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New York City now requires salary ranges in job posts. Here’s which media companies are complying, and which aren’t

“$15/hour to $125,000”?

Starting Tuesday, New York City employers are required by law to include “a good faith salary range” for every job they post. (“Good faith” means “the salary range the employer honestly believes at the time they are listing the job advertisement that they are willing to pay the successful applicant(s).”

Ranges have to include a minimum and maximum — employers can’t say something like “$15/hour and up.” So some — cough, New York Post, cough — are finding wiggle room with useless ranges like “$15/hour to $125,000.” Some CNN positions included pay ranges of nearly $100,000.

We went searching through the job boards to find what media companies, both those based in New York City and those that have offices or some positions there, are paying — and whether they’re adhering to the, um, spirit of the law. (By the way, is it fair to expect companies to be complying already? Yes, they’ve had months to prepare and the rule was already delayed once.)

This list is up-to-date as of Friday, November 4 at 11:00 AM.

KEY ✔️ = Useful salary ranges provided for NYC jobs. 👎 = Technically complying, but ranges are dubious. ❌ = No salary information provided.

✔️ ABC

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❌ AP

New York City–based jobs did not include salary information as of Friday, November 4 at 11:00 AM.

✔️ The Atlantic

The Atlantic appears to be providing salary ranges for all positions, including those with the option of working remote. Examples:

✔️ Axios

Axios is providing salary ranges for jobs listed under its “NYC Office,” even if they are remote. Salary information is not given for jobs based out of other offices. Examples:

  • Associated director, integrated marketing: “On target earnings for this role is in the range of $90,000-$110,000 and is dependent on numerous factors, including but not limited to location, work experience, and skills.”
  • Senior software engineer (backend): “Base salary ranges for this role are listed below and are dependent on numerous factors, including but not limited to location, work experience, and skills. This range does not include other compensation benefits.
    L6: $160k – $210k
    L5: $160k – $200k
    L4: $130k – $190k”

✔️ Bloomberg

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✔️ Bustle Digital Group

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✔️ BuzzFeed

✔️ CBS News

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👎 CNN

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  • Producer, Snapchat, CNN Digital Video: “In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles that will be performed in New York City. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to location, experience, and performance. The range listed is just one component of Warner Bros. Discovery’s total compensation package for employees. Pay Range: $85,540.00 – $158,860.00 salary per year.”
  • Senior section editor, social: “In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles that will be performed in New York City. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to location, experience, and performance. The range listed is just one component of Warner Bros. Discovery’s total compensation package for employees. Pay Range: $113,890.00 – $211,510.00 salary per year.”

✔️ Chalkbeat

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✔️ The City

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✔️ Condé Nast

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✔️ The Daily Beast

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✔️ FT

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✔️ Dotdash Meredith

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✔️ First Look Media

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✔️ Forbes

Forbes appears to be posting salary ranges for all jobs. Examples:

✔️ Fortune

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✔️ G/O Media

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  • Staff writer, Quartz: “This is a position covered under the collective bargaining agreement with the WGA-East which establishes the minimum salary for this position at $62,000. This position is set at a range of $62,000 to $68,000.”
  • Editorial director, New York, NY: “The salary for this position ranges from $300,000.00 to $350,000.00.”

✔️ The Guardian

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❌ The Information

New York City–based jobs did not include salary information as of Friday, November 4 at 11:00 AM.

✔️ Insider Inc.

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✔️ NBC

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👎 New York Post

✔️ New York Times

The Times is providing base pay salary ranges, including for jobs that can be done remotely. Examples:

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✔️ Penske Media Corporation

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❌ Puck

New York City–based jobs did not include salary information as of Friday, Nov. 4 at 11:00 AM ET.

👎 Reuters

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✔️ Slate

Examples:

  • News editor: “The annual base pay range for this job is between $82,000 and $100,000.”
  • Podcast host – ICYMI: “The annual base pay range for this job is between $100,000 and $115,000.”

❌ Substack

New York City–based jobs did not include salary information as of Friday, Nov. 4 at 11:00 AM ET.

✔️ Time

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✔️ Vice

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✔️ Vox Media

Vox is providing salary ranges for all positions, including for jobs that can be done remotely. Examples:

👎 Wall Street Journal

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✔️ Washington Post

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✔️ WNYC

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POSTED     Nov. 1, 2022, 11:22 a.m.
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