Should You Be an Editor?
August 13, 2012
This is a true story as told to JustJobs Academy which houses career interviews and job search advice for professionals in any industry. Visit to read about how to take notes and ask for feedback on the job. I am the city editor for a small newspaper in Western New York. Although I've had other jobs with the company I work for, I've only held this position for about a year and a half. My primary job duties are to proofread news stories and edit the copy to ensure that everything is spelled correctly and makes sense to the readers. The more satisfying part of my job requires me to work one-on-one with reporters at the paper to make the story concepts better before they ever start writing. As with any job, there are rewarding days and frustrating days. On the rewarding days, I absolutely love my job and would rate it at the top of any scale I was given. On the frustrating days, I dream of a career in the pizza delivery industry. Typically, the days that don't go as well have a lot more to do with technology and equipment failure than with the people I work with. The people are always the best part of the job.