What does an Assistant 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.
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“Good career starter if you don't want to be sitting behind a desk and want some first”
“Best way to learn new skills and perfect to start for new joins for better future.”
“I really enjoyed my time here and made some great mates and contacts in the industry.”
“The culture was laid back but well structured so we knew our tasks and expectations.”
“It is the perfect place to learn every single thing about the publishing industry because you get to do it hands”
“They do a good job at finding team members who are good to work with.”
“Pay was good (although they have now significantly decreased the pay for this particular role).”
“Good solid opportunities sitting at a cubicle achieving production goals to meet or exceed expectations.”
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an assistant editor
When working as an assistant editor, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Adobe Premiere Pro, Editing, DSLR, Newsgathering and Writing.
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