Editorial Assistant

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Editorial assistants play a support role in the planning and production of written materials. They are junior members of an editorial team and often; liaise with contributors like photographers and writers, perform research, complete administrative tasks, proof read and provide any other general assistance required by the editor or publisher.

Many editors, publishers and journalists begin their careers as editorial assistants as it is a role that provides the opportunity to observe and become familiar with industry practices and make useful contacts. A bachelor's degree in communications, journalism or arts is usually sufficient for an entry-level position such as this. Relevant arts majors may include writing, English and media studies.