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Occupational Employment Statistics


27-3023 News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists

Narrate or write news stories, reviews, or commentary for print, broadcast, or other communications media such as newspapers, magazines, radio, or television. May collect and analyze information through interview, investigation, or observation.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 6012$18.25/hr$15.05/hr$15.41/hr$16.85/hr$21.59/hr$24.29/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA 20N/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 20$18.54/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 40$16.94/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 50$17.09/hr1.3%
Northwest Balance of State 50$16.88/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 50N/AN/A
Central Minnesota 50$18.74/hr1.7%
Northwest Minnesota 60$16.85/hr7.5%
Southeast Minnesota 60$17.54/hr6.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 120$22.10/hr5.0%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 120$22.68/hrN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 140$21.47/hrN/A
Minnesota 380$18.64/hr4.6%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Editors 1,750$31.09/hr-2.5%
Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys 800$17.11/hr3.3%
Public Relations Specialists 6,310$32.32/hr6.3%

  • Research a story's background information to provide complete and accurate information.
  • Receive assignments or evaluate leads or tips to develop story ideas.
  • Review and evaluate notes taken about news events to isolate pertinent facts and details.
  • Communicate with readers, viewers, advertisers, or the general public via mail, email, or telephone.
  • Analyze and interpret news and information received from various sources to broadcast the information.
  • Arrange interviews with people who can provide information about a story.
  • Discuss issues with editors to establish priorities or positions.
  • Select material most pertinent to presentation, and organize this material into appropriate formats.
  • Write commentaries, columns, or scripts, using computers.
  • Examine news items of local, national, and international significance to determine topics to address, or obtain assignments from editorial staff members.