AARP Editorial Designer Salary in the United States

How much does a Editorial Designer make at companies like AARP in the United States? The average salary for Editorial Designer at companies like AARP in the United States is $40,727 as of March 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $37,127 and $44,327. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities2

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What does a Editorial Designer do at companies like AARP?

Business Unit Description

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name.  As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP.

Integrated Communications and Marketing (ICM) is a multimedia, service-focused communications and marketing operation that leads in shaping the impression of AARP by providing communications planning, marketing, support and execution for AARP’s strategic business units. 


AARP publications is seeking an ambitious Editorial Designer to join our creative team, working on department design for AARP The Magazine (America’s most-read magazine), AARP Bulletin, digital versions of both publications, and special projects. We're looking for a multitasker, who thrives in a fast-paced environment and has a proactive work style—eager to develop multiple solutions for design challenges. The ability to juggle and independently prioritize multiple projects is a must.

  • Art concept stories, design department pages and assign illustration for both publications, and digital versions, working directly with story and photo editors
  • Ability to take direction from senior design staffers, while first problem-solving independently
  • Submit and track department entries for award competitions
  • Handle the purchase card for the department
  • Input illustrator contracts and upload imagery to the digital asset management system
  • Assist the Digital Editions Specialist with digital layouts
  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree; or an equivalent combination of training and experience related to the duties of the position.
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop required; DPS experience a plus.
  • Knowledge and interest in editorial design
  • Excellent project management and communication skills. Must embrace teamwork and collaboration, with the ability to work well under pressure, multitask and adhere to tight deadlines. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented—strong organizational and time-management skills are a must. 
Benefits Offered

AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401K, 100% company funded pension plan, health, dental, vision and life insurance, STD/LTD, paid vacation and sick, and other benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.  AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Average Total Cash Compensation

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The chart shows total cash compensation for the AARP Editorial Designer in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $37,127 to $44,327 with an average total cash compensation of $40,727. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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