What is an Assistant Editor?


Assistant Editor Job Description

Assistant editors are responsible for assisting a publication editor with various tasks, including reviewing copy, performing fact checking research and other related duties.



Typical Job Duties

• Conduct fact-checking research

• Provide writers with suggestions regarding how to improve the composition

• Provide administrative support to the editor

• Maintain production schedules

• Perform data entry and database searches 

• May review and evaluate manuscripts and other such compositions

• Provide the editor with reports pertaining to project completion status



Scholarships for Becoming an Assistant Editor

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as an Assistant Editor. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our English Scholarships and Journalism Scholarships pages.


Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for getting into this line of work. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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