AARP Editorial Writer/Editor/Producer Salary in the United States

How much does a Editorial Writer/Editor/Producer make at companies like AARP in the United States? The average salary for Editorial Writer/Editor/Producer at companies like AARP in the United States is $72,372 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $62,375 and $82,368. 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 Writer/Editor/Producer 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. 


The Writer-Editor-Producer is responsible for contributing written content for use in AARP print and online platforms that appeals to the AARP target audience in order to support the production of high quality publications and an outstanding website.

  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of a wide variety of subjects important to AARP demographic and applies knowledge to contribute appropriate, effective, and meaningful content.
  • Assigns news and/or creative features content for AARP publications and/or website to other contributors as needed.
  • Skillfully edits and shapes news and/or creative feature content to encourage readership and have the most impact.
  • Stays up-to-date in one or more areas of assigned content expertise: health, money, entertainment, travel, relationships, style; maintains familiarity with and knowledge of where to find expertise in the other areas as needed.
  • Maintains contacts with talented freelancers, subject matter experts, and opinion leaders who can contribute and/or write for print and online platforms and utilizes those contacts effectively to solicit meaningful, appropriate content as needed.Keeps knowledgeable of changing best practices in print and online content.  
  • Keeps knowledgeable of competitive print and web content producers and the way they develop content.
  • Collaborates to creatively and enthusiastically brainstorm unique ideas to build print and online inventory.
  • Constantly offers new, creative well thought-out ideas for content and content development.
  • Develops and maintains deep knowledge of AARP and its top priorities and goals.
  • Performs other editorial duties to produce high quality publications and outstanding website.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, or Communications.
  • 6+ years of related experience. 
  • Focused knowledge in one or several of the areas of health, money, entertainment, travel, relationships, style content is desirable.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills and a proven track record creating journalism of the highest standards required in multiple formats and platforms.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current best practices in print and online formats.
  • Demonstrated skill in packaging content for print and online formats.
  • Is able to work at a fast pace and high level and is focused on completing assignments and meeting deadlines.
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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The chart shows total cash compensation for the AARP Editorial Writer/Editor/Producer in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $62,375 to $82,368 with an average total cash compensation of $72,372. 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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