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Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an assistant editor. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of assistant editor resumes they appeared on. For example, 12.6% of assistant editor resumes contained editorial staff as a skill. Let's find out what skills an assistant editor actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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1. Editorial Staff

high Demand

Here's how Editorial Staff is used in Assistant Editor jobs:
  • Managed an editorial staff of four and participated in all editorial decision making.
  • Edited undergraduate history publication; served as liaison between authors and editorial staff.
  • Assessed manuscripts and made recommendations on their publication to senior editorial staff.
  • Managed editorial staff including full-time writers, correspondents and copy editors.
  • Supported editorial staff in all activities leading to newspapers publication.
  • Confer with management and editorial staff members regarding project progress.
  • Coordinated communication between advertising sales staff and editorial staff.
  • Coordinated with editorial staff and prepared editorial calendar.
  • Received editorial staff scholarship for three consecutive semesters.
  • Supervised editorial staff and designers.
  • Gather, record, and organize all submission information Consult with Faulty Editorial Staff Plan, organize, and advertise opening event
  • Responded to urgent call for summer editorial staffing needs to prevent interruption of editorial process of a major academic journal.
  • Served on the editorial staff of the Idaho Review, a nationally recognized literary journal at Boise State University.
  • Collaborate with test kitchen and other editorial staff on recipe development and editing from first draft to final copy.
  • Promoted to editorial staff on two start-up publications of McCall's; America Entertains and McCall's SilverEdition.
  • Requested, researched, edited, verified facts, compiled, and prepared data for the editorial staff.
  • Managed event calendar, including Fashion Week coverage, and supervised junior editorial staff and freelancers.
  • Set standards for editorial style, copy editing nearly all articles published by Business First.
  • Coordinated and ran the editorial staff meetings, reviewed and edited articles for publication.
  • Edited and pared down batches of photographs for final selection by higher editorial staff.

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2. Layout

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Here's how Layout is used in Assistant Editor jobs:
  • Worked extremely closely with production and design departments to ensure layout design met publisher and production supervisor satisfaction.
  • Coordinated editorial and layout decisions for four sections to improve readability.
  • Developed electronic layout of editorial content and advertising display for publication.
  • Copy-edited, designed, and determined layout for internationally ranked magazine.
  • Reformatted and designed layout of projects to publication specifications.
  • Collaborated with graphic designers on editorial layout.
  • Redesigned master layout for semi-annual membership publication
  • Designed and developed newspaper layout.
  • Assisted in editing and layout process throughout the week, including copy editing, story and photo selection, and design.
  • Assisted the editor in all areas of the publication process governing fiction, poetry, reviews, interviews, and layout.
  • Meet frequently with acquisition editors, production managers, layout personnel, and marketing directors to discuss projects and resolve problems.
  • Planned stories, edited copy, wrote headlines and worked with photographers, artists and designers on page layout and design.
  • Reviewed submissions, assisted in layout of the magazine through Adobe InDesign, and obtained editors to review the submissions.
  • Represented magazine at numerous trade shows * Performed layout * Collected data and produced annual survey articles for Trends issue.
  • Edited and laid out the News section and helped supervise the layout and editing of the full paper; wrote articles
  • Worked closely with marketing/advertising teams and made design decisions about the integration of advertisements into the journal's overall layout.
  • Researched and authored two feature articles, including one cover story, for which I also provided art layout direction.
  • Worked as editorial contact for numerous features in magazine, and worked with Art staff to conceptualize images and layout.
  • Worked on website layout and design, website publications and updates, and data entry/database supervision; read contest submissions
  • Collaborate with production team to proofread, edit, and layout manuscripts according to Molecular Medicine's style guide.

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3. Video Footage

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Video footage refers to the unedited material as originally filmed by a movie camera or recorded by a video camera, which typically gets edited to create a video clip or similar completed work.

