Summary Editor in Canada
Find key facts and figures about working as an editor. The following information is applicable to all Editors (NOC 51110).
Note: Some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Editors review, evaluate and edit manuscripts, articles, news reports and other material for publication, broadcast or interactive media and coordinate 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.
This occupation usually requires a university degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate).
Median wage in Canada
The job prospects vary across Canada depending on the province or territory.
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- Evaluate suitability of material for publication, broadcast or publication on Internet
- Detect and correct errors in spelling, grammar and syntax
- Shorten or lengthen copy
- Plan coverage of upcoming events and assign work accordingly
- Negotiate royalties with authors and initiate payments to freelance staff
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