Editorial and Research Assistants

Editorial and research assistants perform a wide range of functions, but their primary responsibility is to assist editors with ensuring that text provided by writers is accurate and suitable in content, format, and style for the intended audiences. Editorial and research assistants work for magazines, newspapers, book publishers, newsletters, corporations of all kinds, advertising agencies, radio stations, television stations, and Web sites.


Quick Facts
Duties Help editors ensure that text provided by writers is accurate and suitable in content, format, and style for the intended audiences; conduct research and summarize their findings
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $50,000
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, cities, especially New York City
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
  • Some Postsecondary Training
Related School Subjects
  • English
  • Journalism
  • Social Studies
Experience Any experience writing and conducting research will be useful
Skills
  • Organizational
  • Research
  • Writing
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Curious
  • Organized
Licensure/Certification None
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Editor in Chief
  • Managing Editor
  • Editor
  • Editorial/Research Assistant
  • Editorial Intern

SALARY FINDER

SALARY FINDER

Health Service Administrator

  • $0
  • 25
  • 50
  • 75
  • 100
  • 100+
Yearly Salary Range (US$ Thousands)