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Editorial Research Assistants

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Editorial research assistants with several years or more of successful work experience may advance to become associate research editor, and then senior research editor. They may also advance to the position of research project editor. The project editor performs a wide variety of tasks, including copyediting, coordinating the work of in-house and freelance copy editors, and managing the schedule of a particular project. With many years of progressive advancement, they may becomeĀ managing editor, then editor in chief. These positions involve more management and decision making than is usually found in the positions described previously. The editor in chief works with the publisher to ensure that a suitable editorial policy is being followed, while the managing editor is responsible for all aspects of the editorial department.

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