Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Managing Editor is $65,141
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Managing Editors?
An entry-level Managing Editor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $48,433 based on 8 salaries. An early career Managing Editor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,170 based on 147 salaries. A mid-career …Read more
What Do Managing Editors Do?
Managing editors work primarily in the publication field and are responsible for overseeing publishing from start to finish. This position may require at least seven years of experience and a bachelor's degree in English, writing, or journalism, and these directors are also responsible for overseeing a collective group of writers (professional, freelance, or both) for specific publications such as magazines or newspapers.
Managing editors are responsible for reviewing all work submitted by …Read more
- Initiate and approve story assignments.
- Work with the executive editor on all aspects of producing the company's print and digital products.
- Manage creation of all editorial content.
- Manage beat editors, copy editors and multimedia editors.