Here's how Video Footage is used in Assistant Editor jobs:
  • Digitize video footage and edit in Final Cut Pro for a documentary film about a shaman from Shasta Lake, California.
  • Discussed and worked with the Director to annotate the video footage on which take was best.
  • Edited raw digital video footage into broadcast quality news packages, voice-overs, and sound bites.
  • Worked on editing video footage for a 2 hour feature film titled Stray Bullet.
  • Assisted lead editors, digitizing and assembling film and video footage on Avid Composer.
  • Imported video footage into the editing systems Responsible for backing up every project.
  • Created and organized project file containing hundreds of hours of video footage.
  • Assist the main video editor in all film and video footage.
  • Assisted on official production shoots and managed video footage.
  • Edited and prepared video footage for the editors.
  • Organized video footage for editor use.
  • Edit digital video footage using Adobe Premiere * Create original content in Adobe After Effects and Photoshop * Organize footage from shoots
  • Reviewed and logged video footage Tyrese Gibson show Black Rose Second Chance for multiple projects for the show.
  • Cut and organized footage for a video presentation Shot footage of the event on the HVX-200 camera
  • Log and organize video footage in postproduction.
  • Summarized and logged daily video footage for editing Edited show segments Managed a team of interview transcribers
  • Assisted Editor Matt Kliegman in syncing, organizing, transcoding and editing video footage.

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4. Web Content

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Here's how Web Content is used in Assistant Editor jobs:
  • Created step by step procedural documentation on how to efficiently utilize the internal content management system providing technical support for colleagues.
  • Provided night-shift support for newspaper content management system in deadline-intensive production of daily newspaper for both news and advertising.
  • Created training documents for publishing in content management system.
  • Inputted sixty books annually into the company's content management system, with direct feeds to Amazon and other major booksellers.
  • Prepared B2B and branded web content projects by copying footage, syncing audio, labeling takes, and organizing files.
  • Developed staff training procedures and manuals to keep colleagues current on Content Management System and other site publishing tools.
  • Assisted the Editorial Director in managing editorial work flow of a staff of 15 and creating content management procedures.
  • Managed Web content for maximizing visitors, time on site, search engine traffic/optimization and other key performance indicators.
  • Process incoming and outgoing communications involving routing calls, mail, fax, e-mail and web content.
  • Revamped weekly web content newsletters that boosted magazine circulation by 7 % from previous year.
  • Design and content management to achieve maximum potential as a key World Bank marketing product.
  • Work with internal departments (Marketing, Content Management, Production, etc.)
  • Edited web content, articles and business cases for quarterly magazine and monthly newsletter.
  • Develop and write specialized web content such as the Peer Reviewer Award Program.
  • Manage website daily by uploading news and content using custom content management system.
  • Posted real-time updates to the newspaper s website through the content management system.
  • Helped bring a journal to publication using an online content management system.
  • Developed original web content and placed it into the content management system.
  • Update Web content and prepare electronic newsletter on a biweekly basis.
  • Perform back-end work for newspapers in several content management systems.

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5. Online

high Demand

Here's how Online is used in Assistant Editor jobs:
  • Provide as needed editorial support - Editing of internal online and printed material -Interviewed and wrote articles about celebrities and professional athletes
  • Maintained highly profitable online military database subscribed to by defense contractors, news media and foreign military personnel.
  • Traveled to competitions nationally and internationally to photograph and report news coverage online and in print.
  • Developed engaging online forums that are educationally and culturally stimulating for high school and college students.
  • Edited digital assets and instructional materials; collaborated with cross-functional teams to develop new online programs.
  • Facilitated online preparations and transfer of project elements for final mastering and network delivery.
  • Manage client's online publication medical-horizons.net, including writing, publishing and editing articles.
  • Write and edit monthly topic-based memoirs for an independently funded online literary magazine.
  • Launched weekly satirical advice column and quadrupled online readership over two semesters.
  • Assist Meetings Manager with organizing online and teleconference events and copy-write invitations.
  • Edited award-winning daily online newsletter for 3,000 Minnesota and Wisconsin corporate employees.
  • Provided editorial services for city newspaper s print and online editions
  • Focused on keyword optimization and other aspects of online marketing.
  • Edit historical essays for an online encyclopedia of Washington history.
  • Evaluated nationwide student submissions for publication in online journal.
  • Facilitated transfer of yearly vendor directory to online format.
  • Organized online press conferences with leading industry reporters.
  • Researched online to ensure completeness of subscriber database.
  • Moderated online discussion forums for technology user communities.
  • Handled online digitizing and master footage replacement.

