Editorial Director Salary
An Editorial Director earns an average salary of $91,108 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. A skill in Strategic Planning is associated with high pay for this job.
|Salary||$57,772 - $132,465|
|Bonus||$2,020 - $22,846|
|Total Pay (|
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).)
|$56,511 - $137,771|
|Bonus||$2,020 - $22,846|
|Total Pay (||$56,511 - $137,771|
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.Read More...
They must be creative and artistic. They must have leadership and managerial skills. Editorial directors and their staff must use trusted and dependable sources to write feature stories and/or news items. They must instruct their staff to conduct thorough research prior to publishing stories and news. They must be able to write exceptionally well. They must have a strong background and experience in marketing, social media, and various online community forums. They must be able to work in a fast-paced environment. They are often required to work long hours, in order to meet publication deadlines. They must have interpersonal skills. They may work directly with clients or advertisers. They must review and approve publication content and make changes as necessary.
Most editorial directors have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in creative writing, social media, or another relevant field. Editorial directors must communicate well, orally and in writing. They must evaluate their staff on a regular basis, in accordance with their company’s guidelines, policies, and procedures. They must provide timely feedback. They must be fair and ethical. They may have to coach and/or mentor writers or other staff members directly.
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.
Popular Skills for Editorial Director
Pay by Experience Level for Editorial Director
Pay by Experience for an Editorial Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Editorial Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 22 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Editorial Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Editorial Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 98 salaries. An Editorial Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 60 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Related Job Salaries
Key Stats for Editorial Director
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.