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Editorial Research Assistants


For as long as newspapers, magazines, and books have been published, editorial research assistants have helped editors and other publishing professionals to fact check, proofread, and otherwise ensure that articles and other text are appropriate for publication. Although this job is entry level in nature, it offers an excellent introduction to the world of publishing. Many top journalists and editors broke into the business as editorial research assistants.

Today's editorial research assistants use computers and the Internet to fact-check content, communicate with editors and writers, and overall to help them do their jobs more quickly and effectively. They remain key support workers in publishing, journalism, broadcasting, and other industries.

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