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News Director Salary (United States)

The average pay for a News Director is $67,590 per year.
News Director Salary (?
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$24,950 - $122,911
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National Salary Data

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$24,950 - $122,911  
   
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$0.00 - $17,879  
Total Pay (?
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$23,784 - $122,470  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 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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Experience Affects News Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%
Experienced
up arrow 26%
National Average
$63,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 18%
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
46%
female alumni
 
Male
54%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 20%