Journalist, newspaper or periodical editor
- Liaises with production staff in checking final proof copies immediately prior to printing.
- Selects material for broadcast or publication, checks style, grammar, accuracy and legality of content and arranges for any necessary revisions.
- Writes articles and features and submits draft manuscripts to newspaper, magazine, periodical or programme editor.
- Determines subject matter and undertakes research by interviewing, attending public events, seeking out records, reviewing written work, attending film and stage performances etc..
Typical Education Level
Honours, Bachelor's degree
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 12% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for journalist, newspaper or periodical editor is £28,371
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,210. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for journalist, newspaper or periodical editor roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £28,371 per year. That is about £2,364 per month or £14.55 per hour. New workers generally start on £18,013, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £49,005
Is it growing or declining?
This career has grown over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 1,210 people are employed in the region.