Newsletter Editor

We're looking for people who:

are skilled producing written communication and can work with other creative individuals.

What you will do:

You will work with writers and graphic designers to publish newsletters containing news articles, interviews, opinion pieces, pictures, and graphics. Some specific tasks you will be asked to complete include:

  • Properly arrange print space to create attractive layouts
  • Edit submitted work for correct grammar, spelling, tone, length, and appropriate content
  • Oversee publication process to meet deadlines
  • Interview and hire writers and artists
  • Meet with clients and/or company staff to confirm newsletter content meets the client's expectations

Knowledge required for this job:

  • Ability to communicate effectively using appropriate grammar, spelling, and writing style
  • Ability to use words, images, and layout to convey messages and ideas
  • Satisfying customer needs and expectations
  • Understanding intelletural property laws (such as writing and artworks) and copyright issues

Skills required for this job:

  • Reading and understanding written materials
  • Writing and editing
  • Ability to get team members to work toward deadlines
  • Collaborating with other creative team members
  • Critical thinking to explore optional solutions for problems
  • Good time management

What education you need:

Most jobs require a bachelor's degree.
Most of the people (84.5%) ages 25-44 who currently hold this kind of job have a bachelor's degree.


Nationally, people working in this job earn between $13.14 and $42.02 an hour. In Maryland, the pay scale ranges from $14.85 - $36.89 an hour. (Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) 2007)

Future job prospects

Nationally, all editing jobs are expected to grow from 127,300 positions in 2004 to 146,100 in 2014. +15%). In Maryland, jobs are expected to increase from 2,760 in 2004 to 3,010 in 2014. (+9%).

Watch a video that shows what an editor does.

The Maryland Career Clusters help students prepare for their future education and careers while they are in high school.  The job of Newsletter Editor is a career opportunity in the Arts, Media, and Communication Career Cluster, in the core area of Mass Communication.

You can explore other careers in the Arts, Media, and Communication Career Cluster here.