The average pay for an Editorial Director is $89,911 per year. A skill in Strategic Planning is associated with high pay for this job.

$56,511 - $131,518
MEDIAN: $89,910

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$56,511 - $131,518  
$2,054 - $22,846  
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$56,988 - $138,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 178

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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

  • 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.
  • Manage vendor and community relationships.
  • Manage a team of content producers, including assignments and schedules.

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Pay by Experience Level for Editorial Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $94,777

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Experience Affects Editorial Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Editorial Director Salaries

Strategic Planning
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National Average

People Management
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Content Management
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Web Content Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.


83 %
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 5%