Media production editors work to create digital content for websites, advertisements, online learning platforms, entertainment, and publishing industries. These editors are in charge of developing, designing, and producing many different types of digital media. He or she must be able to manage many different projects all at one time, and be able to clearly and concisely edit material using various types of editing software and computer programs. Media production editors have to stick to strict deadlines and meet specific client specifications. Other typical duties include: working with production teams, publishing material on the Internet, data collection, developing scripts, and designing graphics.
Typically, a Bachelor’s degree in communications is required to become a media production editor. Some employers may consider individuals who have an Associate’s degree couple with extensive work experience. Three to five years of on the job training or previous work experience is preferred. A strong background in audio, video, web design, editing, and programming is required as well. Other recommended skills include: proper communication skills, technical knowledge, script writing skills, publishing skills, creative skills, and the ability to work as part of a team.
The typical average salary of a media production editor is about $51,800 per year; while more experienced editors average about $68,900 per year.