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The average hourly pay for a Television Newscast Director is $15.20.
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$11 - $25
$771 - $1,944
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$24,563 - $53,909
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What Do Television Newscast Directors Do?

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

3.5 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 $16.00, respectively. Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. pays the lowest at around $13.01. Raycom Media, Inc. and Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $14.19 and $15.10, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Television Newscast Directors?

Skills in Broadcast Programming are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop, Video Editing, Switching and Routing and Audio Visual Equipment Use.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Television Newscast Directors?

An early career Television Newscast Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.48 based on 70 salaries. A mid-career Television Newscast Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.39 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Television Newscast Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.28 based on 44 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 107.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (44.7% more) and Phoenix, Arizona (31.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Macon, Georgia (22.1% less) and Spokane, Washington (7.9% less).

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