Data & Research
UI Portal Employer Portal Claimant Portal
 
* ELMI Occupation Report *
 
Editors

Plan, coordinate, or edit content of material for publication. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication. Includes technical editors.   (O'Net 27-3041.00)

 
Reported job titles:   Advertising Editor, Art Editor, Assignment Editor, Avid Editor, Book Editor, Bureau Chief, Business Editor, Censor, City Editor, Communications Editor, Computer Publisher, Editing, Congressional Editor, Content Editor, Continuity Director, Continuity Editor, Continuity Reader, Copy Desk Chief, Copy Editor, Copy Reader, Department Editor, Design Editor, Dictionary Editor, Editor, Editor in Chief, Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Assistant, Editorial Director, Editorial Specialist, Executive Editor, Fashion Editor, Features Editor, Food Editor, Greeting Card Editor, Health Editor, Index Editor, Legal Editor, Magazine Editor, Make Up Editor, Managing Editor, Manuscript Editor, Manuscript Reader, Market Editor, Medical Editor, News Editor, Newspaper Copy Editor, Newspaper Editor, Newspaper Managing Editor, Newspaper Photo Editor, Online Editor, Photo Editor, Play Reader, Practice Area Editor, Production Editor, Program Proposals Coordinator, Proofreader, Publication Editor, Publications Editor, Publishing Editor, Reader, Reviewer, Rewrite Editor, Science Editor, Scientific Publications Editor, Script Editor, Script Reader, Slot Editor, Society Editor, Sports Editor, Story Editor, Story Reader, Technical Editor, Telegraph Editor, Web Editor
 
  • Career Video
  • Wages
  • Employment Trends
  • Industries of Employment
  • Tasks
  • Knowledge
  • Skills
  • Abilities
  • Work Activities
  • Interests
  • Work Styles
  • License Information
  • Education & Training Requirements
  • Schools
  • Other Resources
  • Related Occupations
  •  


    Career Video
    related to Editors
    Arts, Audio-Video Technology and Communications photo Arts, Audio-Video Technology and Communications
    Additional videos and more information available at
     


    Wages
    for Editors
    Back to Top
     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 14.19   $ 17.46   $ 21.93   $ 28.62   $ 39.30   $ 24.91  
    Yearly $29,520   $36,320   $45,600   $59,530   $81,740   $51,820  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 14.82   $ 17.78   $ 25.76   $ 37.17   $ 56.97   $ 29.79  
    Yearly $30,820   $36,980   $53,570   $77,300   $118,490   $61,960  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 13.33   $ 16.13   $ 19.96   $ 25.42   $ 29.91   $ 21.26  
    Yearly $27,720   $33,540   $41,530   $52,880   $62,210   $44,220  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
    for Editors
    Back to Top
    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 375 352 -0.6% 14
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
    for Editors
    Back to Top
    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Publishing industries (except Internet) 44.4%
    Self-employed workers, all industries 13.6%
    Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations 7.6%
    Other information services 5.8%
    Educational services; state, local, and private 5.4%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
    for Editors
    Back to Top
     
     
  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Editors  updated June 2009
     


    Knowledge
    for Editors
    Back to Top
     
     
  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
     
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
     
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
     
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
     
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
     
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
     
  • Geography - Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
     
  • History and Archeology - Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
     
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Editors  updated June 2009
     


    Skills
    for Editors
    Back to Top
     
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
     
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
     
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
     
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
     
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
     
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
     
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Editors  updated June 2010
     


    Abilities
    for Editors
    Back to Top
     
     
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
     
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
     
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
  • Fluency of Ideas - The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
     
  • Originality - The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
     
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
     
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
     
  • Category Flexibility - The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Editors  updated June 2009
     


    Work Activities
    for Editors
    Back to Top
     
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Interacting With Computers - Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Thinking Creatively - Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
     
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
     
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others - Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
     
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
     
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
     
  • Processing Information - Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
     
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Editors  updated June 2009
     


    Interests
    for Editors
    Back to Top
     
     
  • Artistic - Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
     
  • Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
     
  • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Editors  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
    for Editors
    Back to Top
     
     
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
  • Innovation - Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
     
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
     
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
     
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Editors  updated June 2009
     


    State of Vermont License Information
    that may be required for Editors
    Back to Top
     
    No state licenses listed for this occupation.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
    for Editors
    Back to Top
     
     
  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
  •  
  • Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
  •  
  • Training: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
  •  
  • Experience: A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
  •  
    source: Occupational Information Network: Editors  updated June 2009
     


    Schools
    offering instructional programs related to Editors
    Back to Top
     
      Related Instructional Programs
     
    • Broadcast Journalism.
     
    • Business/Corporate Communications.
     
    • Children's and Adolescent Literature. (NEW)
     
    • Communication and Media Studies.
     
    • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other.
     
    • Creative Writing.
     
    • General Literature. (NEW)
     
    • Journalism.
     
    • Literature, Other. (NEW)
     
    • Mass Communication/Media Studies.
     
    • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing.
     
    • Publishing.
     
    • Rhetoric and Composition. (NEW)
     
    • Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Other. (NEW)
     
    • Technical and Scientific Communication. (NEW)
     
    • Writing, General. (NEW)
     
     Search for schools offering these programs at
     
     
     
    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


    Other Resources
    for Editors
    Back to Top
     
  • Labor Exchange Information
  • A source for occupational characteristics, such as age, gender, race, and years of education and an alternative source for occupational wage rates. Limited to people looking for jobs and the jobs advertised through VDOL Vermont Job Link.
  • Look for statewide information over the latest 12 months for Editors.
  •  
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.
    Go to Occupational Outlook Handbook
    Handbook occupations related to Editors :
  • Editors
  •  
  • CareerOneStop
  • CareerOneStop is...
  • Your source for employment information and inspiration
  • The place to manage your career
  • Your pathway to career success
  • Tools to help job seekers, students, businessess and career professionals
  • Go to
  • O*NET™ Online
  • O*NET Online is an interactive web site for those interested in exploring occupations through O*NET, The Occupational Information Network database.   All of the descriptive information on this page comes from the O*NET database, version 18.1, released March 2014.   The O*NET database takes the place of the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) as the nation's primary source of occupational information.
  • For additional information on Editors , go to O*NET Online Detail Report.
  • Home page is at   
  •  

    Related Occupations
    Occupations with skill requirements similar to Editors
    Back to Top
     
     
  • Advertising and Promotions Managers
  •  
  • Art Directors
  •  
  • Broadcast News Analysts
  •  
  • Commercial and Industrial Designers
  •  
  • Copy Writers
  •  
  • Fashion Designers
  •  
  • Producers
  •  
  • Public Relations Specialists
  •  
  • Reporters and Correspondents
  •  
  • Talent Directors
  •  
    source: Occupational Information Network: Editors 
     

     
     
     
    Vermont.gov State of Vermont Department of Labor