News Director Salary (United States)

The average pay for a News Director is $64,672 per year.
News Director Total Pay (?
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$25,191 - $121,558
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National Salary Data

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$25,191 - $121,558  
   
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$0.00 - $17,879  
Total Pay (?
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$24,681 - $121,462  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects News Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%
Experienced
up arrow 26%
National Average
$62,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 15%
Entry-Level
up arrow 49%
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Gender
Female
48%
female alumni
 
Male
52%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
30%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 20%
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