The average pay for a News Director is $62,085 per year.
News Director Total Pay (?
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$24,378 - $121,528
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$24,378 - $121,528  
   
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$0.00 - $17,754  
Total Pay (?
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$23,915 - $121,388  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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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.

Experience Affects News Director Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%
Late-Career
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National Average
$60,000
Entry-Level
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Gender
Female
47%
female alumni
 
Male
53%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
26%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 21%
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