Editorial Writer Salary

An Editorial Writer earns an average salary of $47,500 per year.

$29,590 - $99,329
MEDIAN: $47,500

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$23,484 - $92,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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.


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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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: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 24%