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EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, IN-DEPTH: Know How To Prioritize

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Kirin, an editorial director, describes the challenges of her job at a startup. She tells us that to be able to succeed at a startup, you have to be capable of juggling multiple priorities and multiple demands on your time as they tend to have a small team for a great deal of work.

Degree: Political Science - Migration and Ethnic Studies
Job Title: Editorial Director
Employer: LAUNCH Media

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
Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Creativity, Detail oriented, People skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Problem solving skills, Networking, Teamwork
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<span m='13120'>directions</span> <span m='13540'>as</span> <span m='13650'>well,</span> <span m='13930'>so</span> <span m='14170'>then</span> <span m='14390'>my</span> <span m='14560'>challenge,</span> <span m='15050'>of</span> <span m='15090'>course,</span> <span m='15460'>is</span> <span m='15560'>to</span> <span m='15660'>figure</span> <span m='15920'>out</span> <span m='16260'>what's</span> <span m='16480'>most</span> <span m='16710'>important,</span> <span m='17140'>and</span> <span m='17200'>what</span> <span m='17370'>I</span> <span m='17450'>need</span> <span m='17620'>to</span> <span m='17700'>do</span> <span m='17850'>first.</span> <span m='19320'>And</span> <span m='19600'>we</span> <span m='19830'>are a</span> <span m='20010'>small,</span> <span m='20470'>lean,</span> <span m='20710'>scrappy</span> <span m='21080'>team.</span> <span m='21490'>There</span> <span m='21690'>are</span> <span m='21790'>not</span> <span m='22020'>enough</span> <span m='22200'>people</span> <span m='22520'>to</span> <span m='22610'>do</span> <span m='22770'>probably</span> <span m='23360'>the</span> <span m='23430'>amount</span> <span m='23650'>of</span> <span m='23730'>work</span> <span m='24060'>that we</span> <span m='24200'>do,</span> <span m='25140'>and</span> <span m='25430'>so</span> <span m='26670'>at some</span> <span m='26770'>point,</span> <span m='27120'>of</span> <span m='27230'>course,</span> <span m='27540'>you</span> <span m='27620'>have</span> <span m='27820'>to</span> <span m='27920'>call</span> <span m='28150'>it</span> <span m='29250'>it</span> <span m='29460'>a day.</span> <span m='29690'>Right?</span> <span m='30090'>You can't</span> <span m='30500'>work</span> <span m='30690'>24/7.</span> </p><p><span m='31120'>You</span> <span m='31550'>need</span> <span m='31780'>to</span> <span m='31890'>get</span> <span m='32060'>your</span> <span m='32189'>rest,</span> <span m='32430'>you</span> <span m='32490'>need</span> <span m='32689'>to</span> <span m='32780'>be</span> <span m='32990'>able</span> <span m='33610'>to</span> <span m='33770'>recharge</span> <span m='34350'>and</span> <span m='34470'>go</span> <span m='34610'>back</span> <span m='34990'>the</span> <span m='35060'>next</span> <span m='35280'>day,</span> <span m='35700'>and</span> <span m='36760'>try</span> <span m='37030'>and</span> <span m='37070'>crush</span> <span m='37440'>it</span> <span m='37520'>all</span> <span m='37720'>over</span> <span m='37950'>again.</span> <span m='39440'>But</span> <span m='39870'>it's</span> <span m='40010'>really</span> <span m='40310'>important</span> <span m='40840'>to</span> <span m='41050'>know</span> <span m='42500'>how</span> <span m='42770'>to</span> <span m='42840'>prioritize</span> <span m='43470'>things,</span> <span m='43860'>how</span> <span m='44110'>to</span> <span m='44660'>decide</span> <span m='45150'>what</span> <span m='45320'>can</span> <span m='45440'>wait</span> <span m='45650'>until</span> <span m='45880'>tomorrow,</span> <span m='46320'>not</span> <span m='46680'>that you</span> <span m='46790'>want</span> <span m='46990'>to</span> <span m='47030'>put</span> <span m='47260'>things</span> <span m='47540'>off,</span> <span m='47790'>right?