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6. Production Process

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Here's how Production Process is used in Assistant Editor jobs:
  • Guided production process and set production priorities for editorial team producing more than 450 standards for electrical manufacturing industry.
  • Direct editorial and production processes as editor-in-chief of three college newsletters and managing editor of two magazines.
  • Edited the newsletter for grammar/content and supervised the production process utilizing advanced desktop publishing software.
  • Worked closely with authors and production department throughout production process to ensure quality control.
  • Self-managed various post-production processes including logging daily footage and transcriptions to production-specific guidelines
  • Monitored manuscript status throughout production process; assisted production with manuscript queries.
  • Manage book-production process from post-acquisition to print.
  • Collaborated with Editor Staff to establish goals for the yearlong production process, and communicated expectations and assignments to yearbook staff.
  • Managed projects through the production process and into print, serving as the main contact for authors and co-workers.
  • Developed review plans, secured rights and permissions, evaluated materials during production process, and prepared sales tools.
  • Shepherded psychology, sociology, and economics textbooks through the acquisition, editorial and production processes.
  • Handled the end-to-end production process, working in tandem with artists on all technical aspects.
  • Assisted Post-Production Coordinator to oversee and manage the post-production process of multiple feature length films.
  • Handled the task of assisting the Editor and Director throughout the film production process.
  • Initiated editorial responsibilities, to include research, editing, and newsletter production processes.
  • Reviewed and approved interior text and jackets at each stage of production process.
  • Advanced my abilities as an editor and overall understanding of the production process.
  • Managed editorial and production process for ten to fifteen titles per year.
  • Edited their work and managed them through the production process.
  • Gained in-depth knowledge of the post production process.

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7. Final Cut Pro

high Demand

Here's how Final Cut Pro is used in Assistant Editor jobs:
  • Assisted with sound design, effects implementation, mixing, panning and leveling of audio tracks in Final Cut Pro.
  • Sorted footage for short films, documentaries, and business promotions using Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro 7.
  • Use Avid and Final Cut Pro to edit highlight packages for major network clients, including CBS and NBC affiliates.
  • Recorded scratch VO, posted for clients, and prepped for conform and mix in Final Cut Pro 7.
  • Worked with Pro Tools, OMF files, found/pulled/cut dialogue and effects from sound reels for trailer.
  • Supported various teams as they transitioned their projects from Final Cut Pro (FCP) to Avid.
  • Imported footage from various shows in various different digital video formats onto Final Cut Pro.
  • Assisted in converting and exporting Avid files for editing and use in Final Cut Pro.
  • Assisted with digital logging of film footage and rough cut editing using Final Cut Pro.
  • Captured video using Final Cut Pro for the AAA video games being published by SEGA.
  • Digitized reels and existing music using Pro Tools and cut temp music to picture.
  • Digitized, logged, and prepared footage for layoff in Final Cut Pro.
  • Digitized footage and made rough edits for various productions using Final Cut Pro.
  • Edited and color corrected feature length film The Loudest Sound using Final Cut Pro
  • Used Final Cut Pro and Green screen technology to complete 1.5 min project.
  • Conducted migration between a mixed Avid and Final Cut Pro editing environment.
  • Synced and cut footage for various music videos using Final Cut Pro.
  • Digitized P2 cards onto external hard drives and final cut pro.
  • Full project preparation within Premiere Pro CC and Final Cut Pro.
  • Sound design with Adobe Audition, Pro Tools and Logic Pro.

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8. News Stories

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News Story is a term that is quite self-explanatory as it refers to all the information that is recorded either in writing or as an interview and aims to inform the public about any particular matter, event, idea or mishap. A news story can be very short as well lengthy depending on the type and quantity of content and consist of relevant facts and figures.

