Editorial assistants provide support at all stages of the publication process for books, journals, magazines, websites, and online newsletters. If you have strong written and verbal communication skills, this job could be ideal for you.
Associate editors support senior team members or groups of editors. Occasionally, associate editors write print articles or file broadcast pieces; however, associate editors are primarily responsible for fact-checking information and proofreading pending publications before they are printed.
Copy editors improve formatting, style, and accuracy of text for publication. Copy editors do not typically focus on the text’s actual content.
Researchers are similar to fact-checkers, in that they research information for pending publications to determine factual accuracy.
Reporters in the publishing field typically conduct interviews for newspapers, magazines, journals, and other print publications. They are engaged in the direct gathering and communication of information strictly limited to the facts.
Assistant Photo Editor
Assistant photo editors provide support to photo editors for duties such as selecting, editing, positioning, and publishing photos to accompany the text of a publication. Photo editors and assistants work for print and online publications (books, newspapers, magazines, journals, and websites).
Production assistants help production editors in the copy-editing stages of print publications. They proofread for spelling, grammar, and punctuation, oversee the publication’s layout and formatting, and assist in completing the publication’s physical construction. This role also comes with numerous administrative tasks.
Senior editors are upper-level executives who oversee lower-level editorial positions, including writers, proofreaders, copy editors, and junior editors. Some senior editors work directly with the publishers to make editorial decisions for print and web publications.
Managing editors report directly to editors-in-chief and oversee all aspects of print and web publications. Managing editors oversee and coordinate the editorial activities of a publication.
Editorial directors work with senior executives and leadership to plan the primary vision that encompasses all of the company’s publications. Editorial directors may oversee several print publications and websites at once while establishing cohesiveness among disparate publication outlets.
Editors-in-chief serve as the primary leader for all print and media publications. They have the final say in terms of what gets printed/published, and they assume ultimate responsibility for all operations and policies.
The hiring cycle for publishing takes place March through June.
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