The average salary for a Staff Writer in Canada is C$42,729.
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Job Description for Staff Writer
Staff writers are usually hired by organizations that create some form of written media for customers or consumers. Typically, media outlets that report news in some field (such as technology, sports, and health care) employ one or more staff writers. Regular news outlets and magazines also often refer to reporters and story creators as staff writers as well. Typically, a staff writer writes and formats assignments according to protocols established by their employer. For some staff writers on …Read more
Staff Writer Tasks
- Write informative, professional material for print or online media sources.
- Use word processing programs and content management systems to curate material.
- Adhere to strict deadlines and produce quality content quickly.
- Perform journalistic research and conduct interviews as needed.
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Pay by Experience Level for Staff Writer
An early career Staff Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$40,414 based on 13 salaries. A mid-career Staff Writer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$52,000 based on 8 salaries.
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