The surge in the Indian media industry means that youngsters now have more career options than before. And, in particular, Hyderabad is a city that has evolved from one that has treated "engineering" and "medicine" as the only worthwhile streams for young undergraduates to pursue.
Media and journalism jobs are as lucrative as they are fulfilling. Editorial jobs in Hyderabad, in particular, are for Hyderabadis who love language and writing.
It may be noted here that it isn't just students of mass communication or journalism who can aspire for a career in editorial jobs - anyone with a flair for writing and a keen ambition to become a successful writer can take up this profession.
Indeed, there is a deluge of content writing jobs in Hyderabad - work-from-home and part-time - on offer on the Internet, and many of these are filled by young undergraduates from Arts, Commerce and even Engineering. Post their graduation, freshers can even apply for a full-time career in editorial and writing in Hyderabad.
An editor typically manages the inflow of content into the publication he works for whether it is a daily newspaper, a magazine, a newsletter for a business or an NGO, a website, or a tabloid.
A really proficient editor knows what content appeals to the target audience of his publication, and knows how to spruce up content for the consumption of that target market.
English proof-reading skills - seemingly rare in the Indian market are essential for an editorial job. An editor must be competent in the language of his profession. A typical article must be cleaned up for typographical errors and grammatical errors, and structural issues. It must be a perfectly-written piece, with a seamless flow of ideas and a clear structure. Since it is difficult to expect on-field reporters and content writers to be experts in churning out perfect articles, an editor is of prime importance in any publication that wants to stick to basic quality standards.
An editorial job usually involves long hours at the desk, an eye for quality and precision, and dollops of analytical skills. All these skills and abilities can sure be picked up on the job, provided one is professional and eager to deliver.
As we mentioned, the Internet is loaded with content-writing job openings for media websites that keep themselves updated with local content and news. In addition, there is a rise in print publications in Hyderabad, that are getting younger print is no longer just about The Hindu and Times Of India. Dailies, tabloids and local periodicals are being pumped into the market. Editorial jobs in Hyderabad, thus, are now an open and friendly field for enthusiastic writers to explore to their satisfaction.