Editors (27-3041)

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

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 10074 -26.03 66
United States 127,400125,600 -1.44,200 8,00012,020

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 32.8014.8220.16 28.2538.9255.03
Alaska 25.5715.4817.91 24.4131.4237.46
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 26.8112.0018.73 26.0533.3938.58

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1048 7.749.0 40.8
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation17
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation8
UI claimants previously working in occupation3
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 104
Number of job position postings 7
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 14.9

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: Less than 5 years On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Pacific University   (Anchorage)
Information and Communication Technology MBA

 Degree
Conscious Solutions   (Anchorage)
Conflict Prevention and Business Communication
From Propects to Customers - 5 Keys to Accelerate Business Growth
Team Building & Efficiency

 Degree
North Star Computing   (Fairbanks)
Advanced Business Writing

 Degree
Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
Academic Writing About Literature
Academic Writing About Science and Nature
Intro to Academic Writing

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Creative Writing MFA
Creative Writing & Literary Arts MFA
Journalism & Public Communication BA

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Communication BA
Creative Writing MA
Creative Writing & Literary Arts MFA
Journalism BA
Professional Communication MA

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Communication BLA