How much does an Assistant Editor make in the United States? The average Assistant Editor salary in the United States is $44,335 as of January 26, 2023, but the salary range typically falls between $38,233 and $50,205. 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. 

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Institute for Justice - Arlington, VA

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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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NeuABC - McLean , VA
Manage a diverse team of editors, assistant editors, art directors, designers, and creative contributors, fostering a supportive, collaborative environment. Provide leadership, advice, guidance, and ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 75 days ago
Tax Analysts - Falls Church , VA
Assists with editing as needed and notifies quality control of errors. * Creates shells for ... May assist with training new hires as needed. * Maintains a database of correspondent agreements ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 10 days ago
George Mason University - Fairfax , VA
Reporting to the Assistant Dean, Strategic Marketing and Communications, the Senior Writer/Editor will research, write, edit, and distribute external and internal communications including news ...
The Washington Post - 11 days ago
MPF Federal LLC - Fort Belvoir , VA
MPF Federal is seeking currently seeking a Copy and Content Editor/Writer in the Fort Belvoir, VA area to assist with reviewing critical content across multiple channels and engaging the appropriate ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 47 days ago
Nascus - Arlington , VA
... website editing) Job Duties * Responsible for answering and routing calls, taking messages ... Provide additional administrative office support and assist with special projects as assigned
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 9 days ago
The University of Virginia - Wise , VA
... editing presentations as well as promotional materials and correspondence. In addition, this position will assist with administrative tasks at the Oxbow Center, a dual purpose economic and ... - 18 days ago

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