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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

 

Salaries in the Magazine World

This is from an editor's website: http://www.ed2010.com

"Next Stop: Your Magazine Dream Job"

The title says it all! Check out these sad pay rates of our industry:

Salary Reports

Meredith
Position/Job title:
Editorial Assistant
Salary:
$33,600
Other:
2 weeks vacay, once you accrue it; 2 personal days

Conde Nast
Position/Job title:
Assistant Editor
Salary:
$38K
Other:
2 weeks vacay, 4 personal days, good benefits

Time Inc.
Position/Job title:
Associate Editor
Salary:
$46K
Other:
4 weeks vacation

Dennis
Position/Job title:
Production Editor
Salary:
$45K

Hachette/Elle
Position/Job title:
Fashion Assistant
Salary:
$20K + OT
Other:
with prior experience

Unspecified Regional mag
Position/Job title:
Designer
Salary:
$37,500

Niche Media
Position/Job title:
Editorial Intern
Salary:
$1.25/hr

King Media
Position/Job title:
Editor
Salary:
$27K

Trade magazine
Position/Job title:
Freelance Assistant Editor
Salary:
$15/hr
Other:
$31K when full-time with sb, 2 weeks vacation, and traveling to trade shows

Hollywood Life Magazine
Position/Job title:
Editorial Assistant
Salary:
$10/hr
Other:
Health and Dental

Rodale
Position/Job title:
Intern
Salary:
$10.60/hr
Other:
Becomes $15/hr with master's degree

Time Inc.
Position/Job title:
Editorial Intern
Salary:
$10/hr

Bauer
Position/Job title:
Assistant Editor
Salary:
$36K
Other:
401K, free health; dental and life insurance; 15 days vacation; annual reviews

Unspecified Trade mag
Position/Job title:
Associate Editor
Salary:
$29K
Other:
Plus $3K in bonuses

Manhattan Media newspapers
Position/Job title:
Features Editor
Salary:
$30K
Other:
Half of full health benefits. 12 days vacation.

San Francisco consumer mag
Position/Job title:
Editorial Assistant
Salary:
$32K
Other:
Summer Fridays, 2 weeks paid vacation, full benefits, bonuses on birthdays, "anniversary" of company, and New Years. Paid editorial travel 3-4 times per year.

Meredith
Position/Job title:
Associate Editor
Salary:
$45K
Other:
3 weeks vacation, sb

Time Inc.
Position/Job title:
Assistant Editor
Salary:
$36K
Other:
4 weeks vacay, good benefits

McGraw Hill
Position/Job title:
Project Assistant
Salary:
$30K
Other:
no benefits or paid vacation, but can take days off when you need it.

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Suddenly freelancing is sounding a lot better!! You could make more by writing one of our feature articles than you would working for a straight week in some of these jobs... yikes.

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