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/ 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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Assistant Editor • Spathe Systems

Spathe Systems is seeking two Assistant Editor for the Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) mission in support of United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).

Spathe Systems is a rapidly growing SOF led, 8(a) defense contractors headquartered in Tampa, FL with offices in Fayetteville, NC and strategic partner locations in Virginia Beach and Coronado. As a small business with a tig...

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Need an Editor/Virtual Assistant to Help With Blog Post Publishing • Upwork

Hi there,

I'm looking for an editor/virtual assistant to assist with making blog posts "publish ready" through formatting, light proofreading, and the creation of simple graphics for the blog posts...

I'll provide Canva templates for the graphics as well as tutorials to assist you with the process.

I'd pay $7 per article you completed with a bonus for each quality 5th article you finished. I...

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