Journalist, newspaper or periodical editor
- Determines subject matter and undertakes research by interviewing, attending public events, seeking out records, reviewing written work, attending film and stage performances etc.
- Writes articles and features and submits draft manuscripts to newspaper, magazine, periodical or programme editor.
- Selects material for broadcast or publication, checks style, grammar, accuracy and legality of content and arranges for any necessary revisions.
- Liaises with production staff in checking final proof copies immediately prior to printing.
Typical Education Level
Entrants usually possess a degree or equivalent qualification. A variety of postgraduate diplomas is available. NVQs/SVQs covering various aspects of journalism are available at Levels 3 and 4.
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 £26,598
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,001. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, 99 jobs have been posted for journalist, newspaper or periodical editor roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £26,598 per year. That is about £2,217 per month or £13.64 per hour. New workers generally start on £16,965, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £45,825
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 1,001 people are employed in the region.