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ASSOCIATE EDITOR: Writes & Edits Content For Tech Publishing Company

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Brandon is an Associate Editor for a small publishing company that reports on computing technology and the content that goes into the electronics we use every day. He switched his college major from Journalism to Business to English, all of which helps him in his many roles: writing, editing, and sometimes marketing and business development.

Degree: English Language and Literature
Job Title: Associate Editor

Job Summary: Editors

Job Description

Editors plan, coordinate, and revise material for publication in books, newspapers, magazines, or websites. Editors review story ideas and decide what material will appeal most to readers. They also review and edit drafts of books and articles, offer comments to improve the product, and suggest titles and headlines. In smaller organizations, a single editor may perform all of the editorial duties or share them with only a few other people.

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Short-term on-the-job training

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Editors can gain experience by working on their high school and college newspapers, or for magazines, radio and television stations, advertising and publishing companies, or not-for-profit organizations.

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Average salary
Average salary
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$30,000 - $100,000
Projected job growth
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0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
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Full-time, Long hours
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Office, Indoor
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Detail oriented, Problem solving skills, Creativity, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Teamwork, People skills, Networking

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m='16460'>electronics</span> <span m='16715'>that</span> <span m='16970'>you</span> <span m='17090'>use</span> <span m='17440'>every</span> <span m='17660'>day.</span> </p><p><span m='18520'>One</span> <span m='18710'>of</span> <span m='18750'>the</span> <span m='18820'>things</span> <span m='19200'>that</span> <span m='19420'>I</span> <span m='19520'>do</span> <span m='19820'>every</span> <span m='20050'>day</span> <span m='20450'>is</span> <span m='20680'>I</span> <span m='20900'>do</span> <span m='21060'>a</span> <span m='21090'>lot</span> <span m='21260'>of</span> <span m='21320'>writing</span> <span m='21680'>and</span> <span m='21780'>editing,</span> <span m='22220'>obviously,</span> <span m='23270'>but</span> <span m='23680'>it's</span> <span m='24080'>pretty</span> <span m='24340'>cool</span> <span m='24600'>because</span> <span m='25020'>I</span> <span m='25140'>do</span> <span m='25390'>get</span> <span m='25610'>the chance</span> <span m='25960'>to go out in the</span> <span m='26310'>field</span> <span m='26610'>probably</span> <span m='26910'>once</span> <span m='27405'>a</span> <span m='27900'>month.</span> <span m='28890'>I</span> <span m='29630'>also</span> <span m='31420'>get</span> <span m='31650'>to</span> <span m='31850'>do a</span> <span m='31880'>little</span> <span m='32049'>bit</span> <span m='32170'>of</span> <span m='32240'>marketing,</span> <span m='32759'>a</span> <span m='32800'>little</span> <span m='33020'>bit</span> <span m='33485'>of</span> <span m='33830'>business</span> <span m='34550'>development</span> <span m='35190'>type</span> <span m='35400'>of</span> <span m='35500'>things.</span> <span m='36290'>So</span> <span m='36910'>it's</span> <span m='37040'>a</span> <span m='37100'>little</span> <span m='37210'>bit</span> <span m='37320'>of</span> <span m='37400'>everything,</span> <span m='37830'>and</span> <span m='37910'>it</span> <span m='39000'>keeps</span> <span m='39250'>it</span> <span m='39340'>interesting.