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Editors  (NOC 5122)
Cape Breton Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

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.

Editors perform some or all of the following duties:
  • 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.

Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Sydney, Port Hawkesbury, Belgiumtown, Bras d'Or, Bridgeport, Caledonia, Centreville Reserve Mines, Dominion, East Slope, Florence, Gannon Road, Glace Bay, Havenside, Hub, Kaneville, Little Bras d'Or, Louisbourg, McKays Corner, McLeods Crossing, Morien Hill, New Aberdeen, New Victoria, New Waterford, North Sydney, Passchendaele, Reserve Mines, Reserve Rows, River Ryan, Scotchtown, Steeles Hill, Sterling, Sydney Mines, Table Head, Tomkinsville

View a list of Service Canada offices in this area.

Outlook & Prospects for Editors in Cape Breton 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.

Provincial Employment Potential Information

The following table identifies employment conditions within Nova Scotia.

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Table on the employment potential for Editors in Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Nova Scotia Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2014-05-15

For the 2013-2015 projection period, employment opportunities will be limited for Editors (NOC 5122) in Nova Scotia. Compared with all other occupations, this occupation is expected to experience weaker employment growth. This, in addition to fewer workers retiring, is expected to limit employment opportunities.

According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in Nova Scotia was 45 years and 32% of workers were 55 years old and older. Also, according to the Labour Force Survey, approximately 600 people worked in this occupation in 2013.

Table on the employment potential for Editors in Cape Breton Region as well as in the rest of the Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Annapolis Valley Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Cape Breton Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Halifax Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
North Shore Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31
Southern Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-31

Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News

Week of Jun 23 - Jun 27, 2014
  • DHX Media, a Halifax-based animation production company, is seeking 45 digital animators to add to its staff of 115 workers. The company continues to be active in producing television shows for industry leaders.
Week of May 05 - May 09, 2014
  • Bell Aliant will continue to expand its fibre optic network throughout Nova Scotia, with plans to hook up more than 4,000 homes and businesses in Liverpool and Shelburne in 2014
Week of Apr 07 - Apr 11, 2014
  • Analyze Re, a Halifax-based company offering software and data analysis, hopes to create up to 50 jobs over the next six years, with the assistance of a provincial government payroll-rebate program. The company currently has 13 employees, and hopes to expand in the areas of technical support and business development.
  • Eleven positions at CBC Halifax have been cut, as part of a national reduction. Many of the positions are in the design department, where props are constructed for television shows. A web design position has also been affected, and further cuts could arise in the coming weeks in sales and communications.
Week of Nov 11 - Nov 15, 2013
  • Yellow Media, publisher of the yellow pages, may make some minor reductions to its Nova Scotia workforce of about 50 as part of a national reduction. Sales and media consulting staff are not expected to be affected, and as the company moves more into online advertising, it may eventually expand its information technology and digital media sections.
Please consult the Cape Breton Region and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.