Television Newscast Director Salary
|Salary||$26,091 - $56,877|
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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).)
|$24,594 - $52,552|
|Hourly Rate||$10.89 - $23.99|
|Overtime||$14.85 - $32.47|
|Total Pay (||$24,594 - $52,552|
Job Description for Television Newscast Director
Television newscast directors are responsible for managing the planning, production, and presentation of television news shows and supervising news staff to ensure that the broadcast runs smoothly.Read More...
Strong communication skills are essential in this position, and television newscast directors must be able to think quickly on their feet and solve problems in real time. Diplomacy is also important, as they must maintain ethical, editorial, and moral integrity throughout the broadcast. These directors must understand every phase of a newscast, including reporting, news planning, editing, and production, and they may help develop story ideas, select reporters for coverage, track issues and events, and schedule stories for publication. A bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or a related field is generally required for this position, and some positions may require a master's degree.
Television newscast directors work primarily in news studios, the size of which can vary depending on the size of the station itself, and co-workers may include reporters, news anchors, and other departmental staff. Hours in this position can vary greatly and may depend on when the program airs on television, and long hours without breaks may occasionally be necessary. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Television Newscast Director
Pay by Experience for a Television Newscast Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Television Newscast Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 44 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Television Newscast Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 34 salaries. An experienced Television Newscast Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 37 salaries. A Television Newscast Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 15 salaries.
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