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Editorial and Research Assistants

Overview

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.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $50,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Conventional

Curious

Organized

Career Ladder
Editor in Chief

Managing Editor

Editor

Editorial/Research Assistant

Editorial Intern

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