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Managing Editor Jobs



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

What does a Managing Editor do

A Managing Editor is a senior member of a publication's management team. They provide expertise about the editorial processes, manage editorial and production budgets, and supervise a group of writers, freelancers, and research assistants.

how to become a Managing Editor

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


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.


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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Real Managing Editor Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Deputy Managing Editor Dow Jones and Company New York, NY Oct 01, 2012 $208,080
Spanish Managing Editor APR Consulting, Inc. Washington, DC May 01, 2013 $158,612
Managing Editor Advance Magazine Publishers Inc. New York, NY Aug 16, 2013 $140,000
Managing Editor, North America MLEX Us, Inc. Washington, DC Oct 01, 2011 $130,000
Managing Editor The Financial Times Ltd New York, NY Dec 14, 2015 $127,500
Managing Editor Ft Publications, Inc. New York, NY Jan 12, 2015 $121,000 -
Director & Managing Editor of Digital Communicatio University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA Nov 01, 2011 $120,000
Managing Editor Lawdragon New York, NY Sep 15, 2014 $120,000
Managing Editor Topix LLC Palo Alto, CA Sep 23, 2016 $115,000
Managing Editor The Korea Central Daily News, Inc. NY Dec 11, 2015 $105,830

Top Skills for a Managing Editor

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Top Managing Editor Skills

You can also stand out to potential employers by including the following skills on your resume:
  1. Editorial Content
  2. Online Content
  3. Layout
Here are actual snippets of how candidates used top skills in their job applications:
  • Developed relationships with public and private sector community leaders to create editorial content reflecting the challenges of the major metropolitan area.
  • -Produced and edited local online content for multiple radio station websites simultaneously.
  • Performed technical writer responsibilities and responded to queries on technical content, page layout and AP Style.
  • Coordinated editorial content, writers, and photographers for weekly output of Tulsa's most-distributed 65+ page alt-weekly newspaper.
  • Managed three section editors, 20 writers, 80+ accounts and the editorial department's employee training program.

Layout, Book Reviews, Press Releases, Staff Members, Freelance Writers, Editorial Content, Editor-In-Chief, News Stories, Editorial Staff, WEB Site, Supervise, SEO, Editorial Board, Editorial Calendar, Editorial Department, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, Weekly Newspaper, Content Management System, Online Content

Top Managing Editor Employers

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Top 10 Managing Editor Employers

Townsquare Media hires heavily for Managing Editor positions -- they have hired the highest amount of Managing Editor candidates in recent years.

Overall, 10 firms have active listings for Managing Editor.

Townsquare Media, Cover32.Com, SBS, Prime Publishing, LLC, Slack Incorporated, Her Campus, Array Magazine, The Daily Voice, The Observer, Punk Magazine Inc.

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