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By Fred Yager, Jan Yager, Foreword by Laurel Touby

Profession possibilities within the Publishing explores eighty jobs in publishing, overlaying quite a lot of possibilities similar to writing, enhancing, layout, printing, promoting, exposure, ads, advertising, and distribution. 3 sections completely conceal e-book publishing, newspaper publishing, and journal publishing. An Outlook part courses readers via projected tendencies in publishing, and broad appendixes supply valuable web content, an inventory of faculties and institutions, and different valuable resources of data.

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Accept a variety of news assignments, from reporting to editing.  Have strong political connections within your community.  Network with other editors and publishers.  Have your own op-ed pieces published so that your skill at writing editorials will be noted.  Check the online job sites, such as www. com, as well as the Web sites for the largest newspapers or newspaper chains, such as the New York Times, Hearst, Tribune, or Gannett, for job postings.  Keep in communication with classmates from undergraduate or graduate school, as well as with coworkers or bosses from previous jobs.

Stories may come from anywhere, such as the police scanner, calls from citizens, or what are called “leg reporters” and “stringers,” people who are not on staff but get paid when their stories or tips are used in the paper. The City Editor will get a call from a leg reporter and turn it over to a rewrite person, who will quickly turn the information into readable copy. A rewrite person is often a former reporter who is a fast and accurate writer capable of turning out colorful and readable prose under deadline pressure.

Larger newspapers will have an assistant op-ed page editor who supervises the daily content for the op-ed page. He or she works with a number of regular columnists and guest contributors. This editor is inundated with thousands of potential op-ed pieces by politicians, business leaders, community members, and others seeking to have their views printed on the op-ed pages. Out of all the submissions, just one or two articles will make it into the paper each day. Salaries Salaries for Editorial Page Editors are similar to those of a managing editor, ranging from $38,000 for papers in smaller cities to more than $100,000 at top national papers.

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