Sample 1 - State of California

Occupation Profile


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Editors
(SOC Code : 27-3041)
in California

Perform variety of editorial duties, such as laying out, indexing, and revising content of written materials, in preparation for final publication. Include technical editors.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$31.92$20.72$28.50$37.58

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 202013,50012,900-600-4.4390

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Newspaper, Book, & Directory Publishers 5,27935.8%
Other Information Services 3,28513.5%
Motion Picture and Video Industries 6,6044.8%
Advertising and Related Services 11,6954.3%
Radio and Television Broadcasting 1,9663.5%
Colleges and Universities 2,3173.1%
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 30,0542.9%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9622.0%
Professional and Similar Organizations 8,4522.0%
Other Professional & Technical Services 24,3041.5%
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services10,0461.5%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 6,1701.2%
Employment Services 6,7261.0%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Broadcast Journalism
Business/Corporate Communications
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Creative Writing.
Journalism

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
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.

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Top Skills used in this Job
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.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
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).

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
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.

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