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Working As An Editorial Assistant

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People
  • Getting Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $32,097

    Average Salary

What Does An Editorial Assistant Do

An Editorial Assistant provides support in all stages of the publication of books, journals, magazines, and other materials. Their primary duties include writing and editing copy, calculating expenditures, planning and organizing projects, and commissioning articles.

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Real Editorial Assistant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Executive/Editorial Assistant Greengage Productions, Inc. Sag Harbor, NY Oct 01, 2009 $71,500
Editorial Assistant-ACR Press American College of Radiology Reston, VA Jun 15, 2016 $45,000
Research & Editorial Assistant Ethics and Public Policy Center, Inc. Washington, DC Jan 12, 2015 $43,013
Research & Editorial Assistant Ethics & Public Policy Cewnter, Inc. Washington, DC Dec 15, 2011 $43,013
Research & Editorial Assistant Ethics & Public Policy Center, Inc. Washington, DC Dec 15, 2011 $43,013
Editorial Assistant for Int'l LIT Black Balloon Publishing, LLC New York, NY Feb 08, 2016 $42,765
Editorial Assistant Commonweal Foundation New York, NY Sep 10, 2015 $42,429 -
Editorial Assistant Penguin Random House LLC New York, NY Aug 18, 2014 $42,429
Editorial Assistant DM2 Media, LLC New York, NY Sep 04, 2015 $42,286
Editorial Assistant String Letter Publishing, Inc. San Rafael, CA Nov 23, 2011 $40,539
Editorial Assistant Portable Us Inc. New York, NY Dec 16, 2013 $40,352
Managing Editorial Assistant Open Road Integrated Media Inc. New York, NY Sep 10, 2014 $40,352
Editorial Assistant Cheng & Tsui Company, Inc. Boston, MA Aug 09, 2016 $37,918 -
Editorial Assistant The Five Star Travel Corporation Chicago, IL Oct 01, 2011 $36,566
Editorial Assistant Penguin Random House LLC New York, NY Aug 18, 2014 $36,200
Editorial Assistant Reserved Magazine LLC Stratford, CT Sep 22, 2016 $36,126
Editorial Assistant (Film and Media Curating) American Museum of The Moving Image New York, NY Sep 18, 2012 $35,600
Editorial Assistant Regan Arts LLC New York, NY Nov 04, 2016 $35,000
Editorial Assistant/Proofreader Workshop Creative, LLC West Hollywood, CA Jan 19, 2016 $34,154
Editorial Assistant Aperture Foundation, Inc. New York, NY Sep 17, 2014 $32,000
Editorial Assistant Aperture Foundation, Inc. New York, NY Sep 27, 2014 $32,000

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Top Skills for An Editorial Assistant


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Top Editorial Assistant Skills

  1. Editorial Staff
  2. Data Entry
  3. Manuscript Submissions
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Ensured that authors, editorial staff and production staff met project deadlines while staying within a previously established budget.
  • Assisted with administrative roles, including researching and maintaining data entry files, generating reports and processing contracts.
  • Coordinate correspondence between editors and authors of potential manuscript submissions.
  • Updated company website with daily updated articles.
  • Proofed and edited press releases and other marketing material to ensure accuracy and consistency.

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