Literary editors work for magazines, newspapers, and other publications that have literary pages or publish literature articles. A literary editor supervises literary staff if there are any or is in charge of reviewing all literary articles that are submitted by publication writers from other sections or submitted to the publication as contributions. He/she is responsible for planning the theme and content of literary pages for each issue, gives writing assignments to the writers, and then edit the articles until it is ready for submission to the higher editors. Literary editors must be knowledgeable of the different formats of literary works such as poetry, short story, essays, and reviews.
Sample Literary Editor CV Template
Dundee, DD1 4HN
Creative and organized communications graduate is seeking a position as a literary editor of a promising magazine where my skills can be enhanced and shared to the public.
Summary of Qualification
- Two years of work experience as a literary editor.
- Outstanding command of the English language for written and oral communication.
- Excellent skill in interacting and dealing with different kinds of people.
- Sound knowledge of different literary types and styles.
- Highly capable of meeting deadlines.
Career Experience/Job History
2008 – Present: Literary Editor, Creative World Magazine
- Handle several staff writers and assign them topics to write.
- Lead brainstorming and planning of articles for each issue.
- Edit all literary articles and contributions and choose articles for publication.
2003 – 2007: Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts, Dundee University
Professional reference will be furnished upon request.