Magazine Publisher Salary
A big portion of take-home pay for Magazine Publishers — close to one-half, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $100K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Magazine Publishers (54 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while slightly more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Job Description for Magazine Publisher
Magazine publishers oversee marketing, research, design, and content of their magazine. They are responsible for reviewing magazine content, editorials, and photography to make sure they meet the required standards before publication. These professionals must promote innovation related to magazine content, advertisement, sales, online presence, and other elements in magazine production and promotion. Magazine publishers actively participate in meetings to contribute to content and design ideas; they also review pre-press proofs, the final step before sending the content to press. In addition, they create important business relationships with external partners to promote the magazine, build important connections, and reduce printing and distributing expenses. Depending on the size and purpose of the magazine, the publisher may perform other duties as needed.Read More...
A bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or a related field is generally required for this job. In addition, previous magazine publishing experience is necessary. Magazine publishers must have excellent analytical skills and possess strong problem-solving abilities. They need to be creative and possess strong interpersonal and communication skills to lead magazine staff to reach all company objectives under strict deadlines. These professionals work in a fast-paced environment and must multitask effectively on a variety of projects. Magazine publishers must work well in a team environment, but also perform effectively on their own and demonstrate excellent leadership skills.
Magazine Publisher Tasks
- Work with editorial team and management to develop and implement goals and initiatives.
- Supervise management, assisting in hiring and training.
- Manage business-to-business advertising and sales and conduct daily prospecting via meetings and presentations.
- Build contacts, partners, and funding opportunities through networking and community outreach.
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Pay by Experience Level for Magazine Publisher
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $70K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $72K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $119K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $103K on average.
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