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Occupational Employment Statistics


27-3041 Editors

Plan, coordinate, or edit content of material for publication. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication. Includes technical editors.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northeast Minnesota 6010$25.13/hr$12.52/hr$15.69/hr$22.80/hr$30.82/hr$39.93/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities30$15.62/hr
Financial Activities10$45.77/hr
Professional and Business Services160$31.15/hr
Education and Health Services130$39.24/hr
Leisure and Hospitality10$31.52/hr
Other Services70$32.71/hr
Public Administration30$30.55/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 10$25.96/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$23.94/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 30$23.18/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 50$22.80/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 50$24.68/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 50$25.13/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 50$25.13/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 60$26.58/hr-10.2%
Northeast Minnesota 60$22.80/hr-2.5%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 60$23.97/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 60$30.55/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 70$30.52/hr-5.6%
Southeast Minnesota 70$24.48/hr-6.7%
Southwest Minnesota 100$25.13/hr-9.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,170$31.97/hr-1.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,210$31.97/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,580$31.15/hr-2.5%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists 610$19.12/hr4.6%
Public Relations Specialists 5,160$31.99/hr6.3%
Producers and Directors 1,200$31.73/hr14.3%

  • Read copy or proof to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax.
  • Allocate print space for story text, photos, and illustrations according to space parameters and copy significance, using knowledge of layout principles.
  • Select local, state, national, and international news items received from wire services, based on assessment of items' significance and interest value.
  • Plan the contents of publications according to the publication's style, editorial policy, and publishing requirements.
  • Read, evaluate and edit manuscripts or other materials submitted for publication and confer with authors regarding changes in content, style or organization, or publication.
  • Prepare, rewrite and edit copy to improve readability, or supervise others who do this work.
  • Oversee publication production, including artwork, layout, computer typesetting, and printing, ensuring adherence to deadlines and budget requirements.
  • Direct the policies and departments of newspapers, magazines and other publishing establishments.
  • Monitor news-gathering operations to ensure utilization of all news sources, such as press releases, telephone contacts, radio, television, wire services, and other reporters.
  • Supervise and coordinate work of reporters and other editors.