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This article on assistant editor resume gives details about the work of an assistant editor and helps the applicants in applying for this profile by providing information about the structure and flow of an ideal resume.

Communication has grown by leaps and bounds. All the marketing, PR, and propaganda elements ride their waves and prosper on the account of various communication mediums. It is all about an efficient communication flow, which reaches the people in the most affordable and convenient way.

When it comes to the post of editor, we find such jobs in the print industry where they co-exists with other jobs such as those of writers, executive editors, reporters, etc. Out of these, the job of an assistant editor is to carry out the orders of the executive editor and ensure that the quality of the articles is as per the standards. In addition to this, he also needs to ensure that the information provided and views shared in the articles by the reporters are in line with the newspaper agency's views and political standings.

Even the layout and design of the pages are to be approved at the higher level and then ensured by the assistant editor that they are being suitably incorporated in the print. This is another way of saying that all the materials generated by the journalists are checked by the senior editors and assistant editors and they are the ones who approve the content for printing. They also have the authority to disapprove the content.

The entire team has to work together in bringing the desired quality and company standards into place while editing the articles. An assistant editor also helps the editor in producing the editorial page in a newspaper.

Following is an assistant editor resume sample for you.

Jim Carter
58 Johnville Rd
Bowling Green, KY 42104
(270) 222-0000


To obtain the post of assistant editor in a leading newspaper publishing house and use my expertise of editing in helping the senior editor in assuring prime quality and content of the materials being produced by the journalists.

Profile/ Summary:

  • Six years of extensive and rich experience in the competitive field of journalism
  • Multi-talented and multi-stylistic experience in the journalism field while working in multiple positions
  • Worked as a copy editor with a very well-known publication house – JHP America
  • Winner of 'Best Employee – Junior Editor Staff' award at my recent job with TII Group
  • Ability to adapt to the changing work culture, which also varies from office to office

Skill Set:

  • Excellent in English grammar and its proper usage along with punctuations and knowledge of the right flow of the article
  • Clear understanding of 5W's and 1H
  • Good at handling editorial responsibilities and ability to monitor and guide the writers on article quality and tone
  • Flair for to-the-point writing with attention-grabbing headlines and impact making news, but all within the newspaper's ideological limits
  • Strong and tactful leadership skills
  • Skills to train new joiners

Other Skills:

  • Good typing rate of 60+ words per minute
  • Good in conducting researching and proofreading activities

Work Experience:

W&G Group
Assistant Editor
(2011 till Present)

  • Edited the online news articles in the political section
  • Managed the articles from the city journalists and edited them from the city columns
  • Trained new journalists in the art of submitting structurally sound articles with correct political and social tone
  • Wrote and edited news pieces for corporate events such as product launches, mergers, and acquisitions
  • Functioned as a creative head at the XYZ editorial competition

XYZ, America

  • Wrote movie reviews and noted down changes for the monthly movie business guide
  • Ensured that all the instructions given by the editor are followed by the writers
  • Worked on op-ed section articles and forwarded them to the editor for his consideration


  • Post Graduation Degree in Journalism from New York University, NY, 2008
  • Graduation Degree in Arts from New York University, NY, 2006


(Write about a few professional achievements of yours, which you think could impress the reader.)

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