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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

  • $39,832

    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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Editorial Assistant Demographics

Gender

Female

71.2%

Male

26.7%

Unknown

2.1%
Ethnicity

White

62.3%

Hispanic or Latino

14.2%

Black or African American

11.6%

Asian

8.2%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

43.7%

French

18.7%

German

6.7%

Italian

5.4%

Chinese

3.8%

Mandarin

3.7%

Japanese

3.3%

Russian

3.2%

Portuguese

3.0%

Korean

1.5%

Arabic

1.5%

Hindi

1.2%

Greek

1.1%

Tagalog

0.5%

Irish

0.5%

Hebrew

0.5%

Polish

0.5%

Thai

0.4%

Filipino

0.4%

Urdu

0.4%
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Editorial Assistant Education

Schools

New York University

15.1%

Northeastern University

7.7%

Temple University

6.1%

Boston University

6.0%

Emerson College

5.5%

Columbia University

5.1%

Syracuse University

5.0%

University of Missouri - Columbia

4.7%

George Washington University

4.5%

Fordham University

4.3%

George Mason University

4.2%

University of Massachusetts Amherst

3.8%

University of Southern California

3.7%

Northwestern University

3.6%

Indiana University Bloomington

3.6%

San Francisco State University

3.5%

Pennsylvania State University

3.5%

Johns Hopkins University

3.5%

University of Texas at Austin

3.3%

University of Connecticut

3.3%
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Majors

English

26.4%

Journalism

16.2%

Communication

11.3%

Writing

10.0%

Business

4.5%

History

3.5%

Political Science

3.5%

Fine Arts

3.1%

Psychology

2.4%

Public Relations

2.4%

Law

2.2%

Publishing

1.9%

Marketing

1.8%

Education

1.7%

Graphic Design

1.7%

Agricultural Public Services

1.6%

Literature

1.6%

Liberal Arts

1.4%

Photography

1.3%

Anthropology

1.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

50.8%

Masters

26.8%

Other

10.8%

Doctorate

5.0%

Certificate

3.5%

Associate

2.6%

Diploma

0.4%

License

0.1%
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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 -
$45,914
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 -
$45,000
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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  1. Editorial Staff
  2. Online Content
  3. Data Entry
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  • Managed a small editorial staff to ensure productivity and efficiency.
  • Review and edit online content before publication, and format and edit content for print publications.
  • Assisted numerous editors with support including, but not limited to fact-checking, contacting writers, data entry and administrative duties.
  • Assisted editors with manuscript submissions for publication, researched and conducted promotional activities, and maintained mailing lists and subscription orders.
  • Uploaded retail information to company website and major online retailers and wholesalers.

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Top 10 Best States for Editorial Assistants

  1. Washington
  2. Oregon
  3. District of Columbia
  4. Maryland
  5. New York
  6. North Carolina
  7. Illinois
  8. Alaska
  9. New Jersey
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