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Working as a Newspaper Photo Editor

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a newspaper photo editor. For example, did you know that they make an average of $29.35 an hour? That's $61,042 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow -3% and produce -3,400 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Newspaper Photo Editor Do

There are certain skills that many newspaper photo editors have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed good judgment, creativity and interpersonal skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a newspaper photo editor, we found that a lot of resumes listed 29.0% of newspaper photo editors included photoshop, while 22.6% of resumes included person photography staff, and 12.9% of resumes included photojournalism. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the newspaper photo editor job title. But what industry to start with? Most newspaper photo editors actually find jobs in the education and hospitality industries.

How To Become a Newspaper Photo Editor

If you're interested in becoming a newspaper photo editor, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 84.6% of newspaper photo editors have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 0.0% of newspaper photo editors have master's degrees. Even though most newspaper photo editors have a college degree, it's impossible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a newspaper photo editor. In fact, many newspaper photo editor jobs require experience in a role such as internship. Meanwhile, many newspaper photo editors also have previous career experience in roles such as photographer or cashier.

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Average Salary$61,042
Job Growth Rate-3%

Newspaper Photo Editor Jobs

Newspaper Photo Editor Demographics

Gender

female

52.6 %

male

36.8 %

unknown

10.5 %

Ethnicity

White

78.1 %

Hispanic or Latino

7.9 %

Asian

7.1 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Mandarin

40.0 %

Chinese

20.0 %

French

20.0 %
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Newspaper Photo Editor Education

Majors

Fine Arts
15.0 %

Degrees

Bachelors

84.6 %

High School Diploma

7.7 %

Doctorate

7.7 %

Top Colleges for Newspaper Photo Editors

1. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

2. Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

In-State Tuition
$50,420
Enrollment
7,582

3. Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO

In-State Tuition
$53,399
Enrollment
7,356

4. New York University

New York, NY

In-State Tuition
$51,828
Enrollment
26,339

5. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

In-State Tuition
$56,225
Enrollment
19,548

6. Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY

In-State Tuition
$59,430
Enrollment
8,216

7. University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

In-State Tuition
$10,610
Enrollment
40,329

8. Stanford University

Stanford, CA

In-State Tuition
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

9. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

In-State Tuition
$51,832
Enrollment
4,550

10. University of Washington

Seattle, WA

In-State Tuition
$11,207
Enrollment
30,905
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Top Newspaper Photo Editor Employers

1. YMCA of Greater Indianapolis
3.6
Avg. Salary: 
$23,783
Newspaper Photo Editors Hired: 
1+
2. Sony Corporation of America
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$62,449
Newspaper Photo Editors Hired: 
1+
3. Manhattanville College
3.9
Avg. Salary: 
$32,820
Newspaper Photo Editors Hired: 
1+
4. Turning Stone Resort Casino
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$28,655
Newspaper Photo Editors Hired: 
1+
5. Keene State College
3.6
Avg. Salary: 
$35,171
Newspaper Photo Editors Hired: 
1+
6. Crow Valley Golf Club
3.1
Avg. Salary: 
$29,630
Newspaper Photo Editors Hired: 
1+

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Updated October 2, 2020