How much does an Assistant Editor make in the United States? The average Assistant Editor salary in the United States is $42,467 as of August 27, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $36,622 and $48,092. 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. 

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $36,622 10% $31,301 90% $53,212 75% $48,092 $42,467 50%(Median)
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What is an Assistant Editor ?

Editors work on producing an issue of Bild, West Berlin, 1977. Previous front pages are affixed to the wall behind them. There are various editorial positions in publishing. Typically, one finds editorial assistants reporting to the senior-level editorial staff and directors who report to senior executive editors. Senior executive editors are responsible for developing a product for its final release. The smaller the publication, the more these roles overlap. The top editor at many publications may be known as the chief editor, executive editor, or simply the editor. A frequent and highly ...

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Job Openings for Assistant Editor
Global Dimensions, LLC - Springfield , VA
* (U//FOUO) Multi-media editors work with analytic authors and technical and publishing * specialists to edit, format, and disseminate various geospatial intelligence reports according * to established ...
LinkedIn - 3 days ago
Publishing Concepts, LP - Virginia Beach , VA
The Editor will be responsible for editing data and/or stories collected by our Inside Sales Associates or submitted by clients' constituents. Primary responsibility is to ensure any new data is ...
ZipRecruiter - 1 day ago
Influence & Co. - Richmond , VA
Thinking About Joining the Team at Influence & Co.? Influence & Co. makes content marketing simple by providing a collaborative solution to help companies strategize, create, publish, and maximize ...
SoftPros - 3 days ago
LoveToKnow Media* - Richmond , VA
Editor in Chief, YourDictionary LoveToKnow Media is seeking an experienced Editor in Chief who will play a critical role in the editorial evolution of The core goals of this ...
ZipRecruiter - 6 days ago
Klett Consulting Group Inc - Norfolk , VA
KCG is seeking a Naval Communications Technical Editor to join our team. Experience working for a Naval Command is required. Responsibilities: * Daily attendance on site * Demonstrated proficiency in ... - 25 days ago
Dynamis - Vienna , VA
Research, draft, edit and/or review reports, Federal regulations, or other working documents * Assist in writing/editing drafts of marketing materials, briefing materials, and PowerPoint ... - 64 days ago

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