Here's how News Stories is used in Assistant Editor jobs:
  • Researched and investigated news stories by conducting and recording interviews and meetings using shorthand or technical equipment.
  • Provided expanded coverage of hard-hitting news stories and formulated original content.
  • Reconfigured magazine to accommodate changing news stories.
  • Substitute sports writer and reporter, covering such sports/news events as the NFL draft and the Redskins Super Bowl victory.
  • Organized and dispatched photographers to multiple areas throughout the Metropolitan Maryland/DC region to cover news events and breaking news stories.
  • Researched and wrote short news stories, book reviews and profiles for print and the web.
  • Edited and wrote features and news stories for the daily paper and the Sunday State section.
  • Manage social media platforms to increase followers, participants, dissemination of news stories and articles.
  • Gathered information from various sources, reporters and anchors to obtain information on daily news stories.
  • Coordinated coverage of breaking news stories and assigned and edited seven to 12 daily local stories.
  • Assigned arts, entertainment and news stories, edited, copy edited, typeset, proofread.
  • Photograph news events, or request that a photographer be assigned to provide such coverage.
  • Conducted research, interviews, and wrote news stories and feature articles for a regional publication
  • Recorded radio news feeds -Produced radio and internet broadcasts -Wrote news stories for on-air broadcast
  • Covered news stories, wrote Op-Eds, house editorials, and feature stories.
  • Researched and reported on three to five news stories per week.
  • Assigned, edited and wrote both news stories and feature articles.
  • Cover news events and meetings relevant to Huber Heights City Schools.
  • Copy-edited and proofread feature articles, news stories, and columns.
  • Reported breaking news stories for weekly web-based newsletter, Lube Report.

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9. Content Marketing

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Here's how Content Marketing is used in Assistant Editor jobs:
  • Directed content production for online publisher, developing internal business information systems for the insurance industry.
  • Executed end-to-end content marketing projects across a variety of media platforms.
  • Monitor headlines to track trends and identify content marketing opportunities.
  • Managed editorial and content production team for e-learning services company.
  • Managed editorial calendar and day-to-day content production on homepage.
  • Managed content production schedule to ensure on-time content delivery.

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10. Editor-In-Chief

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Editor-in-Chief refers to the lead leader to an editorial team working on a given project, with final responsibility for its policies and operations. An editor is mandated to plan, coordinate, and revise organizational materials for publications on websites, newspapers, periodicals, magazines, or books. An editor usually offers an honest review on how to improve the product. To be an editor, you need to undertake a freelancing editing course while reaching out for minor editing roles to build confidence and experience.

Here's how Editor-In-Chief is used in Assistant Editor jobs:
  • Aided the Editor-in-Chief in selecting solicited content for publication, reviewing layout design and assisting in overall magazine production.
  • Collaborated with editor-in-chief to shape editorial direction of this monthly lifestyle magazine for the Chicago/Lake Michigan region.
  • Consulted with Editor-in-Chief regarding publicity ads, distribution, and other operations Skills and Activities
  • Worked closely with Editor-in-Chief and reviewed manuscripts under highest consideration for publication.
  • Aided Editor-in-Chief in developing department as it expanded to include additional editor/proofreaders.
  • Assisted the editor-in-chief with coordinating four special issues and assigning manuscript reviewers.
  • Researched and reported on international hotel and restaurant openings to Editor-in-Chief.
  • Assisted managing editor and editor-in-chief in overall production of magazine.
  • Supported editor-in-chief in all aspects of distributing Campus newspaper.
  • Assisted editor-in-chief in overall management of the journal.
  • Provide administrative assistance to Editor-In-Chief and office.
  • Edited manuscripts for Editor-in-Chief of division.
  • Proofread editor-in-chief's articles before print
  • Curated and edited entries for Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose, an annual national literary journal alongside Editor-in-Chief.
  • Participated in weekly meetings to receive updates from Editor-in-Chief, brainstorm with editorial team, and report on progress.
  • Assisted the Editor-in-Chief with writing and editing Health Foods Business, a trade magazine for health food retailers.
  • Served as assistant to Editor-in-Chief by planning and overseeing all page spreads and suggesting ways to improve features.
  • Assisted the Editor-in-Chief with selecting, proofreading, and editing pieces for publication in a student magazine.
  • Planned editorial calendar for the upcoming year based on feedback from the advertising department and Editor-in-Chief.
  • Cultivated time management skills by submitting mistake-free Excel sheets to editor-in-chief 2-3 days before deadline.

