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Digital Content Editor

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Digital content editors research, write, edit and update content on one or more websites. This includes text and other content including images and videos. They are also known as web content managers.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Pay rates vary widely, depending on:

The starting salary for a web editor is usually in the range of £18,000 to £25,000 a year. With experience this can rise to £30,000 to £38,000 a year. If you work freelance, your income will vary. Freelance hourly rates vary from £15 to £25 an hour but can be higher for those with specialist knowledge or experience.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

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
2019
3374
0.9 %
RISE
2024
3405
  United Kingdom
2019
54862
3.1 %
RISE
2024
56543

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What Does it Take?

You need:

You should be:

Training

Getting On

More Information

This is an expanding area of work as more and more companies and organisations need web editors to write and maintain site content.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

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

Society for Editors and Proofreaders
Tel: 020 8785 6155
E-mail: administrator@sfep.org.uk
Website: http://www.sfep.org.uk/
Twitter: @TheSfEP
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EditProof

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