Editor Job Description

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Editor responsibilities

  • Coordinating online or print publishing cycle and managing content areas
  • Setting publication standards and establishing goals and expectations
  • Suggesting stories and generate headline ideas in alignment with targeted audience’s preferences

Editor Job Description Template

Job Brief

We are looking for an Editor, with a good sense of what makes an interesting angle to a story, to juggle all the moving parts of publications. You will plan, coordinate, review and edit content. The successful candidate will be able to decide which ideas should be pursued and which should get dropped in order to meet quality and accuracy standards. The goal is to provide exceptional, informative and engaging content.


  • Coordinate online or print publishing cycle and manage content areas
  • Set publication standards and establish goals and expectations
  • Suggest stories and generate headline ideas in alignment with targeted audience’s preferences
  • Oversee layout (artwork, design, photography) and check content for accuracy and errors
  • Proofread, edit and improve stories or pieces
  • Recruit and manage writers and reporters
  • Cooperate and liaise with designers, photographers, advertising reps, writers, artists etc
  • Comply with media law and ethical guidelines
  • Meet deadlines and budget requirements


  • Proven working experience as an Editor
  • Strong writing/editing/proofreading skills and an excellent portfolio
  • Hands on experience with MS Office and InDesign, Photoshop or other publishing tools
  • Proven familiarity with SEO and social media best practices
  • Excellent written skills in English
  • An eye for detail along with critical thinking
  • Prioritizing and multitasking
  • BS degree in Journalism or in related field

Editor Job Description Examples

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Associate Editor • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Regeneron's Regulatory Liaisons and Scientific Writing group, located in Tarrytown, NY is seeking a highly motivated Associate Editor to add to their expanding team.

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Premier Pro editor • Upwork

Seeking a competent, reliable and detail-conscious film editor to help edit a series of presentations in Premier Pro. The person should be based in South Australia and be willing to work collaboratively on the project.

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Writer-Editor • Smithsonian Institution

This position is located in the Department of Project Management and Editorial Services, Office of Building Renovations and Exhibition Services, National Museum of American History (NMAH), Smithsonian Institution (SI). The Department of Project Management and Editorial Services oversees the writing and editing services in multiple languages.

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