Assignment Editor Salary in the United States

How much does an Assignment Editor make in the United States? The average Assignment Editor salary in the United States is $40,514 as of October 30, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $30,026 and $52,882. 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. 

Salary range for an Assignment Editor
$30,026 to $52,882
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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...

Source: Wikipedia (as of 09/06/2019). Read more from Wikipedia

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Job Openings for Assignment Editor
DeKalb County Government - Attapulgus , GA
A preferred candidate has experience in the the following: working in a news room environment, serving as an assignment editor and/or producer and is proficient in Oracle, PeopleSoft and Kronos
Jobble, Inc. - 4 days ago
Catholic Order of Foresters - Naperville , IL
The Editor oversees the production of Catholic Forester magazine. Identifies and cultivates story ... Schedule and lead assignment, design and status meetings. * Assign magazine stories and take or ...
ZipRecruiter - 1 day ago
We're hiring copy editor/web producers in San Francisco and New York. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented, organized self-starter who has experience copy-editing and producing stories for the ...
LinkedIn - 4 days ago
IMA | Institute of Management Accountants -
The Copy Editor will work closely with the entire Publications staff to produce IMA's publications, including Strategic Finance magazine and Management Accounting Quarterly , as well as other ...
LinkedIn - 7 days ago
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine - Chicago , IL
Director of Journal Publishing, Editor-in-Chief, and Executive Editor Salary/Benefits: Commensurate ... assignment. · Provides a secondary review of manuscript proofs and other editorial matters to ...
Jobble, Inc. - 7 days ago
Journal of Visualized Experiments -
We are looking for dedicated scientists to serve as a Guest Editor for a JoVE Methods Collection Our Methods Collections include peer-reviewed video articles highlighting different techniques unified ...
LinkedIn - 4 days ago
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