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NEWSPAPER PUBLISHER, IN-DEPTH: It's Not A Job, It's A Hobby

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Marvin, a newspaper publisher, describes the challenges of his job, what he likes most, his key decisions, how difficult getting into the industry is, and work-life balance. He decided to go into journalism because he was told that journalism had the highest ethics, an idea that he was really fond of. He tells us that he does his job for love of the work, which makes it a hobby and an art as opposed to a job.

Degree: Journalism
Job Title: Newspaper Publisher

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.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

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.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$30,000 - $100,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Problem solving skills, Creativity, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Teamwork, People skills, Networking

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m='20850'>subject.</span> <span m='21880'>People</span> <span m='22230'>read</span> <span m='22480'>it,</span> <span m='23340'>and</span> <span m='23460'>people</span> <span m='24020'>get</span> <span m='24250'>influenced</span> <span m='24660'>by</span> <span m='24800'>you,</span> <span m='26010'>and</span> <span m='26150'>that</span> <span m='26410'>is</span> <span m='26630'>somehow</span> <span m='28270'>very</span> <span m='28500'>satisfying.</span> <span m='29940'>As</span> <span m='30040'>an</span> <span m='30180'>editor,</span> <span m='30830'>as</span> <span m='30990'>a</span> <span m='31040'>publisher,</span> <span m='32070'>you</span> <span m='32490'>do</span> <span m='33340'>pick</span> <span m='33790'>what</span> <span m='33940'>you</span> <span m='34090'>like,</span> <span m='34620'>and</span> <span m='34800'>that</span> <span m='35770'>also</span> <span m='36880'>develops</span> <span m='37460'>your</span> <span m='37680'>own</span> <span m='41170'>personality.</span> <span m='43570'>It</span> <span m='44130'>defines</span> <span m='44540'>you,</span> <span m='46050'>and</span> <span m='46210'>you</span> <span m='47530'>give</span> <span m='47740'>the</span> <span m='47850'>people</span> <span m='48400'>something</span> <span m='49500'>that</span> <span m='50160'>nobody</span> <span m='50640'>else</span> <span m='50920'>is</span> <span m='51080'>doing</span> <span m='51990'>versus</span> <span m='52630'>most</span> <span m='53220'>of</span> <span m='53350'>the</span> <span m='53420'>media</span> <span m='54370'>who</span> <span m='55230'>give</span> <span m='55540'>you</span> <span m='56400'>almost</span> <span m='56740'>all</span> <span m='56840'>the</span> <span m='56970'>same</span> <span m='58940'>what</span> <span m='59150'>everybody</span> <span m='59610'>else</span> <span m='59880'>is</span> <span m='60020'>giving</span> <span m='60280'>you.</span> <span m='60920'>It's</span> <span m='61100'>just</span> <span m='61290'>a</span> <span m='61450'>repetition.</span> </p><p><span m='63420'>The</span> <span m='63520'>most</span> <span m='63690'>challenging</span> <span m='64379'>about</span> <span m='64580'>my</span> <span m='64690'>job</span> <span m='65269'>is</span> <span m='65620'>that</span> <span m='66260'>you</span> <span m='66430'>never</span> <span m='66660'>stop</span> <span m='66960'>working.</span> <span m='69300'>You</span> <span m='69480'>always</span> <span m='69850'>work,</span> <span m='71440'>but</span> <span m='72300'>it's</span> <span m='72460'>not</span> <span m='72620'>work.</span> <span m='74110'>It's</span> <span m='74280'>actually</span> <span m='74730'>a</span> <span m='74760'>hobby.</span> <span m='75960'>When</span> <span m='76400'>you</span> <span m='76630'>do</span> <span m='76860'>it</span> <span m='77250'>for</span> <span m='77510'>the</span> <span m='77680'>love,</span> <span m='80000'>do</span> <span m='80100'>what</span> <span m='80280'>you're</span> <span m='80380'>doing,</span> <span m='81090'>it's</span> <span m='81240'>not</span> <span m='81340'>a</span> <span m='81420'>job,</span> <span m='82500'>it's a</span> <span m='82650'>hobby.</span> <span m='83590'>It's</span> <span m='83670'>an</span> <span m='83820'>art.</span> <span m='85090'>So</span> <span m='85560'>you're</span> <span m='85750'>not</span> <span m='85890'>working,</span> <span m='86290'>you're</span> <span m='86550'>always</span> <span m='87920'>creating</span> <span m='88290'>art.</span> </p><p><span m='89170'>The</span> <span m='89290'>key</span> <span m='89670'>decision</span> <span m='90010'>was</span> <span m='90450'>that</span> <span m='90780'>one</span> <span m='91120'>day</span> <span m='91430'>somebody</span> <span m='91990'>said--</span> <span m='93110'>because</span> <span m='93290'>I</span> <span m='93330'>wanted</span> <span m='93580'>to</span> <span m='93670'>study</span> <span m='94000'>law--</span> <span m='95470'>but</span> <span m='95630'>somebody</span> <span m='95990'>said</span> <span m='96380'>that</span> <span m='97790'>the</span> <span m='97990'>ethics</span> <span m='98410'>in</span> <span m='98510'>journalism</span> <span m='100330'>was</span> <span m='100520'>the</span> <span m='100600'>highest</span> <span m='102950'>or</span> <span m='103210'>higher</span> <span m='103910'>than</span> <span m='105210'>of</span> <span m='105660'>a</span> <span m='105910'>lawyer,</span> <span m='107270'>and</span> <span m='107420'>I</span> <span m='107450'>liked</span> <span m='107780'>that.