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11. Twitter

high Demand

Here's how Twitter is used in Assistant Editor jobs:
  • Utilized social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Food Patriots website to build hype for documentary.
  • Engage and interact with audiences in grassroots promotional campaigns to grow NESN Nation's Twitter following to more than 7,000 users.
  • Tripled our followers on both Facebook and Twitter by paying close attention to new trends in travel and digital media.
  • Monitored social media sites Facebook, Twitter, Google news, and chapter websites daily for news and story ideas.
  • Post all content to the newspaper s Twitter account and part of a team that manages its Facebook page.
  • Educate the community and United States through news channels, newspapers, websites, Twitter, and email.
  • Created and operated Facebook and Twitter accounts for the newspaper that now have more than 30,000 followers.
  • Cover national conferences through stories, blogging, Twitter, video; network with vendor and customers.
  • Developed a market leading social media presence on Twitter and Facebook for both networking and promotion purposes.
  • Utilized social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and Google to market and promote Drunk Monkeys.
  • Manage online presence, which includes uploading content to the website and posting on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Created and maintained the magazine's first student blog, Facebook page, and Twitter feed.
  • Managed and operated social media across all channels (Facebook, Twitter) for the blog.
  • Updated magazine website and Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook pages multiple times per day.
  • Created and managed Girls' Life's Facebook page and managed the company's Twitter.
  • Help to grow our social media presence via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Ignited a dormant Twitter account of 250 followers to 2,600 in a 9 month period.
  • Increase web traffic using SEO and by creating and managing the magazine's Twitter account.
  • Managed the magazine's Facebook and Twitter accounts, increasing followers by 300 percent.
  • Managed the magazines' social media accounts on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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12. Adobe Creative Suite

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Here's how Adobe Creative Suite is used in Assistant Editor jobs:
  • Edit content for clarity, brevity and grammar using Adobe Creative Suites and Microsoft Office.
  • Created graphics using the Adobe Creative Suite software.
  • Applied Skills Proficient at Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver).
  • Utilize the Adobe Creative Suites Software, Microsoft systems, and both MAC and PC processing systems to accomplish these tasks.
  • Developed skills in Final Cut Pro and Adobe Creative Suite in my down time.
  • Enhance production quality by incorporating graphics using Adobe Creative Suite.

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13. SEO

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Here's how SEO is used in Assistant Editor jobs:
  • Produced e-newsletters, managed website content, wrote headlines and captions, utilized SEO and analyzed digital traffic.
  • Meet all SEO needs and work closely with editorial team to produce 60+ SEO posts a month.
  • Proofed and edited staff writers' articles for grammar, style, SEO, and content quality.
  • Utilize internet marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) features to increase visibility.
  • Optimized content for organic SEO and paid SEM through keywords and tagging.
  • Implement SEO strategy and partnership initiatives for travel blog with 250,000+ subscribers.
  • Developed content and SEO strategy, UX design and built CMS.
  • Train writers on SEO, production and client communications.
  • Ensured keywords and other SEO standards were met.
  • Conduct SEO analysis for successful content creation.
  • Used SEO methods for website.
  • Edited articles for content, grammar, SEO, and style for three websites.
  • Proofread hundreds of articles per week, added SEO keywords, ensured concise writing and adherence to style rules.
  • Used Google Analytics, SEO best practices, and meta-tagging articles to effectively drive traffic.
  • Assist in the day-to-day operations of an SEO blogging service.

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14. Graphic Design

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Graphic design is the art of making visual content to communicate messages. Designers apply different page layout methods and visual hierarchy by using letters and pictures to meet the need of end-users. Most companies use graphic design to sell their product or services and to convey complicated information by using infographics.

