Associate Publisher Salary
Median pay for Associate Publishers in the United States is around $76K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Associate Publishers. Associate Publishers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 68 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
|Salary||$32,982 - $126,663|
|Bonus||$-0.50 - $25,342|
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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).)
|$33,433 - $137,748|
Job Description for Associate Publisher
Associate publishers are responsible for a large portion of the administrative process of publishing. They may be employed by newspapers, magazines, books, or websites. In some cases, associate publishers may choose to focus on one specific aspect of their company's publication, such as advertising or editorials. However, they are generally expected to have a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of the publication process. This includes a thorough understanding of their company's production cycle, as well as the nature of press and distribution operations. This is useful since it allows them to know whether to boost or reduce publication numbers.Read More...
They often act as a bridge between the publisher and the writing and editorial staff. They supervise their company's bottom line, monitor employee productivity, and report concerns or updates to their publisher. In other companies, particularly of a smaller size, associate publishers may undertake hands-on work by writing and editing pieces themselves and ensuring that written work meets the publisher's expectations. They may also hold meetings so as to brief employees on upcoming work and set goals for the publication's future.
Associate publishers work in an indoor office setting, usually during typical working hours. Their job requires frequent interaction, mostly with their publisher and staff. Their work is non-physical, but it requires a comprehensive understanding of writing, editing, and computer use. Many employers prefer to hire associate publishers with at least an associate's degree in a relevant field, such as journalism or creative writing. However, editing or publishing experience is often considered more valuable.
Associate Publisher Tasks
- Acquire new content, titles, and authors or partners.
- Write and negotiate contracts.
- Create overall strategic growth plan including new lines or imprints.
- Supervise the development of sales and marketing plans.
- Oversee editors and assistants.
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Pay by Experience Level for Associate Publisher
Pay by Experience for an Associate Publisher has a positive trend. An entry-level Associate Publisher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 12 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Associate Publisher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Associate Publisher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 19 salaries. An Associate Publisher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $109,000 based on 14 salaries.
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