</span> <span m='108460'>And</span> <span m='108570'>not</span> <span m='108710'>only</span> <span m='108910'>that</span> <span m='109150'>because</span> <span m='109530'>also</span> <span m='110260'>my</span> <span m='110410'>father</span> <span m='111720'>was</span> <span m='112130'>a</span> <span m='112210'>journalist,</span> <span m='113790'>and</span> <span m='116240'>I</span> <span m='116360'>remember</span> <span m='116780'>him,</span> <span m='117220'>his</span> <span m='117670'>style,</span> <span m='118650'>the</span> <span m='118780'>way</span> <span m='119010'>he</span> <span m='119270'>talked</span> <span m='120310'>to</span> <span m='120400'>people,</span> <span m='121440'>the</span> <span m='121570'>way</span> <span m='121890'>people</span> <span m='122930'>refer</span> <span m='124980'>to</span> <span m='125300'>him.</span> <span m='129250'>What's</span> <span m='129500'>interesting,</span> <span m='130220'>I</span> <span m='130360'>create</span> <span m='131670'>the</span> <span m='131800'>job</span> <span m='132060'>for</span> <span m='132200'>myself,</span> <span m='133860'>so</span> <span m='134930'>I</span> <span m='135070'>don't</span> <span m='135640'>go</span> <span m='136010'>to</span> <span m='136210'>anybody.</span> <span m='139110'>I</span> <span m='139300'>own</span> <span m='139520'>my</span> <span m='139630'>own</span> <span m='139790'>destiny.</span> <span m='141160'>I</span> <span m='141910'>decide</span> <span m='144270'>what</span> <span m='144480'>I'm</span> <span m='144570'>going</span> <span m='144690'>to</span> <span m='144770'>do,</span> <span m='146060'>what</span> <span m='146330'>I</span> <span m='146370'>want</span> <span m='146620'>to</span> <span m='146720'>do,</span> <span m='148700'>and</span> <span m='149060'>how</span> <span m='149260'>I'm</span> <span m='149370'>going</span> <span m='149560'>to</span> <span m='149630'>do</span> <span m='149860'>it,</span> <span m='150470'>when.</span> <span m='151740'>So</span> <span m='153260'>it's</span> <span m='153410'>a</span> <span m='153470'>matter</span> <span m='153820'>of</span> <span m='153960'>me</span> <span m='154260'>wanting</span> <span m='154680'>to</span> <span m='154800'>do</span> <span m='155010'>something</span> <span m='155800'>and</span> <span m='156000'>execute</span> <span m='156510'>it.</span> <span m='157710'>In</span> <span m='157870'>that</span> <span m='158340'>nobody's</span> <span m='159260'>telling</span> <span m='159520'>me</span> <span m='159620'>what</span> <span m='159770'>to</span> <span m='159870'>do,</span> <span m='160050'>so</span> <span m='160190'>I</span> <span m='160310'>don't</span> <span m='160490'>go</span> <span m='160630'>find</span> <span m='161090'>jobs.</span> <span m='163430'>I</span> <span m='163550'>created</span> <span m='163940'>my</span> <span m='164030'>own</span> <span m='164210'>job,</span> <span m='164640'>and</span> <span m='165000'>this</span> <span m='165140'>is</span> <span m='165260'>my</span> <span m='165460'>job,</span> <span m='165870'>which</span> <span m='166080'>is</span> <span m='166180'>my</span> <span m='166360'>hobby.</span> </p><p><span m='167220'>I</span> <span m='167300'>think</span> <span m='167660'>my</span> <span m='167870'>job,</span> <span m='169070'>or</span> <span m='169200'>my</span> <span m='169330'>hobby,</span> <span m='170110'>it's</span> <span m='170290'>also</span> <span m='171480'>part</span> <span m='171660'>of</span> <span m='171720'>my</span> <span m='171870'>fun,</span> <span m='172830'>my</span> <span m='173000'>social</span> <span m='173360'>life.</span> <span m='174090'>So</span> <span m='175120'>everything</span> <span m='175650'>is</span> <span m='175820'>one</span> <span m='176080'>thing.</span> <span m='176500'>I</span> <span m='176670'>mean,</span> <span m='176930'>all</span> <span m='177270'>is</span> <span m='177980'>in</span> <span m='178260'>one</span> <span m='179380'>single--</span> <span m='180960'>everything</span> <span m='181380'>is</span> <span m='181730'>executed</span> <span m='182340'>in</span> <span m='182450'>one</span> <span m='182580'>single</span> <span m='182910'>action.</span> <span m='183860'>You have</span> <span m='184110'>fun,</span> <span m='184610'>you</span> <span m='184870'>have</span> <span m='185130'>social</span> <span m='185520'>life,</span> <span m='186170'>you</span> <span m='186250'>have</span> <span m='186410'>a</span> <span m='186480'>job,</span> <span m='186950'>and</span> <span m='187210'>you</span> <span m='187400'>have</span> <span m='187670'>a</span> <span m='188090'>hobby.</span> <span m='188530'>So</span> <span m='189010'>it's</span> <span m='189970'>up</span> <span m='190270'>to</span> <span m='190310'>you.</span> </p>","file":{"id":378746,"video_id":"3374339857001","name":"2321-Marvin-NewspaperPublisher2 In-depth","duration":191240,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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