Here's how Graphic Design is used in Assistant Editor jobs:
  • Worked in a cross-functional team environment with graphic designers and photographers to create advertising concepts and demonstration layouts.
  • Collaborated with graphic designers to present verbal-visual material in a clear and interesting way.
  • Promoted to Graphic Designer, creating graphics for commercials and educational technical videos.
  • Collaborate with graphic designer on all publications.
  • Worked with the journal's managing editor, graphic designer and authors from the beginning of the issue through final publication.
  • Coordinated graphic design and art acquisition; made numerous decisions on the content, style, and layout of publications.
  • Created a monthly newspaper from the ground up, including all graphic design work, editorial and photography production.
  • Edited the site's copy for Internet style, authored the pages, and supervised the graphic design.
  • Coordinated all aspects of bi-weekly newsletter including writing, editing, graphic design, e-distribution, etc.
  • Communicate with graphic designers and advertising department to ensure each issue is laid out smoothly.
  • Collaborated with Liberty's graphic design team for the cover/layout of the 2014 journal issue.
  • Assisted in proofreading, page layout, and graphic design for a local newspaper.
  • Contributed articles to company publications, worked with graphic designs on show daily layouts.
  • Overhauled the formatting of the journal including journal submissions and graphic design.
  • Coordinate and establish the production schedule with fellow editors and graphic designers.
  • Communicated with graphic designers and print house to ensure a high-quality newsletter.
  • Worked one-on-one with graphic designers and authors to track production progress.
  • Create original graphic designs, video and audio editing.
  • Created page layouts and graphic design; edited copy.
  • Worked with the graphic design team on ideation of website design and structure.

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15. Photoshop

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Here's how Photoshop is used in Assistant Editor jobs:
  • Skilled in Windows, Excel, Adobe PhotoShop, Microsoft PowerPoint, HTML and QuarkXpress.
  • Colored images according to preassigned Photoshop palettes.
  • Used photoshop to create custom photos, that were used in the live taping, and in the edited various.
  • Utilized software programs such as Photoshop, Media100 and Avid Pro Editor to edit training tapes, and graduation photos.
  • Used a variety of software, including MS Office and Photoshop to both edit and organize projects and collaborative efforts.
  • Edited a national newsletter for the Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication using Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Served as a photographer for events, developed pictures, and modified photos and graphics in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Used Quark, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Professional suite and Photoshop to create pages and graphics.
  • Created graphics while using the programs, Motion, After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Processed photos using Photoshop and uploaded articles to National Eagle via the Spin Web program.
  • Organized show elements, transfer files, Photoshop graphics, audio track/DVD dubs.
  • Designed advertisements for clients using Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign.
  • Used Photoshop, Quark, and Adobe InDesign on a daily basis.
  • Used Photoshop to scan and clean still images for use in editing.
  • Edited the text and images in Social Life section using Adobe Photoshop
  • Advanced Adobe Photoshop work on image optimization and DVD label design.
  • Generated pages in Adobe InDesign and edited imaged in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Created title graphics using After Effects and Photoshop for the trailer.
  • Utilize Photoshop to edit individual and team photographs to order.
  • Used Photoshop to design posters, magazines, and books.

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16. Freelance Writers

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Here's how Freelance Writers is used in Assistant Editor jobs:
  • Produced manuscript by researching age-appropriate text and editing material from freelance writers.
  • Supervised freelance writers and consulted adventure travel specialists for background material.
  • Coordinated and maintained all correspondence with freelance writers and photographers.
  • Managed relationships with freelance writers and coordinated delivery of work.
  • Coordinated and supervised freelance writers, photographers and designers.
  • Researched story ideas and assigned projects to freelance contributors.
  • Managed freelance writers and illustrators.
  • Crafted production plans for weekly online radio show and served as primary editor for freelance writers and our Senior Staff Writer.
  • Point of contact for all columnists and freelance writers, managing their submission schedules and contacting various sources for photographs.
  • Helped manage the site's team of more than 20 freelance writers, assigning articles and liaising with contributors daily.
  • Supervised reporters and freelance writers producing a variety of content for The Ann Arbor News and leading award-winning research-based projects.
  • Hired and supervised six editorial and art interns, and three freelance writers, coordinated contracts for freelancers.
  • Developed and assigned articles to staff of freelance writers, edited copy, and wrote engaging headlines.
  • Assigned feature stories and photo content to freelance writers and photographers, and edit all incoming material.
  • Managed and mentored 10 freelance writers and five interns on writing pitch-perfect stories and entertaining articles.
  • Assign stories to freelance writers; content and copy edit freelancer stories; file freelancer invoices.
  • Recruited, cultivated and managed a cadre of freelance writers, photographers, and photo stylists.
  • Supervised freelance photographers and writers, editorial assistant, office clerk, and freelance writers.
  • Supervised staff and freelance writers to develop community-based stories on a deadline and within budget.
  • Edit stories for factual information and grammatical correctness from on- staff and freelance writers.

