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News Director Salary

The average pay for a News Director is $62,085 per year.
$25,003 - $129,256
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $62,085
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$9.20 - $31.03
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$25,003 - $129,256  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,310 - $125,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 99
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.20 - $31.03  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,000  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$22,310 - $125,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Job Description for News Director

  • Conceptualize and evaluate article pitches to direct creation of news stories.
  • Hire staff, train them in standards and evaluate their performance.
  • Evaluate and ensure a broad coverage of news stories to meet strategic goals.
  • Oversee daily operations, including setting schedules and prioritizing stories.
  • Enforce ethical standards and monitor news to ensure high quality.

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Pay by Experience Level for News Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects News Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 34%

National Average
$57,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 47%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 16%