How much does an Assignment Editor make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for an Assignment Editor in the United States is $20 as of April 26, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $15 and $27. Hourly rate 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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What is an Assignment Editor?

In journalism, an Assignment Editor is an editor – either at a newspaper, or radio or television station – who selects, develops and plans reporting assignments, either news events or feature stories, to be covered by reporters. An Assignment Editor often fields calls from the public, who give news tips, or information about a possible story or event to be covered. Sometimes, these calls may: Alert editors about a disaster – perhaps something as minor as a car accident or as major as a large industrial fire with mass casualties. Be someone wishing to make a complaint about corporate o...

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Reingold Inc - Alexandria , VA
Editing, proofreading, and contributing to copy written by clients and the firm, making sure that it adheres to the requirements of the initial assignment and reflects subsequent discussions with ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 59 days ago
Nexstar Broadcasting - Portsmouth , VA
Assignment Desk Editor WAVY-TV 10/WVBT FOX43 seeks an Assignment Desk Editor to join our news team. The Assignment Desk editor is responsible for gathering information and coordinating news coverage ... - 84 days ago
Duty First Consulting - Vienna , VA
Duty First Consulting is currently seeking a communications-focused technical editor and proofreader to join our company. Our team members have experience in public policy, health communications ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 3 days ago
Northern Virginia Magazine - Chantilly , VA
Northern Virginia Magazine is seeking a food critic/editor obsessed with all things edible to lead coverage of the diverse and dynamic food scene stretching from Arlington to Middleburg. The ...
LinkedIn - 26 days ago
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) - Reston , VA
One of the nation's largest and most respected nonprofit organizations is searching for an experienced editor-in-chief to lead its award-winning flagship publication, Civil Engineering . The work of ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 65 days ago
Bluehawk, LLC - Quantico , VA
Bluehawk is seeking a Mid-level Technical Editor to work in Quantico, VA. Responsibilities: * Reviews intelligence products for proper grammar, punctuation, and syntax, as well as for logic, clarity ... - 69 days ago
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These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of Assignment Editor in the United States. The average hourly rate for Assignment Editor ranges from $15 to $27 with the average hourly pay of $20. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $15 to $33 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $21.

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