Editorial Director Salary

The average salary for an Editorial Director is $81,777 per year.

$51,531 - $127,889
MEDIAN: $81,777

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$53,463 - $136,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 223
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Job Description for Editorial Director

Most of the time, editorial directors work for media and advertising publications. Most of them work for multi-platform publishing companies that include print and online publications. They are responsible for editorial content, voice content, photography, and/or graphics.


Editorial Director Tasks

  • Manage vendor and community relationships.
  • Manage a team of content producers, including assignments and schedules.
  • Develop, lead, and enforce the voice and strategic branding of the organization across all departments.
  • Develop and execute editorial concepts for the long- and short-term.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Skills That Affect Salaries

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Web Content Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.


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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 10%