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Plan, coordinate, revise, or edit written material. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Read copy or proof to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax.
    • Verify facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources.
    • Read, evaluate and edit manuscripts or other materials submitted for publication, and confer with authors regarding changes in content, style or organization, or publication.
    • Develop story or content ideas, considering reader or audience appeal.
    • Prepare, rewrite and edit copy to improve readability, or supervise others who do this work.
    • Oversee publication production, including artwork, layout, computer typesetting, and printing, ensuring adherence to deadlines and budget requirements.
    • Write text, such as stories, articles, editorials, or newsletters.
    • Monitor news-gathering operations to ensure utilization of all news sources, such as press releases, telephone contacts, radio, television, wire services, and other reporters.
    • Confer with management and editorial staff members regarding placement and emphasis of developing news stories.
    • Plan the contents of publications according to the publication's style, editorial policy, and publishing requirements.
    • Review and approve proofs submitted by composing room prior to publication production.
    • Select local, state, national, and international news items received from wire services, based on assessment of items' significance and interest value.
    • Allocate print space for story text, photos, and illustrations according to space parameters and copy significance, using knowledge of layout principles.
    • Make manuscript acceptance or revision recommendations to the publisher.
    • Direct the policies and departments of newspapers, magazines and other publishing establishments.
    • Assign topics, events and stories to individual writers or reporters for coverage.
    • Meet frequently with artists, typesetters, layout personnel, marketing directors, and production managers to discuss projects and resolve problems.
    • Arrange for copyright permissions.
    • Interview and hire writers and reporters or negotiate contracts, royalties, and payments for authors or freelancers.
    • Read material to determine index items and arrange them alphabetically or topically, indicating page or chapter location.

    Skills

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    • Writing

      Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    0
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    • Written Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    Knowledge

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Communications and Media

      Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 53160/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 25.56/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 2,400
    • Yearly Projected Openings 230

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Artistic: People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Integrity
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Cooperation
    • Dependability
    • Stress Tolerance

    Tools

    • Notebook computers
    • Flash memory storage card
    • Digital cameras
    • Digital camcorders or video cameras
    • Desktop computers

    Technology

    • Word processing software
    • Web page creation and editing software
    • Video creation and editing software
    • Graphics or photo imaging software
    • Desktop publishing software
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