PLEASE USE THIS FORM TO SUBMIT YOUR INFO: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScws3_GjSHH7LGPdm7r82u1Nj5apstZHD5fiMu6zL_UO9gqRw/viewform?usp=sf_link
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
Producer A+E 75000 cis white female 5 NYC write and produce videos, manage editors, pitch and develop concepts $40/hr Associate Producer
Director ABC 3500/wk F 10 NYC Direct TV series
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 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
Reporter Acuris 55000 White CIS Male 3 Western US City Cover industry-specific news with a financial focus, including analysis and company profiles, interviews with CEOs and bankers. Previous work at a small legal paper, 50,000 starting, 51,000 at first raise (5 months in) 54,000 at second raise (1.5 years in). Contract marketing work prior, 14-17 per hour.
Copy editor Adams Publishing Group $16 an hour cis white female 2 Small metro on West Coast Edit stories, manage page design, run opinion page
Senior Reporter Adams Publishing Group $21,840 Male/Caucasion 5 Circleville, Ohio General Reporting, community editor staff reporter, 20,800
Digital Editor Adams Publishing Group $30,000 Cis female/white 6 Idaho Manage all multimedia aspects of the newspaper, including video, audio, website management, newsletters, and social media strategy.
Reporter Adams Publishing Group/APG Chesapeake $30,000 Cis white woman 4 Maryland Beat reporter assigned to crime, municipal government writing 10 stories/week for twice-weekly publication. I do all my own photography and most of my own editing because we are incredibly poorly staffed. Company used to be owned by Washington Post before Jeff Bezos sold it in 2015: had worked here then from 2011-2014. Previously a communications worker in state government making $57,000/annually.
Data Journalist Advance $41,000 cis POC female 5+ years NY metro area data analysis, reporting, graphics, design
Data Reporter Advance $75,000 cis-het white male 15 NJ Regular original content, major projects, editing, newsroom training, mentorship, collaboration with beat reporters on graphics, Started at $36K 10 years ago. 3-4 raises over the decade.
Reporter Advance $43,000 cis white male 3 NJ $33/hr as NY intern; $12/hr at internship in different city
Reporter Advance 57,000 cis Latina 6 Northeast Reporting on state politics and related issues Started at $40,000 at a breaking news job (also in the Northeast)
Audience Engagement Advance Local $63,300 cis white female 4 NYC Social media, community management, brand management, moderation Started at $52k (25/hr - I am hourly)
Reporter Advance Local $37,500 Cis female / white 1 Michigan Beat reporting, writing N/A
Reporter Advance Local 58,000 Latina cis female 3 NJ/NYC Metro area Beat reporting and writing, enterprise stories, social media. Three raises since hired after intership at 40,000. Intern at Advance Local about 12/hour with overtime. Intern at WNBC 10.50/hour
Reporter Advance Local 82,000 cishet white male 9 East Coast Reporting and editing Entry-level web producer at 35K, reporter at $50K
Reporter Advance Local $56,000 Female 16
Reporter Advance Local Media $49,000 Cis-het white female 15 Michigan Reporting, writing, editing own stories Assistant editor at a regional magazine: $30,000 Web editor at a national magazine: $40,000
Creative Content Coordinator Advertising Agency 45000 Cis Latinx Women 1 Long Beach Purchase stock photography/assets, route CGI data, coordinate CGI assets between vendor/clients Social Media Coordinator - $35K (experience 2 years)
Senior Social Producer Ai 85000 White Female 8 NYC Global Social Strategy, Managing Social Accounts, Writing, Producing Content.
Reporter / Content Provider Aim Media Midwest 25,000 Male / White 10 Ohio State, county, local government and politic