Aakash Audi

How important it is to have excellent general awareness to become a Editor?

I want to decide my preference kindly answer at the earliest

by Aakash Audi
2 answers
| Share :

2 answers

RE: How important it is to have excellent general awareness to become a Editor?

Meghna Mukherjee
Meghna Mukherjee
Verified Career Expert
Counselor at Adaptive Minds
  • Mumbai

Hi There,
First of all thanks for consulting careerguide.com
A very interesting question.

Its like saying I wish to write but I have no ideas.

I agree that you wont be working as a Journalists, who writes an article. Your job is to edit the write-up. But even to edit an article, how will you know what has to be kept and what has to be edited or left out.

Hence knowledge of all fields around you is a must.

And cutting the long story short, before you take the role of an editor, you need to begin as a Journalist.
And to play a Journalists, general awareness is very very important.

As they say " A pen is mightier than a Sword", which clearly means that you are the bridge between the news and the audiences.

What you write, should make sense to your readers, but at the same time, must follow and maintain the sentiments of the reader.
That is the role of an editor.

Hope this answers your query.

Wish you good luck................

Is Editor your Ideal Career? Take Ideal Career Test to know -->Click Here

RE: How important it is to have excellent general awareness to become a Editor?

Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Verified Career Expert
Founder & CEO: Discovering Careers India
  • pune

Dear Aspirant,

Editor is a person and position which greatly demands mastery in general awareness and mastery in few core subjects.

An Editor is a person who writes as a spokesperson of a particular media and hence his / her views should be well informed, knowledgeable and unbiased. To have and develop views and opinions which are well informed, knowledgeable and unbiased, the primary requirement is to have excellent general awareness. Having general awareness is the basic need of an Editor position.

I myself have been writing for more than 13 years now and have been an editor in the advisory role for many magazines and websites, relating to finance, economics and career. I can tell you that the only top skill which an Editor requires is general awareness and further an interpretation of the same.

To be best sure of what suits you for your career, I would suggest you to undergo an online psychometric test from CareerGuide which will help you understand yourself in respect of your strengths, weaknesses, emotional quotient, etc. and will exactly tell you which stream is good for you.

Best wishes,

Dr. Anand Wadadekar

Is Editor your Ideal Career? Take Ideal Career Test to know -->Click Here

In order to post replies to the question: "How important it is to have excellent general awareness to become a Editor?"

Post Reply


What are the dates for IPS exam? Eligibility for the IPS paper?

Dear Aspirant, The UPSC holds Civil Services Examination every year which is a common exam for IAS/IFS/IPS and other Group A and B central services. T .. read more

What are the documents needed for IAS mains exam?

Dear Aspirant, Well, let’s discuss the whole procedure needed for applying the Mains exam. First upon you have to pass the Prelims exam then aft .. read more

Physical qualification required for IAS entrance exam?

Hello Hitesh, Yes indeed there are some normal requirements physically and UPSC has declared it in its official notification every time. As IAS are me .. read more

Physical requirements to join Civil Services

Dear Aspirant, Generally, there are no such rigorous Physical Requirements for Civil Services Exam except IPS (Indian Police Service). The IPS require .. read more
Most Popular

Sir main Pmt ke liye preparation kar raha mujhe last revesion kaise karna chahiye?

<a href=; DU LLB 2017</a> <a href=http://www.exams.chekrs.com/pu-ba-llb-exam> Punjab BA LLB Exam 2017</a> <a href=http://www.e .. read more

What are the main work and responsibilities of a Human Resource Manager?

Human Resource Manager is responsible  for looking after the entire spectrum of HR activities including manpower planning, recruitment , training .. read more

I am a commerce graduate and confused between various options like cfa, mba, and job. What should I choose?

M.Com should be on last priority. The best option would be to continue with EY, and prepare for CAT simultaneously. The work ex will help you in getti .. read more

What to do after b.com professional ?? confused betwen mba .. m.com nd civil services

Hi, Suprit The following link gives you details of the syllabus for the Civil Services exam. . You will know how to go about preparing for the same ye .. read more