(NOC 5122)

Career Description

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

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Toronto Metropolitan University
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Philosophy and English Bachelor
History and English Bachelor
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
General Arts and Science - English for Academic Purposes Certificate
Journalism Diploma
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Journalism Diploma; Advanced
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
English - Creative and Professional Writing Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
English - Literature Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
English Bachelor; Honours
Journalism Bachelor; Honours
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Modified on January 26, 2022