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Sub-editor — Journalism

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A sub-editor checks over the stories which journalists write, ensuring correct grammar and that it meets 'house style' guidelines, and fits them into the available column space in the newspaper, magazine or website where they are being published.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual salaries may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries for sub-editors can be from £15,000 to £23,000 a year. Senior sub-editors can earn £25,000 to £40,000 a year. Chief sub-editors for national newspapers may earn from £50,000 a year.

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) suggests rates for freelance sub-editors, according to the type of publication and length of shift. Details are on the NUJ website.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Full details of the entry requirements and training for journalism can be found in the job profile, Journalist or Reporter.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
2489
2.8 %
RISE
2023
2559
  United Kingdom
2018
48652
0.5 %
RISE
2023
48896

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Chartered Institute of Journalists
Tel: 020 7252 1187
Website: http://www.cioj.co.uk/
Twitter: @CIoJournalist
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Chartered-Institute-of-Journalists-108017897514/?fref=nf

National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)
Tel: 01799 544014
E-mail: info@nctj.com
Website: http://www.nctj.com/
Twitter: @NCTJ_news
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nctjpage

National Union of Journalists
Tel: 0141 248 6648/7748
E-mail: nujscotland@nuj.org.uk
Website: http://www.nuj.org.uk/
Website (2): http://www.nujscotland.org.uk/
Twitter: @NUJScotland
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NUJ-Scotland-174142865961015/

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