On the Job
Editors plan, coordinate, and edit written material for publication. Some edit technical documents.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Obtain copyrights or other legal permissions.
- Discuss production content and progress with others.
- Design layouts for print publications.
- Determine presentation subjects or content.
- Edit written materials.
- Verify accuracy of data.
- Write informational material.
- Coordinate activities of production personnel.
- Coordinate reporting or editing activities.
- Manage content of broadcasts or presentations.
Typical Working Conditions
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Using e-mail.
- Working with a group or team.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Frequent decision-making.
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