STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B21

Class No. 1877

EDITOR III

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs highly advanced (senior-level) editorial work. Work involves overseeing the laying out, indexing, and revising of content of written materials in preparation for final publication. May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Oversees the writing, editing, layout, reproduction, and dissemination of various printed materials.

Oversees activities of staff in preparing copy material for publication.

Performs final edit and proofreading of documents to ensure proper content and format consistency.

Provides guidance and assistance to staff by recommending content and format.

Selects appropriate artwork, such as photos, charts, graphs, or illustrations.

Prioritizes staff workloads and sets appropriate deadlines.

Prepares reports of editorial activities.

May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of 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 techniques and methods of planning, organizing, and writing various types of materials; of research methodology; and of departmental policies, procedures, and regulations.

Skill in the use of office equipment.

Ability to conduct research; to compose, review, illustrate, and edit technical documents, materials, and reports; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.


State Auditor’s Office

Reviewed 9-1-17