Publication Editor

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Potential salary $81,000

Publication Editor

As opposed to copy editors (who monitor grammar and spelling in journalism), the term “editor” used more broadly applies to someone making editorial decisions for a publication. They may manage a particular section or an entire journalism outlet. These professionals edit writers’ stories for content, field pitches from freelancers, create an editorial calendar for what will publish when, and help build out story ideas with their staff. The vast majority of editors start out as writers, so they have firm grasps on the ins and outs of ethical and captivating journalism. A prior bachelor’s degree in arts such as in journalism or communications may be beneficial to jumpstart your career. Publication editor job growth is projected to decline 3% in the decade ending in 2028

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