Average News Director Salary

Avg. Base Salary (USD)

The average salary for a News Director is $55,599

Base Salary
$29k - $135k
$102 - $38k
Total Pay
$29k - $138k
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What Do News Directors Do?

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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3.7 out of 5
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FAQs About News Directors

What is the highest pay for News Directors?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a News Director is $135k / year

What is the lowest pay for News Directors?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a News Director is $29k / year

How can News Directors increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a News Director is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a News Director that oversees more junior News Directors, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.