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Working As A Graphics Editor

  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $48,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Graphics Editor Do

Editors plan, review, and revise content for publication.

Duties

Editors typically do the following:

  • Read content and correct spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors
  • Rewrite text to make it easier for readers to understand
  • Verify facts using standard reference sources
  • Evaluate submissions from writers to decide what to publish
  • Work with writers to help their ideas and stories succeed
  • Develop story and content ideas according to the publication’s style and editorial policy
  • Allocate space for the text, photos, and illustrations that make up a story
  • Approve final versions submitted by staff

Editors plan, coordinate, and revise material for publication in books, newspapers, magazines, or websites. Editors review story ideas and decide what material will appeal most to readers. During the review process, editors offer comments to improve the product, and suggest titles and headlines. In smaller organizations, a single editor may perform all of the editorial duties or share them with only a few other people.

The following are examples of types of editors:

Copy editors review text for errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling and check for readability, style, and agreement with editorial policy. They suggest revisions, such as changing words and rearranging sentences and paragraphs to improve clarity or accuracy. They also may carry out research, confirm sources for writers, and verify facts, dates, and statistics. In addition, they may arrange page layouts of articles, photographs, and advertising.

Publication assistants who work for book-publishing houses may read and evaluate manuscripts submitted by freelance writers, proofread uncorrected drafts, and answer questions about published material. Assistants on small newspapers or in smaller media markets may compile articles available from wire services or the Internet, answer phones, and proofread articles.

Assistant editors are responsible for a particular subject, such as local news, international news, feature stories, or sports. Most assistant editors work for newspaper publishers, television broadcasters, magazines, book publishers, or advertising and public relations firms.

Executive editors oversee assistant editors and generally have the final say about what stories are published and how they are covered. Executive editors typically hire writers, reporters, and other employees. They also plan budgets and negotiate contracts with freelance writers, who are sometimes called “stringers” in the news industry. Although many executive editors work for newspaper publishers, some work for television broadcasters, magazines, or advertising and public relations firms.

Managing editors typically work for magazines, newspaper publishers, and television broadcasters, and are responsible for the daily operations of a news department.

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How To Become A Graphics Editor

A bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or English, combined with previous writing and proofreading experience, is typically required to be an editor.

Education

Employers generally prefer candidates with a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or English. They also prefer candidates with mass- or cross-media experience.

Those with other backgrounds who can show strong writing skills also may find jobs as editors. Editors who deal with specific subject matter may need previous related work experience. For example, fashion editors may need expertise in fashion that they gain through formal training or work experience.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many editors start off as editorial assistants, writers, or reporters.

Those who are particularly skilled at identifying good stories, recognizing writing talent, and interacting with writers may be interested in editing jobs. 

Other Experience

Editors also can gain experience by working on high school and college newspapers, and for magazines, radio and television stations, advertising and publishing companies, or nonprofit organizations. Magazines and newspapers also have internships for students. For example, the American Society of Magazine Editors offers a Magazine Internship Program to qualified full-time students in their junior or senior year of college. Interns may write stories, conduct research and interviews, and gain general publishing experience.

The ability to use computers is necessary for editors to stay in touch with writers and other editors and to work on the increasingly important digital media or online side of a publication. Familiarity with electronic publishing, graphics, Web design, and multimedia production is also important, because more content is being offered online.

Advancement

Some editors hold management positions and must make decisions related to running a business. For them, advancement generally means moving up to publications with larger circulation or greater prestige. Copy editors may move into original writing or substantive editing positions, or become freelancers.

Important Qualities

Creativity. Editors must be creative, curious, and knowledgeable in a broad range of topics. Some editors must regularly come up with interesting story ideas and attention-grabbing headlines.

Detail oriented. One of an editor’s main tasks is to make sure that material is error free and matches the style of a publication.

Good judgment. Editors must decide if certain stories are ethical or if there is enough evidence to report them.

Interpersonal skills. In working with writers, editors must have tact and the ability to guide and encourage them in their work.

Writing skills. Editors must ensure that all written content has correct grammar, punctuation, and syntax. Editors must be able to write clearly and logically.

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Graphics Editor Career Paths

Graphics Editor
Graphic Designer Marketing Specialist Marketing Manager
Marketing Communications Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Graphic Designer Consultant Marketing Manager
Digital Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Graphic Designer Marketing Specialist Marketing Communications Manager
Director Of Communications And Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Editor Owner Marketing Director
Director Of Marketing & Development
9 Yearsyrs
Editor Project Manager Marketing Director
Director Of Marketing And Public Relations
6 Yearsyrs
Editor Manager Marketing Director
Director Of Digital Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Video Editor Owner Communications Director
Director, Corporate Communications
10 Yearsyrs
Video Editor Producer Web Developer
Web Content Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Video Editor Producer Managing Editor
Publications Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Motion Graphics Designer Senior Designer Creative Director
Digital Director
9 Yearsyrs
Motion Graphics Designer Senior Graphic Designer Marketing Communications Manager
Content Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Motion Graphics Designer Video Producer Senior Producer
Content Director
7 Yearsyrs
Editor & Producer Senior Editor Content Manager
Senior Content Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Editor & Producer Executive Producer Social Media Manager
Manager Of Digital Media
5 Yearsyrs
Editor & Producer Executive Producer Content Manager
Digital Content Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Artist Social Media Manager
Marketing Strategist
6 Yearsyrs
Artist Studio Manager Traffic Manager
Freelance Project Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Artist Studio Manager Social Media Manager
Media Relations Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Web Graphic Designer Marketing Coordinator Staff Writer
Public Information Officer
6 Yearsyrs
Video Producer Digital Producer Digital Strategist
Digital Communications Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Graphics Editor Demographics

