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Editorial Industry Overview


With media properties ranging from major metropolitan daily newspapers with circulations of 1 million to celebrity Facebook pages with 10 million followers, the media and editorial industry is more diverse than ever in the 2010s, and faster changing. Editorial media encompass an ever-expanding range, from books, newspapers, magazines and television to a kaleidoscopic array of Internet and other digital genres. Although large companies like The New York Times Co. and News Corp. still concentrate a lot of media power, editorial jobs can be found in a huge number of establishments, from the very small to the behemoth.

Editorial Job Market


There were 145,900 writers and authors in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The profession is expected to grow 6 percent by 2020, slower than the average for all occupations. Editors held more than 127,000 positions, but no significant growth is expected over the forecast decade. Reporters, correspondents and broadcast news analysts held another 58,500 jobs in 2010, with a modest decline of 6 percent projected over the forecast period.

Although editorial work dates to the Bronze Age and the earliest writing systems, jobs in editorial are in a period of extraordinary creative destruction. Traditional, prestigious editorial careers in newspaper or television journalism are dwindling; meanwhile, companies in many industries are creating editorial work opportunities as they build and update compelling Internet presences. Those who seek ongoing editorial employment will find the most success if they anticipate change and make themselves expert in whatever is next in editorial media, content and process.

Common job titles in editorial and publishing include writer, reporter, editor, producer, proofreader, editorial assistant, contributing editor, managing editor, managing producer, editorial director and executive editor.

Editorial Salaries


Writers and authors earned median wages of $55,870 in May 2011, according to the BLS. For editors, median annual wages were $52,380. Reporters and correspondents’ median earnings were considerably lower at $34,870. Broadcast news analysts did better at $55,720.
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Staff Reporter The North Bay Business Journal, a division of Sonoma Media Investments is recruiting for a full-time general assignment staff reporter. We want an aggressive, creative journalist who has strong source development skills as well as a demonstrated ability to cover a broad range of stories, including breaking news, revealing features & complex enterprise stories. Computer-assisted repo...
Andromeda Systems Incorporated is seeking a Full-Time qualified Technical Writer to work in Jacksonville, FL. The technical writer will organize, write, edit and publish operational, instructional, and maintenance documentation using established standards for format, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology. Primary Job Duties: Write and/or revise and edit a variety of technical documents to...
GULF PUBLISHING COMPANY is the leading publisher to the oil and gas industry. Our specialized publications, World Oil and Hydrocarbon Processing, are published monthly and reach over 100,000 people involved in energy industries worldwide. Our company is dynamic and growing. To better serve our customers we are adding to our skilled team in the Houston office and are seeking a Technical Editor/Writ...
Position Title Documentation Specialist / Technical Writer Introduction JMA Information Technology seeks a documentation Specialist for a major Government Information Technology program located in Kansas City, MO. Responsibilities Creates and edits technical and other business documentation, reports and presentations, such as user manuals, training materials reports, whitepapers, Web content,...
This position is located in our MD, Rockville facility The Senior Editor screens and edits submissions for a special page within SETimes focused on Ukraine, which normally publishes 5 days a week, in Russian and Ukrainian. Other tasks include researching local and regional media in the region, identifying coverage angles, and coordinating translations. Tasks may include serving as Assignment Edit...
This position is located in our MD, Rockville facility The Senior Editor screens and edits submissions for a website focused on North Africa, which normally publishes 5 days a week, in Arabic, French and English. Other tasks include researching local and regional media in the region, identifying coverage angles, and coordinating translations. Tasks may include serving as Assignment Editor, respon...
This position is located in our MD, Rockville facility • The Managing Editor/Task Manager develops content plans and editorial policies for an online website providing coverage of military and security related news and issues for a Southeast Europe, Turkey and Ukraine audience. The website normally publishes 5 days a week, in 9 regional languages other than English. He/she supervises the editoria...
This position is located in our MD, Rockville facility • The Managing Editor/Task Manager develops content plans and editorial policies for an online website providing coverage of military and security related news and issues for a Horn of Africa audience. The website normally publishes 5 days a week, in 3 regional languages other than English. He/she supervises the editorial team of the website....
This position is located in our MD, Rockville facility The Principal Editor to helps manage the daily operations of an online microsite within SETimes.com. Website providing coverage of military and security-related events and issues in Ukraine. The website normally publishes 5 days a week, in Ukrainian, Russian and English. The Principal Editor will coordinate the editing activities of a number ...
Responsibilities: Work on emerging media solutions, applications and services for both domestic and international markets, covering an array of consumer device products and features Partner with a broad range of internal teams to document what it takes to make our customers happy and our service representatives successful Create and maintain a 'best in class' suite of knowledge, including devel...
Do good for your community while using your professional expertise and work with talented peers on a highly structured pro bono project! Taproot makes it easy to make a difference. Taproot Foundation is a nonprofit organization that makes business talent available to organizations that are working to improve society. We engage marketing, technology, strategy, design, and HR management professiona...
This opportunity is with the leading internet company in the world, with a great culture and environment! Technical writing background is a plus, but not required, for someone with very good communication skills and experience in at least one programming language so that they can do technical writing for APIs. This opportunity is for a couple of individuals to work as technical writers that can ...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a strong and experienced Content Developer to join their team in Austin, TX. This client is looking for a highly energetic and motivated consultant to join a cutting edge security product (software and hardware products) department within a large globally enterprise. This team specifically does release notes, patch notes, and content updates across p...
Do good for your community while using your professional expertise and work with talented peers on a highly structured pro bono project! Taproot makes it easy to make a difference. Taproot Foundation is a nonprofit organization that makes business talent available to organizations that are working to improve society. We engage marketing, technology, strategy, design, and HR management professiona...
About Aon Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 66,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and techni...
Assistant Business Editor Do you want to join the team that reinvents business coverage at the Bay Area’s definitive news source? As the Assistant Business Editor, you will play a vital role in shaping how the San Francisco Chronicle reports on the world’s most innovative economy. You will help a team of reporters and columnists transform the business section into a digital-first, must-read for ...
Executive Producer Help lead the digital transformation of one of San Francisco’s most iconic media brands. As the Executive Producer of SFChronicle.com you will be a member of the Chronicle’s newsroom leadership team, focused on creating the model for future news companies by pursuing revolutionary news-distribution practices. Overseeing the production and development of the growing SFChronicl...
BLH Technologies, Inc. (BLH), is seeking a Scientific Copy Editor to support a Federal client at the National Institutes of Health. The Scientific Copy Editor will be responsible for copyediting and proofing all technical documents. The Scientific Copy Editor will also be responsible for ensuring compliance with corporate and client style guides. This position reports directly to the Editorial Man...
Description: Position Description: Energize your career with one of Healthcare's fastest growing companies. You dream of a great career with a great company where you can make an impact and help people. We dream of giving you the opportunity to do just this. And with the incredible growth of our business, it's a dream that definitely can come true. Already one of the world's leading Health...
Description: Position Description: Energize your career with one of Healthcare's fastest growing companies. You dream of a great career with a great company where you can make an impact and help people. We dream of giving you the opportunity to do just this. And with the incredible growth of our business, it's a dream that definitely can come true. Already one of the world's leading Health...

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