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PLEASE USE THIS FORM TO SUBMIT YOUR INFO: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScws3_GjSHH7LGPdm7r82u1Nj5apstZHD5fiMu6zL_UO9gqRw/viewform?usp=sf_link
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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!
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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!
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TITLECOMPANYSALARYGender Identity / EthnicityYEARS OF EXPERIENCELOCATIONJOB DUTIESPREV SALARIES/TITLES/ETC
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Senior Reporter(Broadcast media)$125,000 + $6250 annual bonusAsian cis female9New YorkOn-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
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Sr. Broadcast Engineer24 local cable news~150,000 (after bonus)Male/whire25New York CityMaintain production equipment/manage station atomation systems /analyze workflows and come up with better ways of doing things. Keep the place runningMany positions in operations and engineering. Including management. From entry level tape operator to tech manager and everything in between.
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Editor417 Magazine35,200white female 1.5Springfield, Missouri plan, coordinate and write content for a bi-monthly business lifestyle magazineintern, editorial assistant (hourly work)
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Engagement Editor5280 Magazine36,000white, cis, female1.5Denver, ColoradoRunning all social media accounts, writing and editing for the website, producing stories, performing analytics, compiling monthly analytics reportsintern
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Bureau ChiefA B2B trade publication$58,000Cis white female12Los AngelesRun entire west coast bureau
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Editor/Submission ManagerA biotech company$114,000Female/white6San Francisco, CAEditing, project management, comment adjudication
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Digital EditorA Canadian magazine with international distribution$42,000 CADCis white male7RemoteOversee all publishing on website, social media. Work with print editors. Manage website updates and bug fixes. Content strategy. SEO.
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Associate Photo EditorA Canadian Media Company$57,500Male16Toronto
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Editor-in-ChiefA Canadian sports magazine$63,000 (CAD)CIS white male7TorontoOversight 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)
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Editor in ChiefA Chinese Digital News Outlet$100,000 after taxChinese Male10BeijingManaging team, editing, and writing
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Managing EditorA community magazine$55,000F POC5TorontoOverseeing a team of five editors and oversee all editorial and photo shoots required for our monthly magazine
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Automotive industry reporter
A Detroit daily newspaper
55,000White5Detroitreporting35,000, reporter.
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Senior EditorA digital news outlet 30,000€Male37BarcelonaAssigning and copy-editing. Writing a daily column. Occasionally writing stories, doing interviewsSenior editor and reporter. EIC local daily.
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Content strategistA financial institution109,000F/white13North CarolinaManage/produce editorial content72k trade magazine editor, 65k viral video producer, 90k trade association media editor, 55k financial wire services reporter, 32k community newspaper assistant news editor
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Editor/reporterA financial news service126,000Cis M/White20New York, NYReport, write, edit, train. Not supervising anyone directly.
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Senior EditorA Future PLC outlet$35,000Cis White male7Remote
Writing editorial, news, and commerce content, editing editorial content of other writers
Starting salary $30,000; previously paid per post at variable rate
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Deputy EditorA Future PLC web page66,800Female13
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PhotojournalistA Gatehouse daily32,000cis man/white5Florida Panhandle Sports, news, photo stories, podcasting, videoStarted at 30,000
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IT support TechnicianA Gym franchise (I'd rather not say)$21/hrFemale / White4CaliforniaNetworking, Remote control access, physical PC and Printer repairs, inventory, desktop support, phone support..IT remote desktop support, Call center work
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Web ProducerA legacy newspaper$55,000Cis white man8TexasData analysis, social media, audience engagement, etc.Reporter: $40,000, $55,000; editor $40,000
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Stage ManagerA local Boston TV news station$32.50/hrWhite Male4BostonFloor directing anchors
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Assistant Visuals EditorA magazine publisher58500Female, white3BrooklynPhoto researching, producing 1-2 shoots per month, writing credits, managing magazine's budget, negotiating rates, assisting Creative Director Photo Editor: $52,000
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ReporterA McClatchy daily37000white female20Illinoisreporting, photography, videography, social media, investigative, breaking
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PhotojournalistA McClatchy daily$34,000Cis white woman2North Carolina
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ReporterA nonprofit news outlet$39,000Cis white man4Northeastern 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.
