News Editor

Commercial Editor

Sports Editor

Feature Editor

Literary Editor

Chief Editor

Assistant Editor

Leader Writer

Minimum Preferably Bachelor?s degree or diploma in Journalism or Mass Communication

Not Applicable

The tasks an Editor is expected to perform include:

Editing of newspapers, journals, books and leading articles on contemporary events

Planning layout of publications

Assigning and coordinating work of different sections and staff such as sub editor, reporter, photographer, etc.

Examining andscrutinizingwritten material

Editing reports of meetings, important events, etc. received from correspondents for publication

Writing leading articles on important subjects or events in accordance with prescribed policy

Proficient in preparing, rewriting and editing copy to improve readability, or supervise others

Adept at reading copy or proof to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax

Knowledge of verifying facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources

Well-versed with reviewing and approving proofs submitted by composing room prior to publication production

Knowledge of publication production, including artwork, layout, computer typesetting, and printing, ensuring adherence to deadlines and budget requirements

Adept at developing story or content ideas, considering reader or audience appeal

Proficient in assigning topics, events and stories to individual writers or reporters for coverage

Well-versed with arrangement for copyright permissions

Proficient in monitoring news-gathering operations to ensure utilization of all news sources, such as press releases, telephone contacts, radio, television, wire services, and other reporters

Well-versed with making manuscript acceptance or revision recommendations to the publisher

Not Applicable

Good writing skills

Attention to detail

Inquisitive nature

Interested in current affairs

Visualization skills

Time management skills

Eye for detail

Computer skills

It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is available

Working hours

Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 6/7 days a week. This may vary from company to company

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards like body ache, joint pain, fatigue, stress, overexertion, etc.

For freshers -INR8,000 toINR12,000 per month

For candidates with 2 - 4 years of experience ?INR20,000 toINR25,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Media and Entertainment Industry in India

The Media and Entertainment industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the country. The television segment in India accounts for over 40% of the revenues. It also contributes to above 35% of the revenues to the Indian advertising industry. The Print segment in India, with a readership base of over 250 million, is estimated to be the second largest print market in the world.

The current employment across Media & Entertainment sector is estimated to be over 1 million persons (in terms of direct employment only). The Private Final Consumption Expenditure (PFCE) on Entertainment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13% to 14% between 2008 and 2022.

Approximately 63,000 people work in the print industry in the content gathering and editing/ pagination roles.

Keeping in mind the current employment, and the expected growth in different segments in the industry, we project that the total employment in the Media and Entertainment industry would increase from about 1 to 1.1 million persons in 2008 to about 4 to 4.1 million persons in 2022, which translates to an incremental human resource requirement of about 3 million persons. According to MESC-Skills Gap Study, the estimated employment in the print industry in editing roles till 2017 is around 74,900 people. All these factors mean that there will be a huge demand of Editors across towns and cities in India.

Newspaper groups across India

News agencies and news bureaus across India

Magazines and journals in English and vernacular languages across India

In-house publications of large corporate houses across India

Towns and cities across India

Will be updated

Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC)

Mass Communication Research Centre (MCRC)

The Asian College Of Journalism-ACJ

Amity School of Journalism & Communication

Wigan & Leigh College

Sardar Patel College of Communication & Management

EMPI Institute of Advertising & Communication

YMCA Centre for Mass Media

South Delhi Polytechnic for Women

Will be updated