Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-5.1% (decline)


What Editors Do

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

Other Job Titles Editors May Have

Editor, News Editor, Newspaper Copy Editor, Sports Editor

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Publisher ,

Chronicle Books

My work is different every day because there is a lot that goes into it. I implement policies, approve project acquisitions, monitor spending, assign job titles, and make decisions about how the company operates. I am also responsible for overseeing all the departments within the company, including the editorial and production departments. My role is to help grow the work of authors and illustrators, but also grow the work of the creative community.

CEO/Publisher ,

Navajo Times Publishing Co., Inc.

I oversee the business and operations side of the newspaper and ensure that the stories we report on are true to our mission of being a source of strength and empowerment for the Navajo people.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • 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.
  • Develop story or content ideas, considering reader or audience appeal.
  • Prepare, rewrite and edit copy to improve readability, or supervise others who do this work.

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