Production editors manage and review publication material for various media formats. They oversee the process of putting out a publication, including proofreading, selecting and editing content, overseeing the creation of layout, arranging budgets, and making sure projects are finished by their deadlines.
As a production editor, you will be working in a fast-paced and creative environment. As is often the case with creative jobs, your working hours are flexible, but putting in extra hours is to be expected as deadlines are approaching.
You might be self-employed and work for various clients on a project basis, or you might be employed by a magazine, newspaper, or other media outlet as the leader of the editorial staff. Job opportunities are slightly decreasing due to the decline of printed media, but if you do find a job, you can expect to make around $69,480 a year.