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CHRC releases Canadian Magazine Industry Compensation Survey

March 11, 2009

The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) is pleased to announce the availability of the first national compensation survey of the Canadian magazine industry.

CHRC, in close collaboration with Magazines Canada, and with the help of representatives of large and small magazine publishers across the country oversaw the work of consultants from Mercer to carry out this comprehensive analysis. After an industry-wide invitation in October 2008, 113 publications represented by 29 organisations chose to participate.

Magazines Canada describes this compensation study as "an invaluable planning tool for Canadian publishers of all sizes who participated in the initiative. We very much appreciate CHRC's commitment to this groundbreaking project."

The Survey includes findings for the base salary, actual total cash (including incentives), and the median salary for 21 positions in the magazine publishing industry, including Art Director, Graphic Designer, Marketing Manager, Production Editor, Publisher, Researcher and Feature Writers and others.

The Survey can be found on CHRC's web site.

The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) is committed to strengthening the cultural labour force, and strives to be at the centre of vision and forward thinking in the area of cultural human resources development. CHRC brings together representatives of arts disciplines and cultural industries in the cultural sector to address the training and career development needs of employers and cultural workers including artists, technical staff and managers To become a member of CHRC please visit our website.

This project is funded by the Government of Canada's Sector Council Program.

For further information please contact Geneviève Chassé (613-562-1535 x31;