What does an Editor II do?

An editor is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and quality of a company's written materials. They are responsible for planning and creating written materials. A few of the main duties of an editor are editing copy and improving on it, educate writers on best practices, identify ways to improve the flow of materials, and advise writers on content pieces. They also have to create a content calendar. Some of the jobs titles that a editor could grow into are editor in chief and senior editor.

An editor should have 2 years of experience in writing and a Bachelor's degree in journalism or english. One of the most important skills that an editor will have is their ability to improve on other people's work. Another skill is attention to detail as the editor will need to edit every single piece of writing that the company puts out.

  • Rewrite copy from writers
  • Modify written content from writers
  • Develop a content calendar
  • Develop ideas for content
  • Oversee content production
  • Create highly shareable content
  • Adhere to journalism best practices
  • Assign projects and monitor deadlines
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or english
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills
  • Experience with content management systems
  • Ability to meet the necessary budget
  • Great attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to give constructive feedback
  • Conceptual creative abilities
  • Ability to create stories
EducationScience Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.2 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Editor II Salaries

Average Base Pay

$81,650 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$52K
Median: $82K
$129K
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Editor II Career Path

Learn how to become an Editor II, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L2
Editor II
$81,650/yr
L3
Senior Editor
$83,042/yr
L4
Lead Editor
$64,569/yr
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Editor II Insights

Read what Editor II professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
The Oxford ClubThe Oxford Club
Senior Managing Editor
Nov 12, 2019

“There is a lot to learn and my work as a managing editor is both challenging and rewarding.”

The Oil & Gas YearThe Oil & Gas Year
Country Editor
Oct 18, 2019

“Good career starter if you don't want to be sitting behind a desk and want some first”

PBS NewshourPBS Newshour
Senior Editor
Dec 1, 2021

“There are some great people and they do good work and really value their employees.”

Blue Star DesignBlue Star Design
Writer/Editor
Oct 9, 2021

“I felt like I was given a great degree of autonomy and latitude in my responsibilities.”

Crimson Publishers
Managing Editor
Nov 12, 2019

“Best way to learn new skills and perfect to start for new joins for better future.”

CAL POLYCAL POLY
Editor
Jul 24, 2019

“The culture was laid back but well structured so we knew our tasks and expectations.”

OMICS InternationalOMICS International
Associate Managing Editor
Nov 11, 2021

“I love the team I worked with I enjoy every minute and I learn many things here.”

WLS-TVWLS-TV
Associate Editor
Aug 1, 2021

“I've gotten the opportunity to really see what I enjoy doing and what my strengths and weaknesses are.”

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Editor II Interviews

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Editor II Jobs

Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of an editor ii

The most similar professions to editor ii are:
  • Content Writer
  • Copywriter
  • Writer
  • Technical Writer

The most common qualifications to become an editor ii include a minimum of a science degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.