Career Details

Newspaper Editor

Career Overview

A newspaper editor may decide what stories will be printed in the paper, assign stories to reporters, and review/edit these stories before publication.


A four-year bachelor's degree in journalism, English, communications, or a related field is likely necessary to obtain this position.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$29,000 /yr
$57,000 /yr
$111,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Journalism
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Writing
  • Communication
  • Take as many college-prep courses as possible!
  • History
Future Outlook

Job opportunities are continuing to decline in number for newspaper editors. There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location.

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Work Environment

Newspaper editors may work for newspapers or online news sources,


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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