Editorial Writer

Write comments on topics of interest to stimulate or mold public opinion.
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Salary Range
$29,000 – $109,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Editorial Writers do?

Writes comments on topics of reader interest to stimulate or mold public opinion, in accordance with viewpoints and policies of publication: Prepares assigned or unassigned articles from knowledge of topic and editorial position of publication, supplemented by additional study and research. Submits and discusses copy with editor for approval. May specialize in one or more fields, such as international affairs, fiscal matters, or national or local politics. May participate in conferences of editorial policy committee to recommend topics and position to be taken by publication on specific public issues.


Should I be an Editorial Writer?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • How to become an Editorial Writer

    We recommend at least a Bachelor's degree. Check out these schools offering Editorial Writer-related education!
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