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Newspaper Editor-In-Chief Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$106,859 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Newspaper Editor-In-Chief is $106,859 a year and $51 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Newspaper Editor-In-Chief is between $74,792 and $132,735. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Directs operation and devises editorial policy of newspaper.
  • Confers with editorial policy committee and heads of production, advertising, and circulation departments to develop editorial and operating procedures and negotiate decisions affecting publication.
  • Appoints editorial heads and supervises work of their departments in accordance with newspaper policy.
  • Writes leading or policy editorials or notifies editorial department head of position to be taken on specific public issues.
  • Oversees the editorial department heads.
Newspaper Editor-In-Chief Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Editors

Job family population: 96,890

Estimated population of Newspaper Editor-In-Chief jobs: 2,061

Rate of error: 1.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Newspaper Editor-In-Chief Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Consulting Editor
May 1
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International Services, Inc.
... degree in English or Journalism and 1-2 years employment experience with a blog, newspaper ... editing. The preferred media of delivery is voice over scripted videos to be used by users as a how ...
Director of Client Projects
May 10
Chicago, IL, USA
Grenzebach Glier and Associates
... CEO to drive strategic initiatives and lead special projects, the DCP will also assist in ... Exceptional proofreading and copy editing skills * Knowledge and familiarity with relevant ...
Creative Assistant
Apr 30
Chicago, IL, USA
Chicago Lighthouse
The position assists the Chief Creative Director in the day-to-day functions of The Chicago ... Website editing experience, preferably using Wordpress; * Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office ...
Client Services Associate
May 15
Brookfield, IL, USA
US Energy Company
We are seeking candidates that are outgoing, personable & comfortable working in a competitive ... auto, editor, hospitality, hvac, pharmaceutical sales, it, collections, Spanish, are buyer ...
Change Management Consultant
Apr 24
Chicago, IL, USA
In this role you build collaborative relationships with a range of customers spanning industries. ... editing.
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