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.

268 Writer Editor jobs found on Monster.

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Hiring several Writers, Editors, and Proofreaders to work in an ongoing temporary role for one the fastest growing websites! The organization offers free online and mobile ordering platforms. This position has one week of classroom training before you hit the ground running. Apply today to break into this friendly, fun and innovative environment! Duties: Editing, creating and revising website da...
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...
Summary: Unissant, Inc. is an innovative solutions development and consulting company committed to delivering simplicity through innovation. We meet this commitment by delivering state-of-the-art enterprise computing and processing solutions to both government and commercial clients. Our workforce continually strives to advance y(our) collective intellect through collaborative fortitude, and we a...
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...
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...
Contributing Writer/Editor: Robot Magazine Robot magazine is a bi-monthly publication that delivers a wide range of reporting on educational, research, military and consumer robotics. Our target audience includes students, educators, researchers, business leaders and makers. If you’re an experienced magazine writer or editor with a keen interest in robotics, an ability to find compelling storie...
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: 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 Arlington, VA
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Support the Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) in the translation of innovative research into evidence-based clinical practice improving psychological health (PH), traumatic brain injury (TBI) and telehealth outcomes, as well as the identification of best practices and leading principles in the prevention, treatment, and/or management of post-traumatic stress disord...
Engility Corporation Alexandria, VA
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Analyze and understand of the RFP and the team’s capture strategy to allow for development of compliant, responsive proposal content that clearly articulates win strategy. Work under the guidance and direction of the proposal manager, maintaining open and clear lines of communication. Write technical and management sections based on provided background material, inc...
American Cybersystems Renton, WA, 98055
Technical Writer III (Aerospace) – We seek a Technical Writer for a position within the Aerospace Industry in Renton, WA This is a long-term 12+ month contract opportunity. Pay rate goes to $40/hour, DOE Technical Writer/Publishing Expert to work with technical documentation. Skills and abilities are to work: With the Information Architect/Content Strategist develops constraints, if needed Wi...
Clear Channel Communications , Inc. NEW YORK, NY
Opening Date: 5/28/14 Closing Date: 6/30/14 With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media + Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media + Entertainment serves 150 markets through 840 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Inte...
Description Opportunity for a technical communications professional to join a fast-paced Program that develops cutting-edge IT products and services for a large federal healthcare payer. Candidate will provide writing, editing, proofreading, graphics, and document development support to a variety of roles on the Program, including Business Analysts, Project Leads, and Managers. Types of documenta...
Description Established program servicing a broad government and auxillary supplier audience in Flood Insurance. Exciting opportunity in Landover MD for a Technical Writer to support an established IT and operational support contract servicing the National Flood Insurance Program. As the system of record provider, the contract supports Federal government subsidiaries and the Programs many local a...
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...
Description : JOB DESCRIPTION: SAIC is seeking a Technical Writer/Editor to develop and maintain documentation for the Mission & SETA Service Line program located in PCB, FL. The candidate will be required to write, edit, and proofread non-technical and/or technical documents, papers, and Microsoft Power Point presentations. The technical writer will conduct quality control checks to ensure c...
Description : SAIC is looking for a Sr. Tech Writer/Editor in the Huntsville, AL area. This candidate will write, edit or revise a variety of technical documents such as reports, procedures and brochures. Collaborate with analysts and support personnel to ensure accuracy and completeness of reports. Requires excellent oral and written communication skills. BA in English or Technical Writing. MS...
Description : Under general direction, is responsible for preparing and/or maintaining systems, programming, and operations documentation, procedures, and methods including user manuals and reference manuals. Maintains a current internal documentation library. Provides or coordinates special documentation services as required. Competent to work at the highest level of all phases of documentation...
Get editing Chicago, IL
Copy Writer - Editor A medical information management firm, is looking for candidates with a strong background in proofreading and editing. Will be proofreading medical record drafts and other pertinent documents. Familiarity with legal and medical terms is desired. Experience in healthcare, legal, or business fields would be helpful. A degree in English, or Liberal Arts is highly desired, but no...

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