An Associate Editor, Print earns an average salary of $38,794 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in Technical Writing is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$26,630 - $49,665
(Median)
$27K
$39K
$50K
MEDIAN: $38,793
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90%

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$8.92 - $30.25
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$26,630 - $49,665  
   
Bonus
$1,750  
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).
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$18,959 - $62,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.75  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Bonus
$1,750  
   
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).
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$18,959 - $62,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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Job Description for Associate Editor, Print

Associate editors working in print generally work for media companies and publishing houses. Tasks conducted by these professionals may include brainstorming story ideas, assigning stories to writers and editing written pieces before they are published. They must be able to edit pieces for grammar, spelling and style, ensuring that all work fits within their publication's or employer's parameters. Associate editors may also oversee production processes, conduct independent research related to articles that are going to be published and collaborate with other editors. Associate editors working in print may head a single department such as sports, politics or science; in this case, they should be knowledgeable about their subject area.

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Associate Editor, Print Tasks

  • Edit and approve written work prior to publication.
  • Develop and maintain publishing calendar, making adjustments, and sending reminders.
  • Coordinate with editors, writers, and other team members to meet deadlines.
  • Assign and oversee contract and freelance staff.

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Experience Affects Associate Editor, Print Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Associate Editor, Print Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 19%

National Average
$36,000

Editing
up arrow 6%

Project Management
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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