As a news editor, you can work in several types of media. News editors are needed at newspapers, magazines, television stations and online news providers. Some employers will require that you have a background in journalism or professional writing. Within these different types of employers, there are many types of editors. At a newspaper, for example, there are assignment editors whose jobs include placing journalists on specific stories. Copy editors focus primarily on analyzing news copy for grammatical and stylistic errors. A more senior position is that of the executive editor, who makes editorial decisions and manages a team of lower level editors.