Magazine Publisher Salary
The median total income of Magazine Publishers is around $98K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (about one-half, in fact) comes from commissions. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a little over a half earn dental coverage. Women make up a slight majority of Magazine Publishers (54 percent) survey respondents. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$48,479 - $167,256|
|Bonus||$1,030 - $50,167|
|Total Pay (||$50,932 - $179,203|
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
- 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.
- Work with editorial team and management to develop and implement goals and initiatives.
- Supervise management, assisting in hiring and training.
Pay by Experience Level for Magazine Publisher
Pay by Experience for a Magazine Publisher has a positive trend. An entry-level Magazine Publisher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 7 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Magazine Publisher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Magazine Publisher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $115,000 based on 32 salaries. A Magazine Publisher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 23 salaries.
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