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Editorial Writer Salary

An Editorial Writer earns an average salary of $42,000 per year.

$28,828 - $87,586
(Median)
$29K
$42K
$88K
MEDIAN: $42,000
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90%

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$8.03 - $20.71
(Median)
$8
$13
$21
MEDIAN: $13.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$28,828 - $87,586  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,745  
Total Pay (?
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$23,335 - $84,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$8.03 - $20.71  
   
Overtime
$12.00 - $24.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,745  
   
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).
)
$23,335 - $84,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Job Description for Editorial Writer

Newspapers and other media outlets draw a strong dividing line between news writing - which is generally covered by the bulk of their staff - and editorial. An editorial writer is a writer who outwardly expresses opinions of current events in a wide range of areas, and they are generally expected to write opinionated but factually-based essays. Most successful editorial writers attempt to be provocative and write strongly; the essays they write are not only meant to persuade public opinion, but also to draw interest and attention.

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Editorial Writer Tasks

  • Write comments on topics of interest to stimulate or influence public opinion, following the views and policies of the publication.
  • Work with publication editors to edit and refine editorial copy.
  • Prepare articles on the editorial position of the publication.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 20%
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