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Editor CV Template + Tips and Download

author Sobhan Mohmand, Career Expert         date 1 Feb 2021

Tip: Use the Editor CV Template below as an example to help you write your own personal and fully-tailored CV.

Paul Walker

34 Beaumont Road
HT24 8HZ
Mob: 079 5633 9098       Email: [email protected]

Personal profile statement

I am a talented, creative and experienced Editor with a strong passion for words and images, and producing engaging content for print, the web and social media. I have worked on a number of different magazines and websites both in a freelance capacity and as an employed member of the editorial team. My duties included, but were not limited to, creating news stories, writing feature articles, proofreading and editing existing content, sourcing images, conducting interviews and commissioning content. I firmly believe that my first class degree in English Literature, my MA in Creative Writing and my relevant work experience in the field hold me in good stead to become a great asset to your organisation.


  • Graduated with a First Class Honours degree in BA English Literature
  • Awarded the “BBC National Short Stories Award” in 2015


2008 – 2009MA in Creative WritingThe University of ManchesterGrade achieved: [67% overall]

Relevant Modules:

  • Forms of Writing
  • Editing as Collaborative Practice
  • Dissertation

2005 – 2008BA (Hons) in English LiteratureUniversity of SwanseaGrade achieved: [1st Class]

Relevant Modules:

  • Debating Texts: Theory in Literature
  • Nonfiction writing
  • Sociolinguistics

2003 – 2005
Results: English: A Science: B Maths: B
A LevelsPeak District College

Work experience

Jan 2011 – PresentEditor (web)       The Guardian

Main duties performed:

  • Suggesting stories and generating headlines
  • Selecting, sourcing and producing high-quality content for the website
  • Using Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat Reader to track changes for the editorial team and client feedback
  • Correcting grammatical mistakes, subject-verb agreement and syntax
  • Reviewing every story before sending it for approval
  • Overseeing the overall layout (style, structure, etc.) of particular pages on the website, and deciding which stories and images should feature prominently
  • Sourcing images from a variety of primary and secondary sources
  • Uploading images and other digital materials to the CMS
  • Using Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) techniques to ensure that the stories rank high in the Search Engine Result Pages (SERPs)
  • Brainstorming ideas with fellow Editors and Senior Content Managers
  • Using social media, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to boost the profile of the website and engage with target audiences
  • Setting publication standards
  • Booking rooms, organising meetings and conducting interviews
  • Recruiting and managing content producers and reporters

Sept 2009 – Dec 2010 Writer         High Gear Magazine

Main duties performed:

  • Received briefs from Editor detailing topic, writing style and word count
  • Reviewed the latest cars and their specifications
  • Complied with media law and other ethical guidelines
  • Performed general admin duties including making phone calls, photocopying, filing and scanning documents


  • Level 3 Advanced Editing – Society for Editors and Proofreaders (2015)
  • Microsoft Office Specialist – Expert (2009)


  • Journalism: I am experienced in developing engaging content and using social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, to engage and interact with audiences.
  • Competent typist: Able to type at 72 words per minute with 99% accuracy.
  • Attention to detail: Able to spot even the tiniest typographical error while skimming through numerous articles on a daily basis.
  • Technical skills: I am proficient in various computer programs and systems, including Adobe Photoshop, MS Office, Quark Xpress, InDesign and various Content Management Systems such as WordPress, Joomla! and Drupal.

Hobbies and interests

In my spare time, I enjoy long walks on the beach and playing football with my associates. Additionally, I like blogging about various topics that are close to my heart, including business, health and fitness and current affairs.


Mrs Hannah Lambert
Director, The Guardian
Address: 14 Emery St, Devon, DE4 7XT
Tel: 0723 4533 4579
Email: [email protected]
Mr Eric Warden
Editor, High Gear Magazine
Address: 75 Antony Rd, Leeds, L80 5JE
Tel: 0980 5721 8900
Email: [email protected]

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  • Creativity: It isn’t fair to assume that an Editor’s job is just about proofreading or improving other people’s work. A much-overlooked attribute of a successful Editor is creativity; the ability to come up with novel ideas, eye-catching headlines and engaging visuals. Your CV should, therefore, hint at your creativity or your ability to “think outside the box” and come up with interesting ideas.

Good Luck!

Written by Sobhan Mohmand
Sobhan is a qualified Careers Advisor and Professional CV Writer with over 10 years of experience in helping job seekers get a job. He is a Member of the Careers Development Institute (CDI) and is listed on the official UK Register of Career Development Professionals. He holds a Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development (QCF).


    £18.000 – £45.000
    Degree and Relevant Work Experience
    37+ hours per week


  • Communication Skills
    Excellent communication skills to communicate and liaise with colleagues, interviewees, officials, clients and the general public
  • Computing Skills
    Having advanced knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software
  • Editing
    Preparing a written piece for publication by correcting and modifying the content
  • Attention to Detail
    Ensuring that no “small details” are overlooked when writing or editing an article
  • Creativity
    Ability to “think outside the box” and come up with novel ideas
  • Time Management
    Identifying critical and less critical activities and tasks and prioritising accordingly

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