Average Editorial Director Salary

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The average salary for an Editorial Director is $91,112.
MEDIAN $91,112
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$59k - $134k
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$59k - $142k

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Job Description for Editorial Director

Editorial Director Tasks
  • Develop, lead, and enforce the voice and strategic branding of the organization across all departments.
  • Develop and execute editorial concepts for the long- and short-term.
  • Manage vendor and community relationships.
  • Manage a team of content producers, including assignments and schedules.

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Popular Skills for Editorial Director

Skills that pay less than market rate include Strategy, Content Management, People Management, Project Management and Editing.

Pay by Experience Level for Editorial Director

An early career Editorial Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $69,776 based on 43 salaries. A mid-career Editorial Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,457 based on 119 salaries. An experienced Editorial Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,645 based on 159 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $102,555.
Employees with Editorial Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 20.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (13.3% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (5.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (26.0% less), Boston, Massachusetts (13.5% less) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1.2% less).

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