Editorial Director Salary

The average salary for an Editorial Director is $82,148 per year.

$51,770 - $126,711
MEDIAN: $82,147

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$51,770 - $126,711  
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$53,696 - $134,754  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 241
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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

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $84,347

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Experience Affects Editorial Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Editorial Director Salaries

Content Management
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Project Management

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Web Content Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.


79 %
21 %

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: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 10%