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20 Most Common Skill For An Assistant Editor

Editorial Staff12.6%
Layout7.6%
Video Footage7.1%
Web Content4.7%
Online4.2%
Production Process3.3%
Final Cut Pro3.3%
News Stories3.2%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Assistant Editor

RankascdescSkillascdescPercentage of ResumesPercentageascdesc
1
1
Editorial Staff
Editorial Staff
12.6%
12.6%
2
2
Layout
Layout
7.6%
7.6%
3
3
Video Footage
Video Footage
7.1%
7.1%
4
4
Web Content
Web Content
4.7%
4.7%
5
5
Online
Online
4.2%
4.2%
6
6
Production Process
Production Process
3.3%
3.3%
7
7
Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro
3.3%
3.3%
8
8
News Stories
News Stories
3.2%
3.2%
9
9
Content Marketing
Content Marketing
3%
3%
10
10
Editor-In-Chief
Editor-In-Chief
2.9%
2.9%
11
11
Twitter
Twitter
2.8%
2.8%
12
12
Adobe Creative Suite
Adobe Creative Suite
2.7%
2.7%
13
13
SEO
SEO
2.6%
2.6%
14
14
Graphic Design
Graphic Design
2.5%
2.5%
15
15
Photoshop
Photoshop
2.3%
2.3%
16
16
Freelance Writers
Freelance Writers
2.3%
2.3%
17
17
Indesign
Indesign
2.2%
2.2%
18
18
Press Releases
Press Releases
2.2%
2.2%
19
19
Instagram
Instagram
2.1%
2.1%
20
20
String Outs
String Outs
2.1%
2.1%
21
21
Mac
Mac
1.8%
1.8%
22
22
CMS
CMS
1.8%
1.8%
23
23
Internet
Internet
1.6%
1.6%
24
24
Ingest
Ingest
1.6%
1.6%
25
25
B-Roll
B-Roll
1.5%
1.5%
26
26
Html
Html
1.4%
1.4%
27
27
Color Correction
Color Correction
1.2%
1.2%
28
28
Transcode
Transcode
1.2%
1.2%
29
29
Avid Media Composer
Avid Media Composer
1.1%
1.1%
30
30
Blog Posts
Blog Posts
1.1%
1.1%
31
31
QC
QC
1%
1%
32
32
Photo Shoots
Photo Shoots
1%
1%
33
33
DVD
DVD
0.9%
0.9%
34
34
Isis
Isis
0.8%
0.8%
35
35
Sound Effects
Sound Effects
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Book Reviews
Book Reviews
0.7%
0.7%
37
37
Online Publication
Online Publication
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
Staff Members
Staff Members
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
HD
HD
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
Edit Copy
Edit Copy
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
Market Research
Market Research
0.5%
0.5%
42
42
Trade Shows
Trade Shows
0.5%
0.5%
43
43
Powerpoint
Powerpoint
0.5%
0.5%
44
44
Quark
Quark
0.4%
0.4%
45
45
Promotional Materials
Promotional Materials
0.3%
0.3%
46
46
ABC
ABC
0.3%
0.3%
47
47
Hdcam
Hdcam
0.1%
0.1%
48
48
Literary Journal
Literary Journal
0.1%
0.1%

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