I work in publishing, as a team coordinator. We are short staffed right now so in addition to my duties that are mostly admin-related, I've been helping the developmental editors with smaller projects. I've been in this role 2 years and so far it's been good, because moving into a full-time editor role is my goal. However, lately I've been doing more than just assisting, I've handled several projects completely on my own, as the point-person editor.
During my last review, which was overwhelmingly positive, I mentioned working out compensation that would more adequately reflect the fact that I am essentially doing two jobs, and my manager said that he could ask, but it's unlikely to go through because he thinks the higher-ups will say that since I want to move up, so I'm being "paid in experience, and that part of my job description is 'assisting the rest of the team' so these projects fall under that heading". He never asked them, and I've been too scared to bring it up again.
BUT- they've now restructured the positions at my company so that the job of a traditional editor no longer exists, so there is no position I could even move up into now.
With those two things in mind - should I ask more pointedly about a raise? I checked with HR and I'm not quite at the median salary for my position.
Thanks in advance for any input!