Assistant Editor Salary
|Salary||$28,962 - $52,929|
|Bonus||$404.06 - $5,175|
|Total Pay (|
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$27,457 - $55,029|
|Hourly Rate||$11.14 - $26.83|
|Overtime||$17.53 - $40.60|
|Bonus||$404.06 - $5,175|
|Total Pay (||$27,457 - $55,029|
Job Description for Assistant Editor
Assistant editors - sometimes called editorial assistants - work in many media-related fields such as in book publishing, magazines, newspapers, radio programs, or websites. They work under the supervision of an editor in chief or senior editors, and they may maintain frequent contact with reporters, guest writers, and authors.Read More...
Assistant editors have many different responsibilities and job duties depending on the medium in which they work. For newspapers and magazines, they may assist the editor in chief with selecting and editing articles to be published, as well as editing, proofreading, and fact-checking. They may also help select digital media to accompany the article such as photographs, diagrams, or other illustrations; they may also help with layout.
In other fields, such as book publishing, assistant editors work with manuscripts. Assistant editors are responsible for proofreading and checking the manuscript for content, style, syntax, and other issues. Many assistant editors work their way up to a position in publishing by performing assistant editor duties such as fact checking and copy editing.
To become an assistant editor, most people must have at least a bachelor’s degree in English or a related field. Sometimes, a graduate-level degree is required; experience is typically preferred.
Assistant Editor Tasks
- Edit, proofread and fact check copy.
- Work with the editorial team on projects and content creation.
- Develop and write online content.
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Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Editor
Pay by Experience for an Assistant Editor has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant Editor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 477 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant Editor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 101 salaries. An experienced Assistant Editor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 38 salaries. An Assistant Editor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 17 salaries.
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