Editors plan, review, and revise content for publication.
Although most editors work in offices, a growing number now work remotely from home. The work can be stressful because editors often have tight deadlines.
Proficiency with computers and a bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, or English are typically required to become an editor.
The median annual wage for editors was $56,010 in May 2015.
Employment of editors is projected to decline 5 percent from 2014 to 2024, as print media continue to face strong pressure from online publications. Competition for jobs with established newspapers and magazines will be particularly strong.
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