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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
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For the 2012 - 2014 period, job opportunities in the Montreal region are expected to be fair for this occupation.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 08 – Apr 12, 2013
- A division of video gaming studio Electronic Arts in Montréal, Playing Manthis, is putting an end to its operations, leading to the loss of 200 jobs (available in French only)
Week of Mar 18 – Mar 22, 2013
- Vert.com, a computer data hosting and storage company, has set up shop in Saint-Laurent's Technoparc; the project is estimated at $20M. Twenty-some jobs were created during the first phase of the project. (available in French only)
- Wavefront, a research and informatics company, in partnership with the Centre de recherche informatique de Montréal, will inaugurate the first library for wireless devices in Montréal, which is mainly intended for developers (available in French only)
Week of Feb 25 – Mar 01, 2013
- Two European special effects companies will soon open studios in Montréal: Moving Picture Company (MPC) and BUF are launching an expansion and plan to hire workers (available in French only)
Week of Feb 18 – Feb 22, 2013
- Aptitude X, a new 3D and video game design studio, announced that it is opening shop in Montréal and preparing to hire about twenty people (available in French only)
- Visceral Games, a division of the Electronic Arts video games studio in Montréal, is shutting down, with the loss of about one hundred jobs (available in French only)
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