Editorial assistants provide support at all stages of the publication process for books, journals, magazines and online content.
There will be
4% more Editorial assistant jobs in 2023.
In your local area
Your day-to-day tasks might include:
If you work online you could be:
You’ll usually need a degree in English, journalism or media studies. You might be able to get in without qualifications if you can prove you have relevant skills and experience.
You’ll usually need some paid or unpaid work experience in publishing. You may also need a degree to work on a specialist publication.
Taking a proofreading or editing course, like the ones offered by the Publishing Training Centre or the Society of Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP), may help you get a job.
The Publishers Association has more information about working in publishing.
Starter salary: £15,000 to £23,000
Experienced salary: £25,000 to £35,000
These figures are a guide.
You’ll usually work 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. You may need to work longer hours to meet deadlines.
You’ll normally be office-based, although working from home may be possible.
With experience you could progress to more senior editorial roles, or work on a freelance basis.
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