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education reportera nonprofit news outlet$65,000Black woman5Oakland, CaliforniaBeat reporting, covering the local school district, writing 3-4 stories per weekI made $40k as a Hearst fellow from 2018-2020
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Editor (Copy editor)
A personal finance website
$60,000cis white female5Remote / NYC area
Copy edit SEO content, assign and manage freelancers, updates to old content, SEO research and article outlining
n/a
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Assistant EditorA Popular Women's Magazine37,500White, FemaleNew York
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editorA Russian news/opinion mill$50kcis m, white5USmaking articles concocted by not-native-English speakers coherent
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Content Associatea social justice creative agency50,000Female1NYCassist producers with post production tasksrecent graduate (undergrad) 4 years of relevant internship experience
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ReporterA technology magazine$70,000cis Asian-American woman3BostonReporting and writing for online, newsletter, and print; some data & interactive work
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Senior staff reporterA trade publication$55,000Male/White20Portland, OregonReporting, writing, posting online content, page layout
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EditorA weekly newspaper$100,000 + 10% of profit + merit bonus + benefitsCis het white male27San Francisco Bay AreaManage staff/freelancers, assign/write/edit stories, all page production & design, web/social media, photography
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ProducerA+E75000cis white female5NYCwrite and produce videos, manage editors, pitch and develop concepts$40/hr Associate Producer
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Senior Writer/ProducerA+E Networks$106,000White Cis Female13New York City NY NYCWrite and produce on-air promos, brainstorm co-branded ad sales pitchesWriter/Producer, Writer/Preditor, Associate Writer/Producer, Production Assistant, Department Assistant, Receptionist. Started at the bottom at $27,000 in 2004.
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Legal Affairs WriterABA Journal82,000M/White6ChicagoWrite content for magazine and online; host podcast
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DirectorABC3500/wkF10NYCDirect TV series
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TV CoordinatorABC - DISNEY$25/hrMALE / WHITE1NYCBasic PA Duties + Additional publicity for television showPRODUCTION INTERN
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Digital Content ProducerABC 27 WTXL (Scripps)$30,000 ($14.42/hourly)He/him, Hispanic1Tallahassee, 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
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Digital ProducerABC News$80,000
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Desk Assistant ABC News$18/hour plus overtime WOCWashington, DC
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Shareholder RelationsABC News100,000 + 25% bonusCIS WHITE MALE25Little St JamesProtecting shareholder interests and aligning editorial inputAssistant to Jeff Epstein
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Editorial Producer (booker)ABC News77,000F POC4NYCBook guests for national news, develop long-term stories and relationships
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Associate Digital ProducerABC NEWS70,000White Male3NYCProduce short videos for the website
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Associate ProducerABC News72800Nonbinary/AFAB/white4NYC
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Senior ProducerABC News198,000cis male/white18DC
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Senior reporter ABC News $110,000cis female, white 15Midwestprimarily 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
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Digital producerABC770,000White female4San FranciscoWrite stories, social media, manage website, digital content
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Senior show producer - AudioAccessible Media Inc (AMI)62,000 CADCis male / Tamil9TorontoCoordinate 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
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ReporterAcuris55000White CIS Male3Western US CityCover 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.
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Copy editorAdams Publishing Group$16 an hourcis white female2Small metro on West CoastEdit stories, manage page design, run opinion page
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Senior ReporterAdams Publishing Group$21,840Male/Caucasion5Circleville, OhioGeneral Reporting, community editorstaff reporter, 20,800
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Digital EditorAdams Publishing Group$30,000Cis female/white6IdahoManage all multimedia aspects of the newspaper, including video, audio, website management, newsletters, and social media strategy.
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ReporterAdams Publishing Group/APG Chesapeake$30,000Cis white woman4MarylandBeat 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.
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Pornography ActressAdult Film Company28,000White Female3CaliforniaActing
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Data JournalistAdvance$41,000cis POC female5+ yearsNY metro areadata analysis, reporting, graphics, design
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Data ReporterAdvance$75,000cis-het white male15NJRegular 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.
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ReporterAdvance$43,000cis white male3NJ$33/hr as NY intern; $12/hr at internship in different city
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ReporterAdvance57,000cis Latina6NortheastReporting on state politics and related issuesStarted at $40,000 at a breaking news job (also in the Northeast)
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Audience EngagementAdvance Local$63,300cis white female4NYCSocial media, community management, brand management, moderationStarted at $52k (25/hr - I am hourly)
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ReporterAdvance Local$37,500Cis female / white1MichiganBeat reporting, writingN/A
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ReporterAdvance Local58,000Latina cis female 3NJ/NYC Metro areaBeat 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
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ReporterAdvance Local82,000cishet white male9East Coast Reporting and editingEntry-level web producer at 35K, reporter at $50K
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ReporterAdvance Local48,000White female 4USAReporting on various beats, some photographyN/A
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Art DirectorAdvance Local$78,000cis female / white21remote work, based in Jersey City, NJPage design, graphic design, data analysis, illustration, photo editing, limited content writing$60k as a page designer for Gannett
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Reporter Advance Local $56,000Female16
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ReporterAdvance Local Media$49,000Cis-het white female15MichiganReporting, writing, editing own storiesAssistant editor at a regional magazine: $30,000
Web editor at a national magazine: $40,000
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ReporterAdvance newspapers$55,000Cis Asian woman20MidwestCover beat for daily newspaper and 24/7 news siteReporter $45,000, Reporter $25,000 (gannett)
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Creative Content CoordinatorAdvertising Agency45000Cis Latinx Women1Long BeachPurchase stock photography/assets, route CGI data, coordinate CGI assets between vendor/clients Social Media Coordinator - $35K (experience 2 years)
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Web Editor (Contractor)Adweek$25/hourPOC6NYC
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Senior Social ProducerAi85000White Female 8NYCGlobal Social Strategy, Managing Social Accounts, Writing, Producing Content.
