Newspaper Editors

Newspaper editors assign, review, edit, rewrite, and lay out all copy in a newspaper except advertisements. Editors sometimes write stories or editorials that offer opinions on issues. Editors review the editorial page and copy written by staff or syndicated columnists. A large metropolitan daily newspaper staff may include various editors who process thousands of words into print daily. A small town staff of a weekly newspaper, however, may include only one editor, who might be both owner and star reporter. Large metropolitan areas, such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., employ many editors. Approximately 129,000 editors work for publications of all types in the United States.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • English
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Leadership
  • Research
  • Writing
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Problem-Solving
  • Social
Licensure/Certification None

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