Features editors are part of the editorial board of a newspaper or magazine. They head the features section and are responsible for overseeing the features staff and their articles. Features editors ensure the content of the features section of the newspaper or the features articles in a magazine. They organize and preside over meetings of the features staff. Features editors regularly talk with their writers to follow-up the status of their stories and give input on how they could go about writing their story. They edit the draft articles and return them to the writer until these pass their review. Feature editors are commonly feature writers for some time before becoming editors.
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London, E2 0SD
Innovative and dedicated professional is looking for the opportunity to join a magazine as a features editor and be able to utilize my skills in the publication of quality articles.
Summary of Qualification
- Seven years of work experience as a features editor.
- Possess several years of experience as a feature writer prior to editorial position.
- Exceptional oral and communication skills.
- Knowledgeable of standard editing style, English grammar and punctuation.
- Experienced in working on articles that are about varying topics.
Career Experience/Job History
2003 – Present: Features Editor, UK Weekly Magazine
- Preside over features staff meetings and supervise brainstorming and tasking of articles.
- Makes decisions over the approach in writing articles.
- Oversee the staff in writing articles from start to finish.
1998 – 2002: Bachelor of Science in Journalism, London University
Professional reference will be furnished upon request.