Editor (5122)

Editors review, evaluate and edit manuscripts, articles, news reports and other material for publication, broadcast or interactive media and co-ordinate the activities of writers, journalists and other staff. They are employed by publishing firms, magazines, journals, newspapers, radio and television networks and stations, and by companies and government departments that produce publications such as newsletters, handbooks, manuals and Web sites. Editors may also work on a freelance basis. (National Occupational Classification)

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Education

A bachelor's degree in English, French, journalism or a related discipline is usually required to be an Editor, along with several years of experience in journalism, writing, publishing or a related field. Membership in the Editors Association of Canada may also be required. Editors who specialize in a specific subject matter may be required to have training in that subject. (NOC)

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Date modified: April 12, 2019