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Editor

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Where Can Editors Find Employment? Team 0 + - = 9 8 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 c Who Would Be Employing You? Level and Type of Education Required Most editors are required to have a bachelor's degree, but they don't necessarily just have to be for English literature, communications or journalism. Technical editors can get a degree in computer science, business, engineering, art, etc. as well as an English degree. Many universities and colleges offer specific programs and training in publishing, editing, journalism or a related field for editors who want to go into a more specific field. Job Description The job of an editor is to review and collect high quality pieces of information and written work for production. There are lots of different places where an editor can work, for example, at publishing houses, newspapers, magazines, journals, companies, corporations, etc.
Editors can go into specific fields that combine editing with personal interests. For example, an editor that has a strong interest in fashion can work for a fashion magazine. A Day in the Life of an Editor Executive Editor / Editor-in-Chief Hours/Shifts You Can Expect To Work Most editors work full-time and usually work 8-9 hours a day, 5 days a week (40-45 hours a week). Expected Wages/Salary Editor Labour Market Information Job Duties and Responsibilities An editor has many jobs and responsibilities which include: proof reading and editing pieces of work to detect grammar, spelling and syntax errors having the ability to rewrite and prepare copies of written work researching and finding resources to verify facts and correct information Editors belong in the information sector. Some technical editors that work with computers or online, like web editors, can be overlapped into the information technology (IT) sector. Current and Future Prospects Declining or Growing? Declining! Newspaper, periodical, book, and directory editors and publishers are declining. In 2010, there were about 501 300 jobs for editors in North America. It is predicted that by the year 2020, only 439 700 jobs will exist. The annual rate of change for editors in this field of editing is -1.3. Photo editors are also declining for magazine companies and photo agencies, but websites are constantly looking for photo editors. Employers aren't just looking for editors that have more technical skills and experience, but they are also looking for those who are able to keep up with the latest technology trends. assigning other editors, reporters, authors, etc., topics and assignments to write about arranging copyright permissions overseeing the layout, appearance and content of articles checking for plagiarism in articles, books and pieces of writing motivating staff and writers to continue working and meet deadlines developing stories and ideas that would appeal to readers and audiences choosing which articles would be featured negotiating contracts with authors or freelancers hiring writers, authors or reporters to work under their company Like the jobs and responsibilities of editors, the positions of editors an assistant editor. Some positions in an editorial staff includes: head honcho of an editorial staff) may have more responsibilities than vary too. For example, an editor-in-chief or executive editor (a.k.a the Acquisitions Editor Articles Editor Assignment Editor Assistant Editor Associate Editor Managing Editor Department/Features Editor Contributing Editor / Editor at Large Literary Editor Developmental Editor Picture Editor The head of the editorial staff. They oversee every department of the organization and is responsible for the overall publication of the newspaper, magazine, etc. Newspapers Journals Publishing Houses Magazines Websites Authors / Freelance Authors Film Productions Freelance editors have flexible schedules and can choose to take on as much or as little work as they want. Medical editors have a science degree. Technical editors are editors that work in a specific field of editing, usually to their interests. For example, a film editor works with the production of a movie, TV show, commercial or music video. Cookbook editors have a culinary arts degree. Music editors have a music degree with an optional film studies degree. Legal editors have a degree in law. Depends on the Technical Editor You Are! Work hours and shifts vary for each field of technical editing. For example, film editors can work 40-60 hours a week. Full-time, salaried editors can earn about $25 000 - $80 000 a year. Free lance editors earn an average of $30 - $80 an hour. Their earnings depend on how much they choose to work and the rates they charge. Salaries depend on the years of experience and the field they work in. Publishing has declined since 2000 and in 2001, 1/5 of jobs in the publishing industry disappeared. Averaged Nov 2008 - Jan 2009 In 2000, it was estimated that 3.6 million employees worked under the information sector. In 2007, it went down to 3 million and in 2009, 2.8 million. Websites http://www.monster.ca http://www.workopolis.com http://ca.indeed.com Publishing Houses The "Big Six" Book Publishers http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/ Hachette Book Group https://re21.ultipro.com/HAC1000/JobBoard/listjobs.aspx?__VT=ExtCan HarperCollins http://www.harpercollins.ca/ http://files.harpercollins.com/HarperCanada/Jobs.pdf Macmillan http://us.macmillan.com/ https://re21.ultipro.com/HOL1002/JobBoard/ListJobs.aspx Penguin Group http://www.penguin.ca/ http://www.pearsoncanada.ca/careers Random House http://careers.randomhouse.com/wms/bmhr/index.php?fl_randomhouse=1# http://www.randomhouse.com/ Simon & Schuster http://www.simonandschuster.ca/ http://www.simonandschuster.biz/careers Related Occupations Copywriter Author / Writer Journalist Technical Writer Bookseller Publishing Rights Manager Lexicographer Translator Websites Internships http://www.summerinternships.com/publishing-internships/ Internships can last 3 - 5 months and are usually linked with a training program. Interns are able to work full-time in the editing field of their choice and work closely with an editor. In an editing internship, interns will be required to research, fact-check, apply critical reading and analysis skills and copy write. Most internships don't offer pay, but some offer minimal wages. http://harpers.org/internships/ http://www.torontolife.com/daily/internships/ http://thewalrus.ca/foundation/join-us/#editorial http://www.motherjones.com/transition/internship/bb02-apply-int01-ed.html http://www.dowjones.com/djcom/careers/newspaper-fund-interns.asp Attributes & Abilities Able to work under pressure (deadlines) Excellent writing, grammar, reading and communication skills Very organized Able to work alone or in a team - based environment The ability to collaborate with other editors, writers, reporters and professionals Have an eye for detail Strong decision-making skills Basic understanding and knowledge of appearances and layouts of books and articles Have a well - rounded education and broad academic background Reporter Work Experience Internships are also another way to gain work experience. Editors can gain more experience from working on high school and college newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, advertising and publishing companies. Many editors start off as writers or reporters. In Charge of acquiring content. In a publishing house, acquisition editors find books for the company to publish. Directly in charge of content and works closely with the editor-in -chief to make sure that work is produced in a timely and effective manner. Investigates assignments and taking care of coverage issues. Assigns what reporters have to cover. Deals with reviews and literary criticism. A senior member of the team and supervises daily operations of the publication. Not necessarily a staff member but has written for the magazine, newspaper, etc. multiple times. In charge of one department in a large publication and manages the feature article section. Mid- to upper- level editorial member that supports the managing editor or editor-in-chief. Edits and chooses which pictures to publish. Supports and assists other editors. Usually does the chores around the company. Supports authors that are writing manuscripts or pieces of work for the company. High School Courses to Take All the English courses! Preferably with an average of 80% or over. Along with any other courses of interest. For example, a medical editor would take the science classes. Computer studies or programming would be recommended (editing online is becoming popular!) http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/ http://ca.careers.yahoo.com/ http://www.nicejob.ca/toronto_jobs/managing-editor-566916.html http://www.nicejob.ca/
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