51110 – Editors



51110 – Editors
Editors review, evaluate and edit manuscripts, articles, news reports and other material for publication, broadcast or interactive media and coordinate the activities of writers, journalists and other staff. They are employed by publishing firms, magazines, journals, newspapers, radio and television networks and stations, and by companies and government departments that produce publications such as newsletters, handbooks, manuals and Web sites. Editors may also work on a freelance basis.


Index of titles
Advertising editor
Art editor
Assistant editor
Associate editor
Bilingual editor
Book editor
Business editor
Caption editor
City editor
Contributing editor
Control room editor - broadcasting
Copy chief
Copy editor
Copy preparer
Dictionary editor
Editorial consultant
Editorial page editor
English editor
Feature editor
Financial editor
Financial news editor
Foreign news broadcasting editor
Foreign news service editor
French editor
Information editor
Journal editor
Line editor
Line-up editor
Literary editor
Local news editor
Magazine editor
Manuscript editor
Medical editor
News desk editor
News editor
News editor - broadcasting
News service editor
Newspaper editor
Picture editor
Production editor
Publications editor
Scientific editor
Script editor
Senior editor
Society editor
Special features editor
Sport desk editor
Sports editor
Technical editor
Telecommunications editor
Web site editor


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Evaluate suitability of manuscripts, articles, news copy and wire service dispatches for publication, broadcast or electronic media and recommend or make changes in content, style and organization
Read and edit copy to be published or broadcast to detect and correct errors in spelling, grammar and syntax, and shorten or lengthen copy as space or time requires
Confer with authors, staff writers, reporters and others regarding revisions to copy
Plan and implement layout or format of copy according to space or time allocations and significance of copy
Plan and coordinate activities of staff and assure production deadlines are met
Plan coverage of upcoming events and assign work accordingly
Write or prepare introductions, marketing and promotional materials, bibliographic references, indexes and other text
May negotiate royalties with authors and arrange for payment of freelance staff.


Employment requirements
A bachelor's degree in English, French, journalism or a related discipline is usually required.
Several years of experience in journalism, writing, publishing or a related field are usually required.
Membership in the Editors Association of Canada may be required.
Editors who specialize in a specific subject matter may be required to have training in that subject.


Additional information
Editors may specialize in a particular subject area, such as news, sports or features, or in a particular type of publication, such as books, magazines, newspapers or manuals.
Progression to supervisory and management positions, such as editor-in-chief or managing editor, is possible with experience.


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