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
Southeast Minnesota 6020$22.84/hr$12.30/hr$14.85/hr$22.18/hr$30.63/hr$36.55/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/A$12.63/hr
Financial Activities30$39.30/hr
Professional and Business Services150$29.08/hr
Education and Health Services140$30.79/hr
Leisure and Hospitality30$27.24/hr
Other Services70$33.41/hr
Public Administration30$26.05/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN N/A$28.34/hr-6.6%
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA N/A$28.02/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/A$18.47/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 10$18.74/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 30$22.78/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 40$23.29/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 50$21.06/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 60$22.18/hr-4.0%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 70$18.80/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 70$20.49/hr-1.5%
Northwest Balance of State 70$21.15/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 80$22.24/hr-10.5%
Northeast Minnesota 80$18.90/hr-15.9%
Central Minnesota 90$22.18/hr-3.9%
Minnesota 1,600$26.51/hr-5.7%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Writers and Authors 860$30.19/hr6.2%
Producers and Directors 1,360$31.32/hr8.8%
Public Relations Specialists 5,780$29.10/hr8.8%
Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary 110$71,765.52/yrN/A

  • Read copy or proof to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax.
  • 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.
  • Supervise and coordinate work of reporters and other editors.
  • Verify facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources.
  • Develop story or content ideas, considering reader or audience appeal.
  • Meet frequently with artists, typesetters, layout personnel, marketing directors, and production managers to discuss projects and resolve problems.
  • Confer with management and editorial staff members regarding placement and emphasis of developing news stories.