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Editor Associate Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Edits, writes and prepares materials for the printing of manuals, books, manuscripts and journals for publication which may include on-line or web-based materials.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is second in a series of three classifications. It is distinguished from the Editor, Assistant in that incumbents write articles and manuscripts, confer with authors on substantive revisions and editorial changes and coordinate related projects, such as book design, proofing and generation of tables and illustrations.

Examples of Duties:

  • Edits, writes and rewrites articles, short stories and book manuscripts for publication.
  • Confers with authors and other staff members regarding editorial changes and revisions.
  • Reads and evaluates manuscripts and ensures correct grammar, consistency in style, readability and design.
  • Coordinates galley and page proofing, book design, computer disk transferal and the generation of illustrations, tables, cartographic and indexes.
  • Supervise, monitor or coordinate the activities of subordinates.
  • Researches and selects materials to be used.
  • May develop and produce web-based materials.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of language skills necessary for editing, news writing, and proofing of written material.
  • Knowledge of publication format and editorial practices.
  • Skill in organizing work and meeting deadlines.
  • Skill the use of personal computers and related software applications.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Journalism, English or related field AND two years of experience in editing, journalism or editorial research; OR, Six years of progressively responsible experience in editing, journalism or editorial research; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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