Executive Editor Salary
Executive Editors in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent close to three-fourths of Executive Editors. Salaries average out to around $82K per year and spread from $54K to $149K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Executive Editors survey respondents are women (76 percent). Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Executive Editors. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
|Salary||$50,965 - $148,003|
|Bonus||$1,949 - $24,775|
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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).)
|$54,022 - $148,832|
Job Description for Executive Editor
Executive editors are generally responsible for writing articles and assisting employees with the publication of articles. When assisting others, executive editors typically assist in the editing of punctuation, style, grammar, and spelling, as well as avoiding plagiarism of any kind. They generally check for plagiarism using computer programs, as well as analyze and evaluate articles for originality.Read More...
Executive editors often serve as strategists for publication companies and must have a clear understanding of the company’s vision and mission to ensure that all employees uphold them on a daily basis. They may also be in charge of various employees within the company, including managing, hiring, supervising, and terminating. They must also ensure that all employees work well with one other at all times. A bachelor's degree in English, journalism, or a related field is generally required for this position, and prior writing/editing experience may be required by some employers.
Executive Editor Tasks
- Lead writing and marketing teams, ensuring brand standards are met or exceeded.
- Identify new content streams and market them to specific sub-groups.
- Write and edit content, mentoring writers.
- Integrate content and delivery across platforms to improve readers' experience.
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Popular Skills for Executive Editor
Executive Editors report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, Editing, Project Management, and writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Writing, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Most people who know Editing also know writing.
Pay by Experience Level for Executive Editor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $72K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $61K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Executive Editors make a median salary of $90K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $95K on average.
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