What is an Editorial Writer?


Editorial Writer Job Description

Editorial writers compose opinion pieces that comment on topics of public or reader interest. Editorial writers must compose pieces that align with and represent the viewpoints of the publication which employs them.



Typical Job Duties

• Prepare articles based on assignment or personal initiative

• Advise editor regarding possible subject matter for editorial pieces

• Use personal knowledge and research of subject matter to compose articles

• Confer with editor to ensure the article aligns with the viewpoints of the publication

• May specialize in a particular field, such as politics, sports, religion, international affairs, finance, politics and other subjects



Scholarships for Becoming an Editorial Writer

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


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming an Editorial Writer. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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