Career outlook for sub-editor
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would check written text before it is published in newspapers, magazines and on websites.
- Make sure articles are correct and do not break laws such as libel and copyright
- Check any queries with the reporter or journalist
- Re-write articles if needed to make them clearer or shorter
- Make sure articles follow the house style
- Write headlines, captions, short paragraphs which lead into articles and ‘panels’ which break up the text
- Make sure articles are in the right place on each page
- Use page layout and image editing software like Quark Express, InDesign and Photoshop
- Send completed pages to the printers
You would work closely with reporters, editors, designers, production staff and printers.
You would need a good understanding of the laws relating to publishing.
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