Editor Job Description Template

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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

What does Editor do?

A editor's daily responsibilities can vary depending on the industry they work in, but here are some common tasks that an editor may perform on a day-to-day basis:

  1. Reviewing and proofreading written content for accuracy, clarity, grammar, and style.
  2. Editing and revising content to improve its readability and coherence.
  3. Collaborating with writers, authors, and/or subject matter experts to develop and refine ideas.
  4. Providing feedback and suggestions to writers on improving their work.
  5. Ensuring content complies with any relevant guidelines, style manuals, or established standards.
  6. Conducting research to fact-check information and verify sources.
  7. Managing publication schedules and deadlines.
  8. Working with layout designers or graphic artists to ensure visual elements complement the written content.
  9. Coordinating with other team members, such as project managers or publishers, to meet production goals.
  10. Staying up-to-date with industry trends and changes in language usage.
  11. Maintaining an organized archive of publications or content for future reference.

It's important to note that a lot of an editor's time is spent reading and re-reading content, fine-tuning text, and providing constructive feedback to improve the final product.

Editor Job Description Examples

Technical Writer/Editor - Us Remote• Jacobs

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we solve the most important problems. We create solutions for the real world – making life simpler and more seamless along the way. We’re united by the drive to dream big while keeping our feet firmly planted on the ground...

Our Client Deliverables Solutions (CDS) is a team of storytellers, helping our project teams convey the message of the work we do at Jacobs. CDS ...

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Managing Editor• Johns Hopkins University

The Managing Editor is responsible for supporting the Knowledge SUCCESS Project, within the Knowledge Management (KM) unit, with technical, programmatic, and administrative assistance. Reporting to the Communications Team Lead, the Managing Editor provides key contributions to the development of communications and KM technical strategic visions. The Managing Editor is responsible for the... pro...

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Editor• confidential

Looking for an editor to help put the finishing touches on an independent feature film. Our movie is a grounded, philosophical science fiction film set in the American Frontier.

You will be required to use DaVinci resolve and you must have the FilmConvert plugin to be considered for this job. There is very little work to be done, and the job will be a quick turnaround. This is an in-person... ...

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Editor Discover Universal• NBCUniversal

Company Description

Each day Universal Studios Hollywood creates unforgettable experiences for our guests from around the world. We bring to life the ultimate Hollywood experience with our real working movie studio and heart-pounding rides, shows and attractions that put you inside some of the world’s most popular movies and TV shows. USH offers something for everyone from thrill seekers to......

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