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Moved to a form response that will automatically feed info to this sheet on the tab next to this, and I'll copy + paste all info into the main tab! Please note, this is for the media industry. If you do not work in this industry, please consider starting a similar sheet! There are now sheets for advertising agencies and book publishing, as well!
Talking about how much or how little money you make feels taboo, and it shouldn't. Knowledge is power and Glassdoor info is hit or miss. Wouldn't it be great to know what your peers make so you can use that to leverage a raise? Or if your company does a "market adjustment" yet you don't see the data, wouldn't it be great to know how accurate it is or isn't? So, let's share what we make and any relevant info to help each other learn our worth!
TITLE COMPANY SALARY Gender Identity / Ethnicity YEARS OF EXPERIENCE LOCATION JOB DUTIES PREV SALARIES/TITLES/ETC
Senior Reporter (Broadcast media) $125,000 + $6250 annual bonus Asian cis female 9 New York On-air original reporting and analysis; Writing original stories and analysis; Moderating at conferences and events Broadcast media: $104,760 / Trade publication: $63,000 / Broadcast media: $27/h / Magazine: $15/h
Sr. Broadcast Engineer 24 local cable news ~150,000 (after bonus) Male/whire 25 New York City Maintain production equipment/manage station atomation systems /analyze workflows and come up with better ways of doing things. Keep the place running Many positions in operations and engineering. Including management. From entry level tape operator to tech manager and everything in between.
Editor 417 Magazine 35,200 white female 1.5 Springfield, Missouri plan, coordinate and write content for a bi-monthly business lifestyle magazine intern, editorial assistant (hourly work)
Engagement Editor 5280 Magazine 36,000 white, cis, female 1.5 Denver, Colorado Running all social media accounts, writing and editing for the website, producing stories, performing analytics, compiling monthly analytics reports intern
Bureau Chief A B2B trade publication $58,000 Cis white female 12 Los Angeles Run entire west coast bureau
Editor/Submission Manager A biotech company $114,000 Female/white 6 San Francisco, CA Editing, project management, comment adjudication
Digital Editor A Canadian magazine with international distribution $42,000 CAD Cis white male 7 Remote Oversee all publishing on website, social media. Work with print editors. Manage website updates and bug fixes. Content strategy. SEO.
Associate Photo Editor A Canadian Media Company $57,500 Male 16 Toronto
Editor-in-Chief A Canadian sports magazine $63,000 (CAD) CIS white male 7 Toronto Oversight of print and digital (including site, social, video, podcasts); management of a small staff of writers and producers. I believe starting salary was $50,000 (CAD)
Editor in Chief A Chinese Digital News Outlet $100,000 after tax Chinese Male 10 Beijing Managing team, editing, and writing
Managing Editor A community magazine $55,000 F POC 5 Toronto Overseeing a team of five editors and oversee all editorial and photo shoots required for our monthly magazine
Automotive industry reporter A Detroit daily newspaper 55,000 White 5 Detroit reporting 35,000, reporter.
Senior Editor A digital news outlet 30,000€ Male 37 Barcelona Assigning and copy-editing. Writing a daily column. Occasionally writing stories, doing interviews Senior editor and reporter. EIC local daily.
Content strategist A financial institution 109,000 F/white 13 North Carolina Manage/produce editorial content 72k trade magazine editor, 65k viral video producer, 90k trade association media editor, 55k financial wire services reporter, 32k community newspaper assistant news editor
Editor/reporter A financial news service 126,000 Cis M/White 20 New York, NY Report, write, edit, train. Not supervising anyone directly.
Senior Editor A Future PLC outlet $35,000 Cis White male 7 Remote Writing editorial, news, and commerce content, editing editorial content of other writers Starting salary $30,000; previously paid per post at variable rate
Deputy Editor A Future PLC web page 66,800 Female 13
Photojournalist A Gatehouse daily 32,000 cis man/white 5 Florida Panhandle Sports, news, photo stories, podcasting, video Started at 30,000
IT support Technician A Gym franchise (I'd rather not say) $21/hr Female / White 4 California Networking, Remote control access, physical PC and Printer repairs, inventory, desktop support, phone support.. IT remote desktop support, Call center work
Web Producer A legacy newspaper $55,000 Cis white man 8 Texas Data analysis, social media, audience engagement, etc. Reporter: $40,000, $55,000; editor $40,000
Stage Manager A local Boston TV news station $32.50/hr White Male 4 Boston Floor directing anchors
Assistant Visuals Editor A magazine publisher 58500 Female, white 3 Brooklyn Photo researching, producing 1-2 shoots per month, writing credits, managing magazine's budget, negotiating rates, assisting Creative Director Photo Editor: $52,000
Reporter A McClatchy daily 37000 white female 20 Illinois reporting, photography, videography, social media, investigative, breaking
Photojournalist A McClatchy daily $34,000 Cis white woman 2 North Carolina
Reporter A nonprofit news outlet $39,000 Cis white man 4 Northeastern U.S. Reporting and writing news and features for three counties, taking and editing photos, attending government meetings and events across those three counties, etc. Before this I worked three paid three-month internships at daily newspapers while an editor of my college paper, and then had a yearlong paid fellowship at a large metropolitan paper.
