How to Become a Web Editor

Web Editor Job Description

Web editors are responsible for the content displayed on a website. They must plan, research, write copy and edit the content of a website. Web editors may work for an organization or be employed on a contractual basis. 



Web Editor Job Duties

  • May liaise with content writers, web designers, web developers, webmasters, photographers, marketing professionals and other personnel
  • Must have thorough understanding of the website’s audience
  • Develop copyright, editorial and data protection policies and procedures
  • May liaise with colleagues or clients to ensure style and presentation are appropriate
  • Create new content and present it in an interesting and appealing manner
  • Commission photographers
  • Source images and photographs from the internet and other resources
  • Plan the style of copy required and the frequency with which it will need updating



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