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Reporter / Content ProviderAim Media Midwest25,000Male / White10OhioState, county, local government and politics beat reporter
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Reporter / Content ProviderAim Media Midwest25,000Male / White10OhioState, county, local government and politics beat reporter
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IT Tech Support IIIAircraft Supplier$67,000Male/White20Wichita, KS
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Senior producerAJ+8500010California
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ProducerAJ+87,000Cis POC FemaleCalifornia
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ProducerAJ+85,000CIS man, Hispanic11Washington60,000
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Copy EditorAJ+85000Cis Asian Woman2Washington, DC
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Engagement producerAJ+$65,000Cis Asian woman1DCManaging social accounts, Photoshopping graphics, lots of breaking newsNote: Everyone at AJ+ always starts on a 6-month contract (idk why that's the policy) but nearly all people move on to full-time afterwards
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Senior ProducerAJ+/Al Jazeera English113000Female/WOC10DC
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EditorAJC101000Cis white male15AtlantaDigital Editor/Copy Editor/Sub-editor
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Head of PlanningAl Jazeera$135,000Female/biracial20Washington, D.C.Organize and coordinate newsroom workflows and coverage
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ProducerAll Over Pod-$1,000,000Male2Milwaukee WIBabysitting My Cohost
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ReporterALM (American Lawyer Media58,000female/white8New Yorkdaily stories for Corporate Counsel, Law.com, NLJstarted at 50,000 in 2015, made 58,000 in 2017
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ReporterALM Media / Law.com73000White male6NYC
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Head of Engagement/StaffingAlpha Creek Studio inc.175k yrMale4FloridaTo provide, staff, and oversee Journalist to multiple articles given by third party company for small to large projects50k/Journalist/George
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Editor in ChiefAlt Weekly$70,000CiS white male8San FranciscoReporting, Editing all stories, Assigning almost all stories, helping with social media, running website, coordinate/manage freelancers, manage freelance budget60,000
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Staff Writeralt weekly$40,000cis white male24West CoastFeature writing, blogging, social media sharingalt weekly editor ($42,000), think tank journalist ($50,000), alt weekly staff writer ($27,000)
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Staff reporterAlt Weekly$51,000Cis Asian Female5MinneapolisInvestigative long-form
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Staff WriterAlt weekly$22/hr, capped under 30 hrs/week so no benefitsCis WOC5San Francisco Bay AreaLone news reporter, ~ 5 stories a week, social mediasimilar yearly wages as ed reporter in Minnesota
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Staff WriterAlt weekly$43,000cis white woman5Chicagolong-form investigations and features, weekly shorter news stories First full-time job in media. Three and a half years in this position, freelance before. Hired at $40k. Staff is unionized so got a small raise after two years through contract negotiation. First merit raise took three years and change of ownership/management.
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Staff WriterAlt Weekly $40,000Cis white woman 7WisconsinNews and features. Music and restaurant reviews. Frequently took my own photos. Helped with production (proofing, copy editing, writing cutlines). Weekly pitch meeting. Required to volunteer at company events. Started position at $37,000, got one (1) raise after a year. No retirement. Previously on staff at a daily; started at $9.50/hour (with LOTS of unpaid overtime), eventually got bumped to like $14/hour. Had retirement match. God this industry blows lol
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Online Engagement ManagerAlt weekly 65,000white female 2Washington, D.C. manage social media, newsletter engagement, digital marketing
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Copy EditorAlt-Weekly$250/weekF/W12AlabamaCopy editor
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assistant editoralt-weekly40000cis white woman2mid-atlanticcommission & edit freelancers, write & report stories, send newsletters
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Culture editoralt-weekly - South$35K cis white woman6TennesseePrevious freelance