Daily editor stipends — 13 editors each get $2,320

A former photo editor emailed me to say that regular editors got $290 per MONTH, in 2006-07. With eight months of publication, that means that most [13] of the editors of The Daily each got $2320 per year. The editors [4] of a few smaller sections, such as Mind & Body, get half that much.

I emailed Byron Tau (who wrote the Trib article on the alleged copying of other articles’ text by The Daily’s Features editor) to find out the Tribune’s stipends. Tau tells me

The budget changes, but most of hte section editors make 250 a semester. News makes 300
. Managing and ed in chief make a lot more, but I don’t know how much. We also get bonuses depending on how well the Trib does — and I’m not sure the amounts.

That means that most Tribune editors get $500 per year, disregarding potential bonuses. They publish only once a week, unlike The Daily, but they don’t have a wire service, which The Daily uses every issue.

(taken from the post on 5/9/08)