Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Jobs you'll have as an editor.

The job title and role of "editor" often means much more than its literal definition.

A list of jobs you might have while you're editing a publication:
  • Intern
  • Writer
  • Reporter
  • Copy Editor
  • Assignment Editor
  • Photo Editor
  • Special Projects Editor
  • Researcher
  • Administrative assistant
  • Sales account executive
  • Product manager
  • UX designer
  • Creative director
  • Customer support specialist
  • "Evangelist"
  • Marketer
  • Communications director
  • Audience acquisition specialist
  • Social media coordinator
  • Event planner
Call it a different kind of journalism (perhaps publishing) education. But when you're responsible for keeping your ad pages (or pageviews, or unique users) up, you'll find yourself wearing more and more caps in an effort to meet your goals.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

But it's so much more than that, too. In life as a copy editor, I've also acted as:

Political analyst
Music critic
Graphic designer