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Lead statementEditors 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.
- news editor
- advertising editor
- copy editor
- editorial consultant
- associate editor
- news service editor
- manuscript editor
- technical editor
- sports editor
- literary editor
- contributing editor
- medical editor
- A bachelor's degree in English, French, journalism or a related discipline is usually required.
- Several years of experience in journalism, writing, publishing or a related field are usually required.
- Membership in the Editors Association of Canada may be required.
- Editors who specialize in a specific subject matter may be required to have training in that subject.
- Progression to supervisory and management positions, such as editor-in-chief or managing editor, is possible with experience.
- Authors and writers
- Editorial assistants
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- Film editors
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- Managing editors
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- Map editors
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- Sound editors
52255225 Audio and video recording technicians)
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