MBTI® Test INFJ Editors

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Artistic. Enterprising, Conventional  (AEC) (GOT)

The characteristics associated with certain Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) t­est personality types tend to align with specific careers. Optimally, your MBTI personality ­type will align with the needs of the career path that you choose to follow. Popular INFJ careers including those of Editors tend to attract individuals that are often instinctive in comprehending multifaceted meanings and show a strong preference for conceptual tasks at work. They also tend to be deep and insightful when they provide individuals with feedback and lead persuasively by sharing their vision. These associations are a significant part of the INFJ personality type. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

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On any given day, individuals in an Editor Career position often find themselves performing a large range of different tasks on their respective projects. These tasks can include developing story or content ideas, considering reader or audience appeal, and overseeing publication production, including everything from the artwork and layout to computer typesetting and printing. Editors can also assign print space for story text, photos, and illustrations according to space parameters using knowledge of layout principles. They also spend a fair amount of their time reviewing and approving proofs submitted by the composing room prior to publication. Editors also prepare, rewrite and edit copy to improve readability, or supervise others who do this work. Similarly, they read, evaluate, and edit manuscripts or other materials submitted for publication and confer with authors regarding changes in content, style, and structure.

Editors utilize various tools and technologies in order to complete their duties. Digital cameras, laptop/desktop computers, teleconferencing and videoconferencing equipment. They also utilize various graphic, video creation, and web creation software along with desktop publishing software such as Adobe Systems Adobe FrameMaker and QuarkXPress. Knowledge of computers and electronics along with communication and media is very important within these positions.

A variety of abilities are necessary to complete these tasks including strong reading, writing, and oral comprehension. Strong time management skills are critical along with the ability to be an attentive active listener. A successful Editor will need to be innovative, dependable, and adaptable with an attention to detail while maintaining a high tolerance to stress and a cooperative attitude. Combining these skills will help facilitate an environment where ideas and directions flow smoothly between content contributors and editors while maintaining strong group dynamics that emphasize cooperation and a positive work environment.

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Due to the higher level of cognitive reasoning and critical decision making requirements of this career, editors generally require a four-year bachelor’s degree, a significant amount of on-the-job experience, in addition to a variable amount of on-the-job training.

Below are employment trends for Editors:

  • Median wage: $29.50 hourly, $61,370 annually
  • Employment: 118,300 employees
  • Projected growth (2018-2028): Decline (-2% or lower)
  • Projected job openings (2018-2028): 12,400

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INFJ Careers

Click on one of these corresponding popular INFJ Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education:Clinical Psychologists, Curator, Dentist, Desktop Publisher, Editor, Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors, Fashion Designers, Graphic Designers, Healthcare Social Workers, and Pediatricians

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Introduction to Type (Isabel Briggs Myers, 1998, CPP Inc.)

Summary Report for: 27-3041.00 – Editors. (2012). Retrieved July 11, 2014, from http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/27-3041.00