education reporter a nonprofit news outlet $65,000 Black woman 5 Oakland, California Beat reporting, covering the local school district, writing 3-4 stories per week I made $40k as a Hearst fellow from 2018-2020
Editor (Copy editor) A personal finance website $60,000 cis white female 5 Remote / NYC area Copy edit SEO content, assign and manage freelancers, updates to old content, SEO research and article outlining n/a
Assistant Editor A Popular Women's Magazine 37,500 White, Female New York
editor A Russian news/opinion mill $50k cis m, white 5 US making articles concocted by not-native-English speakers coherent
Content Associate a social justice creative agency 50,000 Female 1 NYC assist producers with post production tasks recent graduate (undergrad) 4 years of relevant internship experience
Reporter A technology magazine $70,000 cis Asian-American woman 3 Boston Reporting and writing for online, newsletter, and print; some data & interactive work
Senior staff reporter A trade publication $55,000 Male/White 20 Portland, Oregon Reporting, writing, posting online content, page layout
Editor A weekly newspaper $100,000 + 10% of profit + merit bonus + benefits Cis het white male 27 San Francisco Bay Area Manage staff/freelancers, assign/write/edit stories, all page production & design, web/social media, photography
Producer A+E 75000 cis white female 5 NYC write and produce videos, manage editors, pitch and develop concepts $40/hr Associate Producer
Senior Writer/Producer A+E Networks $106,000 White Cis Female 13 New York City NY NYC Write and produce on-air promos, brainstorm co-branded ad sales pitches Writer/Producer, Writer/Preditor, Associate Writer/Producer, Production Assistant, Department Assistant, Receptionist. Started at the bottom at $27,000 in 2004.
Legal Affairs Writer ABA Journal 82,000 M/White 6 Chicago Write content for magazine and online; host podcast
Director ABC 3500/wk F 10 NYC Direct TV series
TV Coordinator ABC - DISNEY $25/hr MALE / WHITE 1 NYC Basic PA Duties + Additional publicity for television show PRODUCTION INTERN
Digital Content Producer ABC 27 WTXL (Scripps) $30,000 ($14.42/hourly) He/him, Hispanic 1 Tallahassee, Fla. Taking whatever happens in the community and putting on the web and on social media. Also, clipping videos from reporters on broadcast and attaching them to their web stories. Responsible for digital pitches as well. - Reporter for student paper, $10/article - Marketing Director, $18/hour
Digital Producer ABC News $80,000
Desk Assistant ABC News $18/hour plus overtime WOC Washington, DC
Shareholder Relations ABC News 100,000 + 25% bonus CIS WHITE MALE 25 Little St James Protecting shareholder interests and aligning editorial input Assistant to Jeff Epstein
Editorial Producer (booker) ABC News 77,000 F POC 4 NYC Book guests for national news, develop long-term stories and relationships
Associate Digital Producer ABC NEWS 70,000 White Male 3 NYC Produce short videos for the website
Associate Producer ABC News 72800 Nonbinary/AFAB/white 4 NYC
Senior Producer ABC News 198,000 cis male/white 18 DC
Senior reporter ABC News $110,000 cis female, white 15 Midwest primarily feature writing Freelance: Earned $50,000 the year I began and $100,000 my last year freelancing. Assistant Editor at an independent magazine: $30,000
Digital producer ABC7 70,000 White female 4 San Francisco Write stories, social media, manage website, digital content
Senior show producer - Audio Accessible Media Inc (AMI) 62,000 CAD Cis male / Tamil 9 Toronto Coordinate the work of segment producers and technicians, run story meetings, write/edit show scripts, maintain show schedule, write/edit online and social media posts, liason with video team $16 per hour as a researcher/writer at a trade publication
Reporter Acuris 55000 White CIS Male 3 Western US City Cover industry-specific news with a financial focus, incl