A news editor has the exceptionally important task of deciding what stories and articles are printed in the paper. They check for accuracy, write headlines, verify fairness in the articles, and assign which reporters cover which specific stories. There is a need for editors to focus on the language and grammar, as well as the publishing end of things.
With the increasing growth of news content on the Internet, editors do have a job growth in the next ten years. A typical editor position makes around $60,000 annually, with the possibility of development as well. Positions in the New York area tend to see a higher pay scale around $70,000 to $75,000 annually.