Gender

Male

56.9%

Female

31.2%

Unknown

11.9%
Ethnicity

White

60.5%

Hispanic or Latino

16.2%

Black or African American

11.2%

Asian

8.7%

Unknown

3.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

39.6%

French

8.3%

Chinese

6.3%

German

4.2%

Hebrew

4.2%

Japanese

4.2%

Russian

4.2%

Mandarin

4.2%

Portuguese

2.1%

Catalan

2.1%

Bosnian

2.1%

Serbian

2.1%

Greek

2.1%

Dari

2.1%

Korean

2.1%

Norwegian

2.1%

Croatian

2.1%

Kazakh

2.1%

Arabic

2.1%

Italian

2.1%
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Graphics Editor Education

Schools

Columbia College Chicago

8.2%

Savannah College of Art and Design

7.2%

American University

7.2%

New York University

6.2%

Pennsylvania State University

6.2%

University of Southern California

6.2%

Full Sail University

6.2%

Art Institute of Pittsburgh

6.2%

Ohio University -

5.2%

Berry College

5.2%

University of Alabama

4.1%

Specs Howard School of Media Arts

4.1%

University of California - Berkeley

4.1%

South University-The Art Institute of Dallas

4.1%

University of Phoenix

4.1%

Syracuse University

3.1%

Art Institute of Colorado

3.1%

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

3.1%

Michigan State University

3.1%

University of Texas at Arlington

3.1%
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Majors

Photography

18.6%

Graphic Design

18.1%

Communication

8.9%

Fine Arts

8.5%

Journalism

6.2%

Design And Visual Communication

5.6%

Computer Science

4.7%

Digital Media

4.5%

Animation

4.3%

Computer Applications

3.3%

Business

3.1%

Entertainment Business

2.1%

Marketing

2.1%

Liberal Arts

1.9%

Electrical Engineering

1.6%

English

1.4%

Information Technology

1.4%

Visual And Performing Arts

1.2%

Elementary Education

1.2%

Music

1.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

58.5%

Other

15.7%

Masters

11.4%

Associate

9.6%

Certificate

2.6%

Diploma

1.4%

Doctorate

0.8%
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Highest Paying State
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Avg Experience Level
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How much does a Graphics Editor make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Graphics Editor in the United States is $48,113 per year or $23 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $25,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $89,000.

Real Graphics Editor Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Graphics Editor Dow Jones and Company New York, NY Sep 21, 2016 $90,000
Graphics Editor Dow Jones and Company New York, NY Sep 24, 2016 $85,000
Graphics Editor Mundo Hispanico Acquisition, LLC Norcross, GA Sep 25, 2011 $56,826 -
$56,919
Graphic Editor Mundo Hispanico Acquisitions, LLC Norcross, GA Sep 30, 2010 $56,056 -
$56,918
Graphics Editor Mundo Hispanico Acquisitions LLC Atlanta, GA Apr 12, 2011 $55,786
Persian/English Bilingual Website Graphics Editor Kodoom LLC North Bethesda, MD Sep 01, 2014 $53,636
Persian/English Bilingual Website Graphics Editor Kodoom LLC Rockville, MD Sep 05, 2015 $53,469
Film, Video, Motion Graphics Editor Video Arts Investment Fund San Francisco, CA Sep 06, 2009 $52,217
Film, Video, Motion Graphics Editor Video Arts Investment Fund Video Arts San Francisco, CA Sep 06, 2009 $52,217
Film, Video, Motion Graphics Editor Video Arts San Francisco, CA Sep 06, 2009 $52,217
Film, Video, Motion Graphics Editor Video Arts Investment Fund San Francisco, CA Sep 06, 2009 $52,187
Graphic Editor Japan Graphic Corporation Torrance, CA May 30, 2012 $48,568
Lead Motion Graphics Editor Mod Worldwide, LLC Philadelphia, PA Sep 22, 2016 $48,443 -
$62,443
Junior Graphics Editor National Geographic Partners, LLC Washington, DC Jun 09, 2016 $45,000
Video Graphics Editor Caspen Media LLC Washington, DC Sep 14, 2014 $44,000
Motion Graphics Developer/Editor American Association for The Advancement of Science Washington, DC Sep 21, 2016 $40,664 -
$65,000
Graphic Editor Japan Graphic Corporation Torrance, CA Oct 01, 2010 $40,000

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Top Skills for A Graphics Editor

  1. Adobe Photoshop
  2. Graphic Design
  3. Video Production
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  • Achieved computer proficiency; demonstrated knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe PhotoShop and QuarkXpress.
  • Supervised one graphic designer and attended editorial management meetings.
  • General Video marketing, photography, video production and marketing support.
  • Created some advertisement content and copy for company website and social media pages.
  • Generated computer graphics and page-layout software, graphic elements and photography.

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