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Editorial Director Salary

The average salary for an Editorial Director is $82,634 per year.

$52,689 - $127,393
MEDIAN: $82,634

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$52,689 - $127,393  
$0.00 - $20,044  
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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).
$54,606 - $133,863  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 208

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Editorial Director

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

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Experience Affects Editorial Director Salaries

National Average

up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Editorial Director Salaries

Project Management

Content Management

National Average

People Management
up arrow 1%

up arrow 5%

Web Content Management
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.


76 %
24 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 10%