</span> <span m='39770'>It's</span> <span m='39870'>better</span> <span m='40080'>than</span> <span m='40210'>doing</span> <span m='40410'>the</span> <span m='40480'>same</span> <span m='40670'>thing</span> <span m='40880'>all</span> <span m='41030'>the</span> <span m='41090'>time.</span> </p><p><span m='41700'>When</span> <span m='41890'>I</span> <span m='41920'>was</span> <span m='42050'>in</span> <span m='42130'>high</span> <span m='42270'>school,</span> <span m='42560'>I</span> <span m='43410'>figured out</span> <span m='43580'>that I was</span> <span m='44070'>decent</span> <span m='44430'>at</span> <span m='44790'>writing.</span> <span m='46320'>And</span> <span m='46760'>when</span> <span m='46930'>I</span> <span m='46990'>got</span> <span m='47330'>to</span> <span m='47490'>college,</span> <span m='48050'>I</span> <span m='48150'>started</span> <span m='48590'>off</span> <span m='48870'>as</span> <span m='49130'>a</span> <span m='49180'>journalism</span> <span m='49650'>major</span> <span m='50830'>and</span> <span m='51280'>then</span> <span m='51770'>decided</span> <span m='52030'>that</span> <span m='52290'>that</span> <span m='52640'>wasn't</span> <span m='52940'>for</span> <span m='53030'>me</span> <span m='53360'>and</span> <span m='53560'>became</span> <span m='53860'>a</span> <span m='53930'>business</span> <span m='54290'>major</span> <span m='55320'>and then</span> <span m='55740'>became</span> <span m='56170'>an</span> <span m='56250'>English</span> <span m='56560'>major.</span> <span m='57740'>And</span> <span m='58190'>I</span> <span m='58310'>graduated</span> <span m='58610'>with</span> <span m='58910'>a</span> <span m='59280'>degree</span> <span m='59550'>in</span> <span m='59650'>English</span> <span m='59960'>literature</span> <span m='60440'>so</span> <span m='60640'>I</span> <span m='60770'>read</span> <span m='61030'>a</span> <span m='61090'>lot.</span> </p><p><span m='61940'>And</span> <span m='63580'>low and</span> <span m='63880'>behold,</span> <span m='64459'>when</span> <span m='64610'>I</span> <span m='64629'>went</span> <span m='64840'>into</span> <span m='64980'>the</span> <span m='65060'>workforce,</span> <span m='65770'>I</span> <span m='66230'>ended</span> <span m='66480'>up</span> <span m='66620'>back</span> <span m='66900'>in</span> <span m='67020'>journalism.</span> <span m='67425'>So</span> <span m='67830'>now I'm</span> <span m='68173'>an editor.</span> <span m='68860'>But</span> <span m='69040'>it's</span> <span m='69550'>funny</span> <span m='69790'>how</span> <span m='69920'>things</span> <span m='70300'>all</span> <span m='70840'>kind of</span> <span m='70900'>come</span> <span m='71100'>around like that.</span> </p><p><span m='72130'>A</span> <span m='72730'>couple</span> <span m='73000'>things</span> <span m='73420'>are</span> <span m='73880'>don't</span> <span m='74090'>take</span> <span m='74260'>time</span> <span m='74520'>off</span> <span m='76520'>because</span> <span m='77520'>then</span> <span m='77860'>you</span> <span m='78050'>end</span> <span m='78330'>up</span> <span m='78510'>wishing</span> <span m='78940'>that</span> <span m='79100'>you</span> <span m='79240'>were</span> <span m='79410'>already</span> <span m='79680'>somewhere.</span> <span m='80460'>So</span> <span m='81140'>if</span> <span m='81230'>you</span> <span m='81400'>want</span> <span m='81610'>to</span> <span m='81650'>go</span> <span m='81810'>to</span> <span m='81890'>college,</span> <span m='82450'>then</span> <span m='83100'>go</span> <span m='83280'>to</span> <span m='83370'>college</span> <span m='83755'>and</span> <span m='84140'>keep</span> <span m='84526'>working.</span> <span m='86100'>Just</span> <span m='86340'>get</span> <span m='86510'>all</span> <span m='86720'>of</span> <span m='86830'>your</span> <span m='87370'>core</span> <span m='87650'>classes</span> <span m='88100'>out</span> <span m='88260'>of</span> <span m='88310'>the</span> <span m='88390'>way.</span> <span m='89210'>Get</span> <span m='89490'>all of</span> <span m='89760'>the</span> <span m='89850'>prereqs</span> <span m='90470'>out of the</span> <span m='90750'>way.