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.

$33,724 - $131,416
$34K
$59K
$130K
MEDIAN: $59,473
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$9.98 - $27.42
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$0$131K
Salary $33,724 - $131,416
Bonus $3,000
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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$24,711 - $110,000
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 66
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $9.98 - $27.42
Overtime $14.85 - $44.38
Annual Data $0$110K
Bonus $3,000
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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$24,711 - $110,000
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • 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

  • 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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Key Stats for News Director

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects News Director Salaries

Experienced
▲51%

Late-Career
▲39%

Mid-Career
▲28%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
▼46%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 11%
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