A News Director earns an average salary of $65,201 per year. A skill in People Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$24,740 - $146,807
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$150K
MEDIAN: $65,200
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$9.79 - $17.52
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$24,740 - $146,807  
   
Bonus
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$22,963 - $119,195  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $17.52  
   
Overtime
$18.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$5,000  
   
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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$22,963 - $119,195  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Job Description for News Director

News directors work primarily for television stations and are tasked with providing strategic direction for their staff, including news anchors, journalists, weather forecasters, sports anchors, and others involved in day-to-day news coverage. They are responsible for the on-air execution of their stations' newscasts, as well as managing content delivery and setting budgets for their department, and they are often involved in hiring and negotiating contracts for their departments' personnel.

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News Director Tasks

  • 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.

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Experience Affects News Director Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 37%

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 52%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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