Editors  (NOC 5122)

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Career Description
Editors review, evaluate and edit manuscripts, articles, news reports and other material for publication, broadcast or interactive media and co-ordinate the activities of writers, journalists and other staff.

Duties May Include
Editors perform some or all of the following duties:

Evaluate manuscripts, articles, news copy, and wire service dispatches for publication, broadcast or other media

Recommend or make changes in content, style, and organization of submitted copy

Correct errors in spelling, grammar, and syntax as well as shorten or lengthen copy as required

Confer with authors, staff writers, reporters, and others regarding revisions to copy

Plan and implement layout or format of copy according to space or broadcast time and significance of copy

Plan and co-ordinate activities of staff, and ensure deadlines are met

Plan coverage of upcoming events and assign work

Write or prepare introductions, marketing/promotional materials, and other texts

May negotiate royalties with authors and arrange payment of freelance writers

Specialize in particular subjects such as sports or in particular types of publications such as newspapers

Examples of Titles

Where They Work
Editors work for publishing firms, magazines, journals, and newspapers, and radio and television networks/stations

Companies and government departments that produce publications/web sites

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Laurentian University/Université Laurentienne
Sudbury, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s)
English Literature (Barrie); Bachelor
University of New Brunswick - School of Graduate Studies
Fredericton, New Brunswick, CA

Related Program(s)
English (Ph.D.); Doctorate
Red Deer College
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s)
English; Bachelor; University Transfer
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s)
English; Bachelor; Co-op; Honours

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Updated Sunday, May 13, 2012

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