Editorial Assistant

Editorial assistants provide support in the publishing industry, assisting with tasks such as proofreading, editing, and organising content for books, magazines, or online publications, contributing to the overall production and quality of written materials.

Day-today Tasks

  • be a point of contact for authors
  • keep databases, spreadsheets and other records up to date
  • read documents and make corrections
  • deal with rights and permissions
  • proof and edit online text, including social media content
  • edit text and images using a content management system (CMS).

Skills and Knowledge

  • knowledge of the English language
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • excellent written communication skills
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

Industry Qualifications

You can get into this job through a University course, working towards this role or taking specialist training courses.

In University you can study subjects like English, journalism or media studies.

You could work in a publishing office or a company's communications department as a general assistant and work your way up through in-house training and promotion.

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