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Based on 38 responses, the job of Editor has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.53 out of 5. On average, Editors are highly satisfied with their job.
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Q: What is it like working as an Editor?

February 2019
You never switch off.
Editor in Nottingham:
Pros: Contact with the community and producing a good paper each month
Cons: Not appreciated and this is reflected in the wage
June 2021
Editor in St. Louis:
Pros: The flexibility and work from home options. The benefits are decent. The people are the best part.
Cons: The culture is overbearing and I don't feel there is upward mobility for someone in my role.
May 2015
Pros: Exposure to a variety of topics. The chance to exercise my pedantic love for grammar and syntax.
Cons: Editing children's stories for a long time can really make you feel a little dumber.
July 2015
Go to different school.
Be ready to put in long hours abut enjoyable time working.
September 2015
Be accurate in your work.
Always be accurate in your work and just be smart in your work and be straightforward in your talk.
November 2015
Pros: The people are great to work with. And the culture is amazing.
Cons: The commute to and from work is way too long.
November 2015
Stress Level.
Pros: 1. When I do get a good story tip or idea, I feel I'm making a difference in the community and through my writing. 2. I get a chance to cover a variety of things and meet many interesting people, so it's never boring. 3. I can pitch ideas for stories or projects and I frequently do, but unfortunately the suggestions aren't taken unless they fit the company's specific business model.
Cons: 1. The long hours, including nights and weekends. 2. The company's inflexible attitude towards new ideas, particularly ones that look toward the future of journalism. The company cares more about how our newspapers make the towns look good more than real, hardcore journalism. (The best way I can describe it is a PR company posing as a newspaper group.) 3. The low pay, but honestly if I had the creative freedom to do more complex stories, this wouldn't be as bothersome.