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Editors review, evaluate and edit manuscripts, articles, news reports and other material for publication, broadcast or interactive media and co-ordinate the activities of writers, journalists and other staff. They are employed by publishing firms, magazines, journals, newspapers, radio and television networks and stations, and by companies and government departments that produce publications such as newsletters, handbooks, manuals and Web sites. Editors may also work on a freelance basis.
advertising editor, associate editor, contributing editor, copy editor, editor, editorial consultant, literary editor, manuscript editor, news editor, news service editor, sports editor, technical editor.
- Evaluate suitability of manuscripts, articles, news copy and wire service dispatches for publication, broadcast or electronic media and recommend or make changes in content, style and organization
- Read and edit copy to be published or broadcast to detect and correct errors in spelling, grammar and syntax, and shorten or lengthen copy as space or time requires
- Confer with authors, staff writers, reporters and others regarding revisions to copy
- Plan and implement layout or format of copy according to space or time allocations and significance of copy
- Plan and co-ordinate activities of staff and assure production deadlines are met
- Plan coverage of upcoming events and assign work accordingly
- Write or prepare introductions, marketing and promotional materials, biographical notes, indexes and other text
- May negotiate royalties with authors and arrange for payment of freelance staff.
Editors may specialize in a particular subject area, such as news, sports or features, or in a particular type of publication, such as books, magazines, newspapers or manuals.
Outlook & Prospects for Editors in Montréal Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Montréal Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2012-11-20|
For the 2012 - 2014 period, job opportunities in the Montreal region are expected to be fair for this occupation.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 11 - Nov 15, 2013
- Yellow Pages Group, a subsidiary of Yellow Media is announcing the elimination of 300 positions in Montr¿al between late 2013 and early 2014. This restructuring will affect the print media division as well as support positions. (available in French only)
- Ubisoft, a French video game designer, announced the creation of a new online gaming studio in Montréal. This expansion will require a $373M investment and will allow the company to create 500 jobs in the next seven years. (available in French only)
- Marie-Clarac Hospital in Montréal announced the opening of a palliative care pavillion in March 2014. This project, estimated at $28M, will add 45 hospital beds. (available in French only)
- Warner Brothers Games, a video game studio, announced the expansion of its operations in Montréal, which will help create about 100 jobs. For this project, the company will invest $63M over five years. (available in French only)
- The Moving Picture Company (MPC), a subsidiary of the French company, Technicolor, will be opening a special effects studio in Montréal in late October. It expects to hire 200 people over the next three years. (available in French only)
- Ankama, a French video game studio, is opening an office in Montréal and will be hiring some 30 people in the coming months to develop a new game (available in French only)
- Hibernum, a Montréal video game developer, will be hiring some 40 people by year's end. The company specializes in games for iOS, Android and online platforms and has apparently secured major contracts. (available in French only)
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