</span> <span m='47990'>Because</span> <span m='48130'>procrastination</span> <span m='48840'>is</span> <span m='48980'>just</span> <span m='49200'>as</span> <span m='49330'>bad</span> <span m='49760'>in the</span> <span m='50020'>working</span> <span m='50410'>world</span> <span m='50630'>as</span> <span m='50700'>when</span> <span m='50830'>you're a</span> <span m='50990'>student,</span> <span m='51350'>right?</span> <span m='52320'>Things</span> <span m='52530'>will</span> <span m='52680'>catch</span> <span m='52890'>up</span> <span m='52970'>with you</span> <span m='53080'>eventually.</span> </p><p><span m='53650'>You</span> <span m='53730'>do</span> <span m='53860'>need</span> <span m='54060'>to</span> <span m='54150'>get your</span> <span m='54390'>work</span> <span m='54660'>done,</span> <span m='55470'>but</span> <span m='55620'>just</span> <span m='55910'>knowing</span> <span m='56240'>what</span> <span m='56380'>needs</span> <span m='56540'>to</span> <span m='56640'>be</span> <span m='56740'>done,</span> <span m='56970'>and</span> <span m='57060'>knowing</span> <span m='57960'>whose</span> <span m='59510'>priorities</span> <span m='60160'>are</span> <span m='60230'>most</span> <span m='60480'>important.</span> <span m='61050'>So</span> <span m='61410'>in</span> <span m='61490'>my</span> <span m='61650'>case,</span> <span m='62120'>I</span> <span m='62220'>have</span> <span m='62250'>a</span> <span m='62300'>very</span> <span m='62580'>demanding</span> <span m='63540'>entrepreneur</span> <span m='64010'>that</span> <span m='64200'>I work</span> <span m='64410'>for.</span> <span m='64900'>If</span> <span m='65060'>he</span> <span m='65230'>asks</span> <span m='65530'>me</span> <span m='65640'>for</span> <span m='65820'>something,</span> <span m='66390'>you</span> <span m='66800'>bet</span> <span m='66990'>I'm</span> <span m='67060'>going</span> <span m='67180'>to</span> <span m='67240'>do</span> <span m='67380'>that</span> <span m='67600'>before</span> <span m='67920'>I do this</span> <span m='67960'>other</span> <span m='68230'>thing</span> <span m='68370'>that I</span> <span m='68610'>know</span> <span m='68830'>also</span> <span m='69170'>has</span> <span m='69400'>to</span> <span m='69490'>be</span> <span m='69640'>done,</span> <span m='69890'>right?</span> </p><p><span m='70540'>So</span> <span m='70790'>there's</span> <span m='71040'>lots</span> <span m='71920'>of</span> <span m='72420'>things</span> <span m='72630'>that</span> <span m='72690'>you</span> <span m='72780'>have</span> <span m='73000'>to</span> <span m='73090'>be</span> <span m='73660'>constantly</span> <span m='74200'>thinking</span> <span m='74550'>about,</span> <span m='74830'>constantly</span> <span m='75370'>aware</span> <span m='75730'>of,</span> <span m='76450'>and</span> <span m='76690'>people</span> <span m='76940'>demanding</span> <span m='77310'>on your</span> <span m='77480'>time.</span> <span m='78530'>And</span> <span m='78780'>you're</span> <span m='78920'>just--</span> <span m='79700'>if</span> <span m='79870'>you</span> <span m='80010'>haven't</span> <span m='80720'>ever</span> <span m='80960'>had</span> <span m='81180'>a</span> <span m='81220'>work</span> <span m='81450'>experience</span> <span m='81930'>where you've</span> <span m='82110'>had</span> <span m='82370'>to</span> <span m='82490'>juggle</span> <span m='82770'>multiple</span> <span m='83140'>priorities</span> <span m='83780'>and</span> <span m='83890'>multiple</span> <span m='85020'>demands</span> <span m='85450'>on your</span> <span m='85640'>time,</span> <span m='86680'>then</span> <span m='86840'>you're</span> <span m='86950'>going</span> <span m='87050'>to</span> <span m='87090'>have</span> <span m='87200'>a</span> <span m='87230'>really</span> <span m='87440'>tough</span> <span m='87610'>time</span> <span m='87910'>at a</span> <span m='88210'>start-up.</span> </p>","file":{"id":255769,"video_id":"2700278154001","name":"69781896","duration":89215,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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