Career Outcomes for Editing Students

Editing Career Outlook

The tremendous changes visited upon the editing and publishing industry in recent years, "far from damaging business, have given it a new lease on life." From the rise of social media to e-readers and online content, digital-savvy graduates looking to shape the future of publishing are presented with a bevy of possible career paths, including editorial, production, publicity, and marketing, to name a few.

As demand for editors rises in tandem with the numbers of online sources and publications, having technical and Internet proficiency will give editors a tremendous advantage in a job market expected to pile on jobs in the upcoming years.

With all the changes facing print media and the growth of online publications and services, working freelance or finding work online is becoming an increasingly common choice for editors, particular for writers and authors with Web and multimedia experience.

Potential Job Titles for Editing Students

  • Acquisitions Editor
  • Assignment Editor
  • Assistant/Associate Editor
  • Development Editor
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Managing Editor

Potential Salary for Editing Careers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Editors earn an average of annual salary of $69,480 and an average hourly wage of $33.41.

The industry with the highest level of employment for Editors is Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers with 13.66% employment and an average salary of $65,890.