Editing is the process of preparing language, images, or sound for presentation through correction, condensation, organization, and other modifications, A person who edits is called an editor. There are various levels of editorial positions in media. Typically one finds junior editorial assistants reporting to the senior level editorial managers and directors, who themselves report to senior executive editors responsible for project development to final releases. The top editor sometimes has the title executive editor or editor-in-chief (the former is replacing the latter in the language). This person is generally responsible for the content of the publication. The exception is that newspapers that are large enough usually have a separate editor for the editorials and opinion pages in order to have a complete separation of its news reporting and its editorial content.
The executive editor sets the publication standards for performance, as well as for motivating and developing the staff. The executive editor is also responsible for developing and maintaining the publication budget. In concert with the publisher and the operating committee, the executive editor is responsible for strategic and operational planning. Media includes almost all forms of the channel which are used to communicate information viz., radio, television, newspaper, newsmagazine etc. and the editing for these mediums of communication are called media editing.