Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Careers in Editing Print

Editing is a great career to pursue in journalism. It offers opportunity for advancement and growth. You can find editors in all areas of the workplace – print journalism, such as magazines and newspapers, as well as publishing houses, businesses, et cetera.Where there’s writing, there’s editing!There are many different levels of editing positions. Here’s a list to get you familiar with the types of jobs out there in publishing, journalism and editing:

Junior Editors
These are often editors who are starting out their careers in journalism or editing. They report to more senior-level editors. The smaller the publication, the more responsibilities the junior editors will likely take. Fact-checking, editing and rewriting are also included responsibilities.

Senior Editors
These editors can also be known as senior editorial managers or senior executive editors. Junior editors often report to them and they are responsible for developing a product to its final release.

Magazine and newspaper editors include a top-level editor may be called an editor-in-chief. This person is in charge of all aspects, including layout, page design, placement of advertisements and article inclusions. For example, the editor-in-chief of fashion magazine Vogue is Anna Wintour, seen on the right (from whom the character Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada was based)

A copyeditor’s editing tasks consist of the Five Cs:
1. Clear
2. Correct
3. Concise
4. Comprehensible
5. Consistent

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