2017 Editors
Median Pay: US$56,010
Entry Level: Bachelor's degree
Summary
Editors plan, review, and revise content for publication.
Duties

Editors typically do the following:

  • Read content and correct spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors
  • Rewrite text to make it easier for readers to understand
  • Verify facts using standard reference sources
  • Evaluate submissions from writers to decide what to publish
  • Work with writers to help their ideas and stories succeed
  • Develop story and content ideas according to the publication's style and editorial policy
  • Allocate space for the text, photos, and illustrations that make up a story
  • Approve final versions submitted by staff

Editors plan, coordinate, and revise material for publication in books, newspapers, magazines, or websites. Editors review story ideas and decide what material will appeal most to readers. During the review process, editors offer comments to improve the product, and suggest titles and headlines. In smaller organizations, a single editor may perform all of the editorial duties or share them with only a few other people.

The following are examples of types of editors:

Copy editors review text for errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling and check for readability, style, and agreement with editorial policy. They suggest revisions, such as changing words and rearranging sentences and paragraphs to improve clarity or accuracy. They also may carry out research, confirm sources for writers, and verify facts, dates, and statistics. In addition, they may arrange page layouts of articles, photographs, and advertising.

Publication assistants who work for book-publishing houses may read and evaluate manuscripts submitted by freelance writers, proofread uncorrected drafts, and answer questions about published material. Assistants on small newspapers or in smaller media markets may compile articles available from wire services or the Internet, answer phones, and proofread articles.

Assistant editors are responsible for a particular subject, such as local news, international news, feature stories, or sports. Most assistant editors work for newspaper publishers, television broadcasters, magazines, book publishers, or advertising and public relations firms.

Executive editors oversee assistant editors and generally have the final say about what stories are published and how they are covered. Executive editors typically hire writers, reporters, and other employees. They also plan budgets and negotiate contracts with freelance writers, who are sometimes called "stringers" in the news industry. Although many executive editors work for newspaper publishers, some work for television broadcasters, magazines, or advertising and public relations firms.

Managing editors typically work for magazines, newspaper publishers, and television broadcasters, and are responsible for the daily operations of a news department.

Fall 2019 Publicity/Marketing Intern, Basic Books

Type: Internship
SUMMARYBasic Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, a Hachette Book Group company, is seeking an intern in our Publicity/Marketing Department, running from September 23-December 13, 2019. The paid internship is 16 hours per week, at $15 per hour. The internship offers an opportunity to learn about...
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Editorial Intern, Basic Books (2019-2020 academic year)

Type: Internship
SUMMARYBasic Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, a Hachette Book Group company, is seeking an intern in our Editorial Department for the 2019-2020 academic year, running from September 23-December 13, 2019 and from February 3-April 24, 2020. The paid internship is 16 hours per week, at $15 per hour...
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Fall Editorial Intern, Running Press-Philadelphia, PA

Type: Internship
Running Press Book Publishers in Philadelphia is seeking interns for their editorial department during the 2019 fall season.As an Editorial Intern at Running Press, you will assist the editorial staff in both the Adult, Kids, and Miniature Editions imprints. You will have the opportunity to work...
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Server Developer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Digital Media Strategist and Field Producer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Position SummaryThe Digital Media Strategist and Field Producer is part of the NYU School of Law's communications team, developing, producing, improving, and/or maintaining video projects, multimedia content within the Office of Communications to advance the institutional messaging and...
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Payroll Clerk - Talent - Burbank

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
ABOUT The TEAM CompaniesThe TEAM Companies are a leading payroll, business affairs & technology provider to the advertising & entertainment industries. We offer union & non-union payroll for actors, musicians, singers, crew, editors, visual effects artists and other craftspeople working...
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Internship - Customs Brokerage

Type: Internship
Job DescriptionOur Internship program offers a challenging hands-on structured experience. You will be working side-by-side with Expeditors' employees learning the process, terminology, and skills required to be successful in a fast-paced operation handling a varied customer base.The program...
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Intern, Creative - Fall 2019

Type: Internship
APCO Worldwide, Inc. is looking for forward-thinking and enthusiastic interns for the fall of 2019. Interns are assigned to various practices within APCO (global marketing, health care & health policy, public affairs, crisis management & litigation communication, global solutions, insight/...
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Washington, DC

Content Writer Intern

Type: Internship
Gateway Blend is a rapidly growing internet technology company that owns and operates a portfolio of high-traffic websites. Our online properties specialize in presenting engaging content that draws 100 million visitors monthly. Currently, Gateway Blend is comprised of 80 employees and continues to...
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Fall Intern - Marketing - Photo & Video

Type: Internship
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Sioux Falls, SD

Fall 2019 Fashion PR Intern

Type: Internship
Job DescriptionDaily responsibilities include, but are not limited to, sample trafficking, maintaining showroom, managing press lists, research celebrity events and opportunities, research jewelry trends, assist with the execution of celebrity seeding opportunities for clients, various...
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News Intern - Fall

Type: Internship
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Boston, MA

Creative Video Intern

Type: Internship
Job DescriptionEndeavor's internal creative department seeks video intern to join the team. Candidatemust be proficient with Adobe Premiere Pro and interested in After Effects. Must also becomfortable using basic video and audio equipment. Intern will report directly toEndeavor's Head of...
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Beverly Hills, CA

Editorial Intern - Fall 2019

Type: Internship
Emmis Communications is a diversified media company, operating across several U.S. markets. The Emmis culture carries at its heart the belief that, in order to succeed, a company must take risks; treat its people well and give them the tools they need to win. Emmis has earned this valued reputation...
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Intern, Publications

Type: Internship
U.S. News & World Report is seeking a full-time paid intern for its Publications and Events division, which produces its consumer print guides and the content for its live conference events. This one-year internship in our Washington, D.C. office is ideal for recent college graduates interested...
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Intern, PR & Influencer Marketing | Fall 2019

Type: Internship
OverviewMAKE UP FOR EVER is looking for an Intern, PR & Influencer Marketing. Based in the New York Office and reporting to the Senior Manager, Public Relations, this person will work closely with the internal PR department in managing meticulous inventory maintenance and product closet...
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Internship - Customs Brokerage

Type: Internship
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Torrance, CA

Customer Service Trainer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Deseret News Internship - Opinion Section - Fall 2019

Type: Internship
The Deseret News opinion team is continuously looking for talented seasonal student interns to assist in editing opinion content, writing op-eds and publishing opinion stories online. We are especially interested in interns who have a background in editing and are well acquainted with social media...
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Salt Lake City, UT

Producer/Writer/Editor Intern

Type: Internship
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