Editors review, evaluate and edit manuscripts, articles, news reports and other material for publication, broadcast or interactive media and co-ordinate the activities of writers, journalists and other staff.
Duties May Include
Editors perform some or all of the following duties:
Evaluate manuscripts, articles, news copy, and wire service dispatches for publication, broadcast or other media
Recommend or make changes in content, style, and organization of submitted copy
Correct errors in spelling, grammar, and syntax as well as shorten or lengthen copy as required
Confer with authors, staff writers, reporters, and others regarding revisions to copy
Plan and implement layout or format of copy according to space or broadcast time and significance of copy
Plan and co-ordinate activities of staff, and ensure deadlines are met
Plan coverage of upcoming events and assign work
Write or prepare introductions, marketing/promotional materials, and other texts
May negotiate royalties with authors and arrange payment of freelance writers
Specialize in particular subjects such as sports or in particular types of publications such as newspapers
Examples of Titles
Where They Work
Editors work for publishing firms, magazines, journals, and newspapers, and radio and television networks/stations
Companies and government departments that produce publications/web sites
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code found next to the name of the career is a 4-digit code that classifies occupations by different skill types and skill levels.
The information on careers is adapted from Canadian Occupational Projection System, a project by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, which uses annual data to analyze trends in labour.
© Canadian Occupational Projection System, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011.
© JobFutures, Labour Force Survey, 2006.
© National Occupational Classification, Human Resources Skills and Development Canada, 2006.
© Working in Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2009.