A publication's editorial staff which is responsible for taking content from writers and presenting them in an interesting, readable format. Working under the supervision of a senior editor, an editorial assistant is a part of the editorial staff that takes on a range of tasks such as proofreading, copywriting, aiding in final design and layout, and maintaining correspondence with writers. In addition, the editorial assistant often executes basic office duties when required, such as answering phones and greeting visitors.
Editorial Assistant Tasks
Track, analyze, and report on submissions, authors, and responses to pieces.
Assist with monitoring and editing content and communicating with writers.
Provide administrative assistance like filing, correspondence, maintaining calendars, and preparing materials.
Perform copy edits to enforce conformance with organizational standards and guidelines.