Editor in Chief, Magazine Salary
The average Magazine Editor in Chief in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $60K per year. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Magazine Editors in Chief make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. Most Magazine Editors in Chief report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, somewhere between a fifth and a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by more than two-fifths. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $49K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $50K. Magazine Editors in Chief bring in $77K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $75K on average.
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