Newspaper Editor Salary
Job Description for Newspaper Editor
- Develop story or content ideas.
- Supervise and coordinate work of reporters and other editors.
- Ensure adherence to a style guide, correct formatting and consistent use of language within a document.
- Review, rewrite and edit the work of writers.
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Popular Skills for Newspaper Editor
Newspaper Editors usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Editing, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and QuarkXPress are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing QuarkXPress as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Adobe InDesign are also skilled in Adobe Photoshop.
Pay by Experience Level for Newspaper Editor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Newspaper Editors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $31K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $32K. On average, Newspaper Editors make $40K following one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $45K.