Staff editors work under the supervision of chief editors, selecting, editing, and writing content for various types of printed or online media. They revise material and make sure the different articles and segments complement each other in an engaging way. They come up with ideas for topics and headlines and decide which piece of submitted writing meets the expected quality.
Working as a staff editor, you will have to be okay with performing under pressure. As deadlines approach, tension will rise, but you will have to make sure everything is delivered for publishing on time. It will be your job to make sure the texts are grammatically correct and well written, correcting and re-writing bits whenever necessary. You will reference sources and give advice for writers to improve their work.
A degree in literature or linguistics or another area of human studies is typically expected of people aspiring to work as editors. Excellent writing and language skills are a must, as well as attention to detail, great organization skills, and an ability to prioritize tasks. And when a deadline is approaching, you will have to give it everything you have, no questions asked. Working as an editor is not only an exciting and creatively fulfilling job but also one that earns you $101,400 a year on average.