1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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      Editor
      Associate Editor

Plans and directs editing of publications such as newspapers, magazines and journals prior to printing and distribution.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:
  • makes decisions about the content of publications with other senior editors and in accordance with editorial policies and guidelines
  • reviews copy to ensure that it conforms with accepted rules of style and format
  • manages the day-to-day running of a newspaper or magazine
  • assigns staff and photographers to stories
  • writes articles, editorials or reviews
  • edits copy, writes headlines and plans layout of news items in appropriate sections of publications
  • may supervise journalists and undertake administrative tasks

Specialisations:
Features Editor
News Editor
Pictures Editor

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