Assistant Editor Job Description

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Assistant Editor

Assistant Editor responsibilities

  • Collaborating with the editor-in-chief to research and plan new articles
  • Commissioning articles
  • Liaising with team members (e.g. writers, reporters and photographers) ensuring deadlines are met

Assistant Editor Job Description Template

Job Brief

We are looking for an enthusiastic assistant editor to join our team and participate in all stages of the publication process.

As an assistant editor you will support the editor-in-chief to administer, plan and produce various publications.

Ultimately, you should be able to deliver exceptional and informative content to meet audience preferences.


  • Collaborate with the editor-in-chief to research and plan new articles
  • Commission articles
  • Liaise with team members (e.g. writers, reporters and photographers) ensuring deadlines are met
  • Write and edit pieces
  • Proofread and check articles for accuracy
  • Suggest possible sources and improvements for pieces
  • Choose supporting material, like images and illustrations
  • Follow current events and developments and suggest original ideas
  • Use social media and SEO to draw attention to articles
  • Provide administrative support to the editor-in-chief


  • Proven work experience as an assistant editor
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills
  • Experience with MS Office, InDesign, or other publishing tools
  • Familiarity with SEO and social media platforms
  • Proficiency in English
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • BSc degree in journalism, communications or related field

Assistant Editor Job Description Examples

Assistant Editor, Contributors • Forbes

Forbes believes in the power of entrepreneurial capitalism and uses it on various platforms to ignite the conversations that drive systemic change in business, culture and society. We celebrate success and are committed to using our megaphone to drive diversity, equity and inclusion.

Forbes is looking for enthusiastic Assistant Editors, Contributors to manage our 2,600-person digital newsroom ...

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Assistant Editor • A+E Networks

THE ROLE: Assistant Editor, Site and Apps

The Assistant Editor helps build, update and improve content across A+E Networks websites and apps, particularly on and Apply SEO research; create good metadata; make sure our content is clean, polished and complete...


Specific Responsibilities:• Build content in the CMS.• Handle production proj...

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Assistant Editor/ Specialized Staff • Washburn University

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Assistant-level editors assist associate editors or editors/managers in chiefs. Specialized staff members include copy editors, video editors, audio editors, photo editors, web d...

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Assistant Editor (Premiere) (Remote) • CreatorUp

Seeking an experienced ASSISTANT EDITOR / DIT with a great attitude to join our educational narrative project. Great communication and organizational skills required as well as a willingness to be on set as needed for shoot days. Looking for someone who can import footage, organize projects and execute light assemblies as needed. We are looking to expand our network dramatically in the next few...

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