Journalists, Newspaper and Periodical Editors

Jobholders in this unit group investigate and write up stories and features for broadcasting and for newspapers, magazines and other periodicals, evaluate and manage their style and content and oversee the editorial direction of these types of output and publication.


New workers
£ 18,892
£ 37,694
£ 67,725

Available jobs

In the past year there were 49,583 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Liaises with production staff in checking final proof copies immediately prior to printing.

  • Selects material for broadcast or publication, checks style, grammar, accuracy and legality of content and arranges for any necessary revisions.

  • Writes articles and features and submits draft manuscripts to newspaper, magazine, periodical or programme editor.

  • Determines subject matter and undertakes research by interviewing, attending public events, seeking out records, reviewing written work, attending film and stage performances etc..

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Search Engine Optimization

  • Marketing

  • Journalism

  • Project Management

  • Fundraising

  • Proofreading

  • Content Creation

  • Social Media

  • Medical Writing

  • Content Editing

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communications

  • Writing

  • Editing

  • Research

  • Detail Oriented

  • Self-Motivation

  • Management

  • English Language

  • Innovation

  • Leadership

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.