A deputy editor provides support to the chief editor throughout the editing processes that lead to the release of a publication. They prepare magazines, books, newspapers, films, or websites for publication. The edits include proofreading, formatting manuscripts, making changes to grammar, and sometimes writing content. They also undertake some administrative duties such as managing editorial staff, report writing, and preparing presentations for management.
Deputy editors work closely with other professionals such as designers, writers, marketing personnel, and vendors. They mostly work for newspapers, broadcasting stations, publishing companies, and magazines. To succeed in their role, deputy editors should have writing skills, creativity, organizational skills, communication skills, interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and should be well-versed with current trends.
Deputy editors often work in an office setting. They work 40 hours a week Monday to Friday from 9 to 5. They may also travel to hold meetings with external stakeholders.