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.

Average Salary


New workers start around £22,420. Normal pay is £38,557 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £85,705.



The number of jobs in the career for the current year.

Daily Tasks

  • 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.

  • Journalism

  • Proofreading

  • Content Creation

  • Business To Business

  • Medical Communications

Soft skills

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

  • Communications

  • Editing

  • Writing

  • Management

  • Marketing

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.