Job Description

Editors proofread and assist with writing and different types of communications from newspapers, brochures, books, magazines, newsletters and poetry, through to advertisements, scholarly articles, educational materials, annual reports and websites. 

Careers Ladder


You don’t need a formal editing qualification to become an Editor, however you usually have to complete a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification or a bachelor degree to be considered for roles in this field.

Complete your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education.

Complete a VET qualification such as the Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing. Alternatively, complete a bachelor degree in professional writing, journalism, communications, media studies or a related field.



  • Autonomy
  • Charismatic
  • Competitive
  • Communicator
  • Devoted
  • Focused
  • Insightful
  • Organised
  • Thorough

Key Skills

  • Editing
  • Editorial
  • Time Management
  • Social Media
  • Collaboration
  • Comprehension

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;