Average Television Newscast Director Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Television Newscast Director is $15.02.
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $24
$650 - $1,650
Total Pay
$24,470 - $51,688

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Job Description for Television Newscast Director

Television Newscast Director Tasks
  • Direct fast paced and graphics heavy newscasts using state of the art systems and equipment.
  • Direct on-location, live field broadcasts for on-air and digital programs.
  • Direct the development of newscast program including weather, sports, special events projects, planning sweeps that is consistent with company's brand.
  • Oversee department budgeting, daily planning, gathering, preparation and presentation of news.
  • Supervise studio personnel and technical staff assigned to control room.

Job Satisfaction for Television Newscast Director

3.6 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
The top respondents for the job title Television Newscast Director are from the companies Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc., Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc and Hearst Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at E.W. Scripps Co where the average pay is $23.91. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Tribune Co and Hearst Corporation, earning around $22.00 and $19.38, respectively. Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. pays the lowest at around $13.23. Raycom Media, Inc. and Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $14.19 and $15.61, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Television Newscast Director

Skills that pay less than market rate include Broadcast Programming, Adobe Photoshop, Video Editing, Switching and Routing and Audio Visual Equipment Use.

Pay by Experience Level for Television Newscast Director

An early career Television Newscast Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.85 based on 73 salaries. A mid-career Television Newscast Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.85 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Television Newscast Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.46 based on 60 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Employees with Television Newscast Director in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 109.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Phoenix, Arizona (33.0% more) and Chicago, Illinois (31.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Macon, Georgia (21.2% less), Lubbock, Texas (20.1% less) and Spokane, Washington (0.1% less).

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