What does an Editor do?

An editor is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and quality of a company's written materials. They are responsible for planning and creating written materials. A few of the main duties of an editor are editing copy and improving on it, educate writers on best practices, identify ways to improve the flow of materials, and advise writers on content pieces. They also have to create a content calendar. Some of the jobs titles that a editor could grow into are editor in chief and senior editor.

An editor should have 2 years of experience in writing and a Bachelor's degree in journalism or english. One of the most important skills that an editor will have is their ability to improve on other people's work. Another skill is attention to detail as the editor will need to edit every single piece of writing that the company puts out.

  • Rewrite copy from writers
  • Modify written content from writers
  • Develop a content calendar
  • Develop ideas for content
  • Oversee content production
  • Create highly shareable content
  • Adhere to journalism best practices
  • Assign projects and monitor deadlines
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or english
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills
  • Experience with content management systems
  • Ability to meet the necessary budget
  • Great attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to give constructive feedback
  • Conceptual creative abilities
  • Ability to create stories

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
33%
2 - 4
46%
5 - 7
14%
8+
7%

Common Skill Sets

Editing
Writing
English Language Grammar
Written Communication
Microsoft Office Suite
Content Management Systems
Degree IN English
Critical Thinking

Editor Seniority Levels

L2
Editor
€37,616/yr
L3
Senior Editor
€50,386/yr
L4
Lead Editor
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Content Writer
9% made the transition
Copywriter
28% made the transition
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Editor Salaries

Average Base Pay

€37,616 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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€27K
Median: €38K
€62K
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