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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
Northwest Minnesota 709$23.92/hr$14.70/hr$17.01/hr$22.64/hr$26.25/hr$34.75/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities20$23.13/hr
Financial Activities20$41.13/hr
Professional and Business Services320$23.19/hr
Education and Health Services130$34.86/hr
Leisure and Hospitality20$32.43/hr
Other Services60$28.71/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 20$23.69/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$30.27/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 20$22.17/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 30$22.63/hr-2.5%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 30$23.50/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 30$23.24/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 40$22.66/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 50$22.17/hr-6.7%
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 50$26.74/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 50$19.81/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 60$24.22/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 70$22.73/hr-10.2%
Northwest Minnesota 70$22.64/hr-5.6%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 80$19.74/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 100$23.82/hr-9.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,180$30.26/hr-1.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,220$30.22/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,620$29.12/hr-2.5%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists 480$17.39/hr4.6%
Public Relations Specialists 6,960$33.31/hr6.3%
Producers and Directors 1,420$32.32/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.