This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

Editors plan, commission, evaluate, select, edit and organise material for publication in books, magazines, newspapers, videos or online, and oversee its production. They may also manage editorial staff.


Editorial assistants usually earn

$35K-$40K per year

Senior editors usually earn

$60K-$90K per year

Source: Whitireia NZ, 2016.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as an editor are good for those specialising in online editing and poor for hardcopy editors.
Woman proofreading a book beside computer

Mitch Marks proofreading the contents of a book

Last updated 12 June 2017