Web editors publish and curate content on websites.

What does a web editor do?

Web editors publish and curate content on websites. You could be producing videos, writing blogs or articles, as well as checking images, text and other media published on your employer's website.

Depending on the size of your employer, you may work alone or in a team with web developers, designers, and marketing and public relations staff. You’ll need to have an excellent standard of written English as well as a creative eye. Good communications skills are essential for this role.

What do I need to do to become a web editor?

There are no set routes to becoming a web editor and no essential qualifications. You can get into this career in a number of ways. You may have a background in journalism, marketing or IT, or perhaps experience in the area the website is aimed at, for example education or sport. It is common to work your way up to becoming a web editor by starting as an online or web editorial assistant.

To do a degree, you usually need five GCSEs (A-C) including maths, English and science, plus three A levels or an equivalent level 3 qualification. Check with universities for exact entry requirements, vocational courses are acceptable for some degree courses but not all.  

There are no specific A levels required but relevant ones would include: English literature, English language, media, psychology, sociology, communication studies and law.

Vocational courses in media studies would be relevant for this work. Check with universities about acceptability

Related skills

  • Teamwork
  • Technical ability
  • Problem solving
  • Time management
  • Word processing
  • Organisation
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytics
  • Literacy
  • IT

Academic route

  • A levels including English literature/language, media, psychology, sociology, communication studies and law

Vocational route

  • Courses in media studies

Related subjects

  • Computer science
  • English
  • History
  • Media studies

Desirable qualifications

  • Journalism degree
  • Marketing degree

Where to find out more

Where could I be working?

You will be working indoors, for either a small, medium or large company.

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