writes, rewrites and/or edits technical documents such as technical procedure manuals, user manuals, programming manuals, service manuals, operational specifications, and related technical publications to communicate clearly and effectively technical specifications and instructions to a wide range of audiences. Acquires subject knowledge by interviewing product develo...

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Editorial Career Tools

Writer

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $114,400.00
Typical Salary for Writer
(89 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Bachelor's
57.1%
Master's
19.4%
Some College Coursework Completed
14.3%
Associates
4.1%
Certification
2%
(98 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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