The average salary for a News Director is $66,092 per year. A skill in People Management is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$24,854 - $111,160
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MEDIAN: $66,092
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$9.89 - $26.87
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$24,854 - $111,160  
   
Bonus
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$22,880 - $108,213  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.89 - $26.87  
   
Overtime
$21.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$4,000  
   
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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$22,880 - $108,213  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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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

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

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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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Key Stats for News Director

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
34%
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Experience Affects News Director Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 43%

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 25%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 47%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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