Editor in Chief, Magazine Salary
With one-half of Magazine Editors in Chief in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $33K to $100K per year and averages out to $60K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. While slightly less than a third report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and about two-fifths have dental, as well. Female Magazine Editors in Chief make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job.
|Salary||$35,745 - $100,671|
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Job Description for Editor in Chief, Magazine
The magazine editor in chief has supervisory and content control for their publication. Department editors typically directly report to the editor in chief, and these editors serve as a conduit between the editor in chief and the magazine's writers, photographers, layout designers and other employees. The magazine editor in chief often holds regular meetings with the publication's other editors, in which these subordinate editors pitch, gain approval for, describe progress on and discuss issues with planned content. The editor in chief must provide appropriate, timely feedback that these subordinates can use in creating and editing magazine content.Read More...
All content (including revisions) may ultimately be reviewed by editor in chief for final approval. Additionally, the editor in chief assesses current and proposed content for how it fits with the magazine's branding and masthead statements. Typically, the editor in chief of a magazine also represents their publication as a spokesperson, and they may provide regular content for the magazine in the form of a written column.
Most of the time, a magazine editor in chief has at least a bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or a related field. Additionally, he or she typically has experience in editing, writing, and leading departmental teams in newspapers, magazines or online media.
Editor in Chief, Magazine Tasks
- Set and decide editorial policy and article placement.
- Represent the publication.
- Edit content.
- Manage staff and department budget.
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Pay by Experience Level for Editor in Chief, Magazine
Pay by Experience for an Editor in Chief, Magazine has a positive trend. An entry-level Editor in Chief, Magazine with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 22 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Editor in Chief, Magazine with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Editor in Chief, Magazine which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 17 salaries. An Editor in Chief, Magazine with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 13 salaries.
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