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Editors

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Editors Description

Plan, coordinate, or edit content of material for publication. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication. Includes technical editors.

Editors Related Job Titles

Advertising Editor, Art Editor, Assignment Editor, Avid Editor, Book Editor, Bureau Chief, Business Editor, Censor, City Editor, Communications Editor, Computer Publisher, Editing, Congressional Editor, Continuity Director, Continuity Editor, Continuity Reader, Copy Desk Chief, Copy Editor, Copy Reader, Department Editor, Design Editor, Dictionary Editor, Editor, Editor in Chief, Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Assistant, Editorial Director, Editorial Specialist, Fashion Editor, Features Editor, Food Editor, Greeting Card Editor, Health Editor, Index Editor, Legal Editor, Magazine Editor, Make Up Editor, Managing Editor, Manuscript Editor, Manuscript Reader, Market Editor, Medical Editor, News Editor, Newspaper Copy Editor, Newspaper Editor, Newspaper Managing Editor, Newspaper Photo Editor, Online Editor, Photo Editor, Play Reader, Practice Area Editor, Production Editor, Program Proposals Coordinator, Proofreader, Publication Editor, Publications Editor, Publishing Editor, Reader, Reviewer, Rewrite Editor, Science Editor, Scientific Publications Editor, Script Editor, Script Reader, Slot Editor, Society Editor, Sports Editor, Story Editor, Story Reader, Technical Editor, Telegraph Editor, Web Editor,


Editors Related Careers
Editors Tasks
Core Tasks
  • Supervise and coordinate work of reporters and other editors.
  • Verify facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources.
  • Confer with management and editorial staff members regarding placement and emphasis of developing news stories.
  • Monitor news-gathering operations to ensure utilization of all news sources, such as press releases, telephone contacts, radio, television, wire services, and other reporters.
  • Prepare, rewrite and edit copy to improve readability, or supervise others who do this work.
  • Review and approve proofs submitted by composing room prior to publication production.
  • Plan the contents of publications according to the publication's style, editorial policy, and publishing requirements.
  • Read, evaluate and edit manuscripts or other materials submitted for publication and confer with authors regarding changes in content, style or organization, or publication.
  • Allocate print space for story text, photos, and illustrations according to space parameters and copy significance, using knowledge of layout principles.
  • Oversee publication production, including artwork, layout, computer typesetting, and printing, ensuring adherence to deadlines and budget requirements.
  • Make manuscript acceptance or revision recommendations to the publisher.
  • Meet frequently with artists, typesetters, layout personnel, marketing directors, and production managers to discuss projects and resolve problems.
  • Read copy or proof to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax.
  • Develop story or content ideas, considering reader or audience appeal.
  • Assign topics, events and stories to individual writers or reporters for coverage.
Supplemental Tasks
  • Interview and hire writers and reporters or negotiate contracts, royalties, and payments for authors or freelancers.
  • Read material to determine index items and arrange them alphabetically or topically, indicating page or chapter location.
  • Select local, state, national, and international news items received from wire services, based on assessment of items' significance and interest value.
  • Direct the policies and departments of newspapers, magazines and other publishing establishments.
  • Arrange for copyright permissions.

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