STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B17

Class No. 1875

EDITOR I

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs complex (journey-level) editorial work. Work involves laying out, indexing, and revising content of written materials in preparation for final publication. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Reviews, edits, and rewrites documents to improve readability.

Detects and corrects errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax.

Verifies facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources.

Prepares documents for printing.

Maintains mailing lists for distribution of publications.

May arrange page layouts of articles and photographs.

May train others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in editorial work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in journalism, communications, English, or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar; and of departmental policies, procedures, and regulations.

Skill in the use of office equipment.

Ability to communicate effectively, and to train others.


State Auditor’s Office

Reviewed 9-1-17