News Director Salary
The average salary for a News Director is $67,527 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.
|Salary||$33,724 - $131,416|
|Total Pay (||$24,711 - $110,000|
|Hourly Rate||$9.98 - $27.42|
|Overtime||$14.85 - $44.38|
|Total Pay (||$24,711 - $110,000|
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.Read More...
News directors must have a thorough understanding of privacy laws and journalistic ethics, and leadership and interpersonal skills are essential for this position. Communication skills and the ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines are also important. These directors must understand their stations' target audiences to deliver relevant news, and this job requires much collaboration with staff of other departments, such as creative services, production, marketing, and the newscasters themselves. They may also implement plans for staff development and must ensure that their stations' policies and FCC rules are followed at all times.
A bachelor's degree in journalism, broadcasting, or a related field is generally required for this position. News directors must also conduct performance evaluation reviews of their staff in accordance with the company's policies, procedures, and guidelines, and follow up on all projects delegated to staff. Some also attend various community events to promote their station. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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
Pay by Experience for a News Director has a positive trend. An entry-level News Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 31 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A News Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced News Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 22 salaries. A News Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 28 salaries.
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