Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 27-3041 Editors
Perform variety of editorial duties, such as laying out, indexing, and revising content of written materials, in preparation for final publication. Include technical editors.
Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Tasks: Prepare, rewrite and edit copy to improve readability, or supervise others who do this work. Verify facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources. Read copy or proof to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax. Develop story or content ideas, considering reader or audience appeal. Review and approve proofs submitted by composing room prior to publication production. Supervise and coordinate work of reporters and other editors. 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. Allocate print space for story text, photos, and illustrations according to space parameters and copy significance, using knowledge of layout principles. Oversee publication production, including artwork, layout, computer typesetting, and printing, ensuring adherence to deadlines and budget requirements. Make manuscript acceptance or revision recommendations to the publisher. Assign topics, events and stories to individual writers or reporters for coverage. Confer with management and editorial staff members regarding placement and emphasis of developing news stories. Meet frequently with artists, typesetters, layout personnel, marketing directors, and production managers to discuss projects and resolve problems. Monitor news-gathering operations to ensure utilization of all news sources, such as press releases, telephone contacts, radio, television, wire services, and other reporters.
License: License not required.
Outlook: poor
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry   Entry
Mean   Mean
Experience Experience

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
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