Editors

Also called: Editor, News Editor, Newspaper Copy Editor, Sports Editor,



What they do:
Plan, coordinate, revise, or edit written material. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication.
On the job, you would:
  • Read copy or proof to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax.
  • Verify facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources.
  • Read, evaluate and edit manuscripts or other materials submitted for publication and confer with authors regarding changes in content, style or organization, or publication.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Communications
  • multimedia
Business
  • management
  • administrative services
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • writing things for co-workers or customers
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
  • come up with lots of ideas
  • group things in different ways

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Word processing software
  • Google Docs
  • Microsoft Word
Web page creation and editing software
  • LinkedIn
  • Social media sites
Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
  • bachelor's degree
  • master's degree
usually needed

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$61,370
$32,620
$122,280

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What they do:
Plan, coordinate, revise, or edit written material. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication.

On the job, you would:
  • Read copy or proof to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax.
  • Verify facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources.
  • Read, evaluate and edit manuscripts or other materials submitted for publication and confer with authors regarding changes in content, style or organization, or publication.

KNOWLEDGE

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Communications
  • multimedia
Business
  • management
  • administrative services
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • writing things for co-workers or customers
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

ABILITIES

Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
  • come up with lots of ideas
  • group things in different ways

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Word processing software
  • Google Docs
  • Microsoft Word
Web page creation and editing software
  • LinkedIn
  • Social media sites
Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator

EDUCATION

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
  • bachelor's degree
  • master's degree
usually needed

JOB OUTLOOK

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$61,370
$32,620
$122,280

EXPLORE MORE