Magazine and News Editor

One of the most important job duties of a news editor is ensuring that the stories placed in various types of publications are factually accurate. News editors can work for many different communication mediums such as newspapers and magazines. However with the advancement of the internet as a reliable source of information news editors are also employed by companies that post news articles on websites. According to www.ehow.com news editors have several varying responsibilities besides ensuring the accuracy of news stories. Some of the skills they must have include knowing how to find newsworthy story leads holding meetings with reporters regarding news coverage and assignments and providing guidance on where specific stories should be placed in a publication or on a website. Because this profession requires a high level of communication skills it’s essential that news editors be able to convey ideas and information both in verbal and written form be able to provide feedback on news stories that reporters have written in a diplomatic fashion and be able to make quick decisions on how to deliver breaking news. One of the most important and practical skills for a news editor to possess in terms of their writing ability is an excellent grasp of how to use correct grammar The website www.buzzle.com states that news editors must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with a major in English journalism communications or a related field.. The average salary for a news reporter is between $43000 and $70000 per year.

Education Required: Bachelor's Degree
Avg Salary: $56810
High Salary: $70000
Low Salary: $43620
Tasks: Oversees the content of a publication.
Assigns stories to reporters.
Coordinates coverage of news stories.
Ensures news stories are accurate.
Also Called: Journalist
Editor in Chief
Publication Editor
News Writer
Additional Resources: http://www.ehow.com/about_6666728_news-editor-job-description.html
http://careers.stateuniversity.com/pages/122/Editor-Newspaper.html
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/editor-job-description.html