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Journalists, Newspaper and Periodical Editors

Jobholders in this unit group investigate and write up stories and features for broadcasting and for newspapers, magazines and other periodicals, evaluate and manage their style and content and oversee the editorial direction of these types of output and publication.

£37,116

Median Salary

New workers start around £24,190. Normal pay is £37,116 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £65,328.

Daily Tasks

  • Liaises with production staff in checking final proof copies immediately prior to printing.
  • Selects material for broadcast or publication, checks style, grammar, accuracy and legality of content and arranges for any necessary revisions.
  • Writes articles and features and submits draft manuscripts to newspaper, magazine, periodical or programme editor.
  • Determines subject matter and undertakes research by interviewing, attending public events, seeking out records, reviewing written work, attending film and stage performances etc..

Skills employers are asking for

  • Writing
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics
  • Science

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