Newspaper, Periodical and Broadcast Editors

Newspaper, periodical and broadcast editors evaluate, manage and oversee the editorial direction for the style and content of features and stories for broadcasting and for newspapers, magazines, news websites and periodicals.


New workers

New workers start around £23,491. Normal pay is £30,231 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £60,749.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 20,304 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

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.

  • Decides on lay out of material in news websites, newspapers, magazines, or periodicals.

  • Checks style, grammar, accuracy and legality of content and arranges for any necessary revisions.

  • Commissions articles and selects material for broadcast or publication.

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.

  • Marketing

  • Search Engine Optimization

  • Proofreading

  • Journalism

  • Social Media

  • Content Creation

  • Content Editing

  • Project Management

  • Workflow Management

  • Copy 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.

  • Editing

  • Communication

  • Writing

  • Detail Oriented

  • Research

  • English Language

  • Management

  • Planning

  • Sales

  • Organizational Skills

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.