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Magazine Editors

Overview

Magazine editors plan the contents of a magazine, assign articles and select photographs and artwork to enhance the message of the articles, and edit, organize, and sometimes rewrite the articles. They make sure that each issue is attractive and readable, and maintains the stylistic integrity of the publication. Approximately 50,550 editors are employed by newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Decline
Personality Traits

Creative

Enterprising

Organized

Career Ladder
Editorial Director

Managing Editor

Editor

Copy Editor

Editorial Assistant or Proofreader

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