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Editors review, evaluate and edit manuscripts, articles, news reports and other material for publication, broadcast or interactive media and co-ordinate the activities of writers, journalists and other staff. They are employed by publishing firms, magazines, journals, newspapers, radio and television networks and stations, and by companies and government departments that produce publications such as newsletters, handbooks, manuals and Web sites. Editors may also work on a freelance basis.
advertising editor, associate editor, contributing editor, copy editor, editor, editorial consultant, literary editor, manuscript editor, news editor, news service editor, sports editor, technical editor.
- 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
- 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
- Confer with authors, staff writers, reporters and others regarding revisions to copy
- Plan and implement layout or format of copy according to space or time allocations and significance of copy
- Plan and co-ordinate activities of staff and assure production deadlines are met
- Plan coverage of upcoming events and assign work accordingly
- Write or prepare introductions, marketing and promotional materials, biographical notes, indexes and other text
- May negotiate royalties with authors and arrange for payment of freelance staff.
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.
Outlook & Prospects for Editors in Montréal Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Montréal Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2012-11-20|
For the 2012 - 2014 period, job opportunities in the Montreal region are expected to be fair for this occupation.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Mar 10 - Mar 14, 2014
- BUF, a French enterprise that specializes in special effects, has announced the opening of a Montréal office. This project will lead to the creation of 125 jobs in the next three years. (available in French only)
- Eidos Montréal, a video game studio, announced that, following restructuring, it was laying off approximately 20 workers (available in French only)
- Video game studio GameLoft has announced the creation of 100 jobs in Montréal following a $38.5M investment to expand its facilities (available in French only)
- Allstream, a Canadian telecommunications company, is opening a technical support centre in Montréal, thereby creating 50 jobs. The company is looking to increase its presence in Quebec and centralize services for its business clients. (available in French only)
- Cinesite, a British company specializing in special effects, is opening a studio in Montréal. Over the next four years, it will create 200 jobs, mostly in the area of special effects and post-production. (available in French only)
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