Department Editor

Supervise personnel that select, gather and edit news and news photographs.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$29,000 – $97,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Department Editors do?

Supervises personnel engaged in selecting, gathering, and editing news and news photographs for one or more specialized news departments of newspaper: May select submitted material such as letters or articles for publication. May assign cartoons or editorials to staff members. May perform duties of REPORTER. May edit copy and perform related duties as required. Usually identified according to individual specialty or specialties.


Should I be a Department Editor?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Outside the Box Thinker: Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Editor, Department

    How to become a Department Editor

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