Editors perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Editors may specialize in a particular subject area, such as news, sports or features, or in a particular type of publication, such as books, magazines, newspapers or manuals.
B. Evaluate suitability of manuscripts, articles, news copy and wire service dispatches for publication, broadcast or electronic media and recommend or make changes in content, style and organization
C. Read and edit copy to be published or broadcast to detect and correct errors in spelling, grammar and syntax, and shorten or lengthen copy as space or time requires
D. Confer with authors, staff writers, reporters and others regarding revisions to copy
E. Plan and implement layout or format of copy according to space or time allocations and significance of copy
F. Plan and co-ordinate activities of staff and assure production deadlines are met
G. Plan coverage of upcoming events and assign work accordingly
1. Information and cultural industries - 65.0%
2. Public administration - 7.0%
3. Administrative and support waste management and remediation services - 6.0%
1. You usually need a bachelor's degree in English, French, journalism or a related field.
2. You usually need several years' experience in journalism, writing, publishing or a related field and may require membership in the Editors Association of Canada.
3. With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a supervisor or manager, such as editor-in-chief or managing editor.
4. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree.
The average hourly wages for Editors is $23.54/HR, which is above average for occupations in the art, culture, recreation and sport sector and are close to the average for all professional occupations. These wages grew at an above-average rate from 2002 to 2004.
4% of Editors are unemployed. This rate is above the average for professionnal occupations.