</span> <span m='91800'>And</span> <span m='92320'>then</span> <span m='92570'>at</span> <span m='92640'>the</span> <span m='92750'>end,</span> <span m='93210'>like with</span> <span m='93530'>me,</span> <span m='93750'>I</span> <span m='93830'>switched</span> <span m='94280'>my degree</span> <span m='94510'>15</span> <span m='94900'>times,</span> <span m='95695'>I'd</span> <span m='95960'>already</span> <span m='96230'>done</span> <span m='96790'>all</span> <span m='97030'>of</span> <span m='97150'>the</span> <span m='97260'>required</span> <span m='97740'>classes</span> <span m='98260'>and</span> <span m='98420'>I'd</span> <span m='98500'>done</span> <span m='98730'>a</span> <span m='98820'>lot</span> <span m='99230'>of</span> <span m='99705'>core</span> <span m='99990'>classes</span> <span m='100360'>so</span> <span m='100500'>everything</span> <span m='100920'>I</span> <span m='101060'>had</span> <span m='101450'>left to</span> <span m='101580'>do</span> <span m='101750'>was</span> <span m='101950'>just</span> <span m='102255'>of</span> <span m='102560'>interest</span> <span m='102845'>to me,</span> <span m='103130'>and</span> <span m='103350'>it</span> <span m='103400'>was</span> <span m='103590'>fun</span> <span m='103890'>and</span> <span m='104000'>it</span> <span m='104070'>went</span> <span m='104230'>really</span> <span m='104470'>fast.</span> <span m='104835'>And</span> <span m='105200'>I</span> <span m='105360'>did</span> <span m='105550'>really</span> <span m='105780'>well.</span> </p><p><span m='107480'>But</span> <span m='108010'>a</span> <span m='108500'>bunch of</span> <span m='108720'>my</span> <span m='108860'>friends</span> <span m='109180'>have</span> <span m='109260'>taken</span> <span m='109540'>time</span> <span m='109820'>off</span> <span m='110100'>and</span> <span m='111270'>one</span> <span m='111620'>year</span> <span m='111770'>turns</span> <span m='111950'>into</span> <span m='112210'>two</span> <span m='112330'>years</span> <span m='112600'>really</span> <span m='112800'>fast</span> <span m='113360'>and</span> <span m='113500'>then</span> <span m='113630'>it</span> <span m='113710'>turns</span> <span m='113960'>into</span> <span m='114100'>five</span> <span m='114420'>years.</span> <span m='114810'>And</span> <span m='114930'>then,</span> <span m='115260'>you</span> <span m='115390'>know,</span> <span m='115740'>I'm</span> <span m='115930'>27,</span> <span m='117060'>my</span> <span m='117190'>friends</span> <span m='117470'>are</span> <span m='117530'>27</span> <span m='119630'>and</span> <span m='120060'>haven't</span> <span m='120680'>started.</span> <span m='122360'>But</span> <span m='122600'>they</span> <span m='123070'>want</span> <span m='123370'>to</span> <span m='123500'>and</span> <span m='123620'>they</span> <span m='123640'>want</span> <span m='123820'>to</span> <span m='123870'>make</span> <span m='124040'>big</span> <span m='124230'>bucks</span> <span m='124590'>and</span> <span m='124810'>they</span> <span m='124900'>want</span> <span m='125090'>to</span> <span m='125130'>be</span> <span m='125250'>pharmacologist</span> <span m='126020'>and</span> <span m='126170'>stuff,</span> <span m='126610'>but</span> <span m='126980'>that's</span> <span m='127300'>10</span> <span m='127510'>years</span> <span m='127740'>worth</span> <span m='127820'>of</span> <span m='127930'>school.</span> <span m='129119'>So</span> <span m='129470'>before</span> <span m='129590'>you</span> <span m='129690'>know it,</span> <span m='130800'>it's</span> <span m='131090'>going</span> <span m='131425'>to be</span> <span m='131760'>10</span> <span m='131940'>years</span> <span m='132150'>out from</span> <span m='132350'>high</span> <span m='132550'>school.</span> <span m='132870'>So</span> <span m='133770'>just</span> <span m='134140'>keep</span> <span m='134350'>on</span> <span m='134530'>grinding.</span> <span m='134810'>I know</span> <span m='134870'>it</span> <span m='135090'>sucks</span> <span m='135390'>but</span> <span m='135690'>it's</span> <span m='135990'>worth</span> <span m='136290'>it</span> <span m='136590'>in the end.</span> </p>","file":{"id":305206,"video_id":"2791285143001","name":"1407-Brandon-AssocEditorPublishing1","duration":138252,"thumbnail_url":null}});