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.

  • Rewrite copy from writers
  • Modify written content from writers
  • Develop a content calendar
  • Develop ideas for content
  • Oversee content production
  • Create highly shareable content
  • Adhere to journalism best practices
  • Assign projects and monitor deadlines
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or english
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills
  • Experience with content management systems
  • Ability to meet the necessary budget
  • Great attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to give constructive feedback
  • Conceptual creative abilities
  • Ability to create stories
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Assistant Editor Salaries

Average Base Pay

£26,798 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£20K
Median: £27K
£37K
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Assistant Editor Career Path

Learn how to become an Assistant Editor, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L2
Assistant Editor
£26,798/yr
L3
Senior Editor
£43,853/yr
L4
Lead Editor
£36,590/yr
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Assistant Editor Insights

Read what Assistant Editor professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
The Oil & Gas YearThe Oil & Gas Year
Country Editor
18 Oct 2019

“Good career starter if you don't want to be sitting behind a desk and want some first”

Crimson Publishers
Managing Editor
12 Nov 2019

“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.”

Orient BlackswanOrient Blackswan
Editor
24 Feb 2021

“It is the perfect place to learn every single thing about the publishing industry because you get to do it hands”

KWSM: a digital marketing agencyKWSM: a digital marketing agency
Content Editor
8 Nov 2019

“They do a good job at finding team members who are good to work with.”

KellyKelly
Transit Editor
24 Apr 2020

“Pay was good (although they have now significantly decreased the pay for this particular role).”

LexisNexis Reed TechLexisNexis Reed Tech
Senior Editor
21 Jul 2020

“Good solid opportunities sitting at a cubicle achieving production goals to meet or exceed expectations.”

wikiHowwikiHow
Editor
2 Aug 2019

“When my work got good (which did take time because it's so much to learn) they noticed and gave me more responsibilities and a raise.”

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