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Working As A Publishing Associate

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

  • Make Decisions

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $110,360

    Average Salary

What Does A Publishing Associate 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 Publishing Associate

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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Publishing Associate Career Paths

Publishing Associate
Editor Communications Director Marketing Director
Brand Director
11 Yearsyrs
Publisher Director Of Sales Sales And Marketing Vice President
Chief Marketing Officer
11 Yearsyrs
National Sales Manager Owner And Founder Social Media Manager
Content Director
7 Yearsyrs
Advertising Director Marketing Consultant Marketing Communications Manager
Content Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Sales Vice President Owner And Founder Social Media Manager
Digital Strategist
5 Yearsyrs
Publisher Publishing Editor Writer And Editor
Director Of Communications And Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Sales Manager Director Of Sales
Director Of Sales And Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Operations Manager Senior Manager
Director Of Strategy
12 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Property Manager Communications Director
Director, Corporate Communications
10 Yearsyrs
Managing Editor Senior Producer Producer/Project Manager
Freelance Project Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Marketing Director Property Manager Communications Manager
Manager Of Corporate Communications
7 Yearsyrs
Editor Marketing Manager
Marketing Communications Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Advertising Director Marketing Manager Social Media Manager
Marketing/Social Media Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Marketing Director Event Manager Marketing Manager
Online Marketing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Publishing Editor Writer And Editor Content Manager
Senior Content Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Business Development Manager Business Development Director
Vice President, Business Development
13 Yearsyrs
Sales Vice President Realtor Communications Manager
Web Content Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Publishing Associate Demographics

Gender

Female

50.2%

Male

48.4%

Unknown

1.4%
Ethnicity

White

65.6%

Hispanic or Latino

13.9%

Black or African American

11.3%

Asian

6.1%

Unknown

3.1%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

40.0%

German

8.6%

French

8.6%

Mandarin

8.6%

Italian

8.6%

Portuguese

5.7%

Chinese

5.7%

Thai

5.7%

Japanese

2.9%

Tagalog

2.9%

Arabic

2.9%
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Publishing Associate Education

Schools

New York University

11.0%

University of Hartford

7.3%

University of Washington

6.1%

Boston University

6.1%

Indiana University Bloomington

6.1%

Syracuse University

4.9%

Arizona State University

4.9%

Temple University

4.9%

University of California - Berkeley

4.9%

University of Phoenix

4.9%

George Washington University

4.9%

Northwestern University

4.9%

Brown University

3.7%

University of Florida

3.7%

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

3.7%

Emerson College

3.7%

Ithaca College

3.7%

University of Colorado at Boulder

3.7%

Ohio State University

3.7%

Tulane University

3.7%
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Majors

Business

21.0%

Communication

13.1%

Marketing

11.5%

English

9.6%

Journalism

5.7%

Political Science

5.4%

Writing

4.1%

Fine Arts

3.2%

Psychology

3.2%

Advertising

3.2%

Management

2.5%

Public Relations

2.5%

Liberal Arts

2.2%

Business Communications

2.2%

Sociology

2.2%

Finance

1.9%

Agricultural Public Services

1.6%

Photography

1.6%

Education

1.6%

Information Technology

1.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

58.7%

Masters

17.9%

Other

15.3%

Certificate

3.1%

Associate

3.1%

Doctorate

1.2%

Diploma

0.5%

License

0.2%
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  • Compiled and analyzed data concerning online campaigns and suggested alternate strategies that increased productivity.
  • Managed assigned account base while consistently developing new accounts.
  • Developed sales strategy, brand messaging, and sales tools for sales and editorial staffs.
  • Generated approximately 50% increase in sales by cultivating positive client relationships, providing exceptional customer service, and soliciting referrals.

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