Managing Newspaper Editor

Negotiate with newspaper representatives to establish publication policies.
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Salary Range
$29,000 – $97,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Managing Newspaper Editors do?

Negotiates with newspaper owner’s representative to establish publication policies, and directs editorial activities of newspaper departments: Confers with executive staff to discuss editorial policy, makeup plans, changes in staff organization, news coverage of special events, and similar decisions. Relays information to department heads. Coordinates work of editorial departments in accordance with newspaper policy. Directs general page makeup of publication. Inspects final makeup of editions and rearranges makeup to meet emergency news situations. Originates plans for special features or projects and assigns department heads to implement them. May write leading or policy editorials. In smaller establishments may perform duties of EDITOR, NEWS 132.067-026; and EDITOR, CITY 132.037-014.


Should I be a Managing Newspaper Editor?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Outside the Box Thinker: Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Editor, Managing, Newspaper

    How to Become a
    Managing Newspaper Editor

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