News Director Salary in the United States

How much does a News Director make in the United States? The average News Director salary in the United States is $59,885 as of May 13, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $53,771 and $67,629. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

What is a News Director?

A news director is an individual at a broadcast station or network or a newspaper who is in charge of the news department. In local news, the news director is typically in charge of the entire news staff, including journalists, news presenters, photographers, copy writers, television producers, and other technical staff. The director also keeps track of how the show is going on, as well as talking to the producer to get things going. Typically, the only individual at a station/network or publication who wields more power than the news director is a general manager or company president....

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Job Openings for News Director
Spectrum - El Segundo , CA
Spectrum News is a 24-hour breaking news network which requires employees who are flexible and ... Supports Director and Technical Directors during all live and pre-taped productions originating ...
Spectrum - 1 day ago
University of Alaska - Anchorage , AK
The managing editor reports with occasional direct supervision to the executive editor. Knowledge ... news-gathering techniques, the First Amendment, the Freedom of Information Act and media ethics.
Nexxt - 7 days ago
Port of Vancouver - Vancouver , WA
Director of Communications Vancouver,WA Director of Communications The Port of Vancouver USA is a ... Share industry-related news with port staff and leadership. ? Oversee and participate in the ...
Nexxt - 10 days ago
We are news junkies, publicists, former campaigners, journalists, and expert communications ... As a strong Account Director candidate you would possess: * 5-6 years experience in consumer ...
ZipRecruiter - 9 days ago
Consumer Federation of California - Sacramento , CA
Deputy Director, Consumer Federation of California and CFC Foundation The non-profit Consumer ... Responding to inquiries from news media. * Preparing legislative updates for CFC Board.
ZipRecruiter - 2 days ago
University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley , CA
As assigned, handles breaking news situations, including developing strategies for dealing with ... Experience directing and working with organizational leadership on all aspects of communications ...
ZipRecruiter - 9 days ago