How much does a News Director make in the United States? The average News Director salary in the United States is $64,664 as of June 28, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $58,068 and $73,016. 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. 

Recently searched related titles: Human Resources Management, Mechanical Engineer Consultant

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $58,068 10% $52,062 90% $80,620 75% $73,016 $64,664 50%(Median)
Change Search Criteria
Check out News Director jobs in Virginia


National Center for Missing and Exploited Children - Alexandria, VA

Technology Reporter

300Brand - Alexandria, VA

Advertising Director

The Daily News Record - Harrisonburg, VA

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....

Source: Wikipedia (as of 04/17/2019). Read more from Wikipedia

See user submitted job responsibilities for News Director.

Job Openings for News Director
Air & Space Forces Association - Rosslyn , VA
Responsible for proofing and fact-checking communication and direct mail collateral, serving as ... Proofread and edit news alerts. * Serve as online editor for Daily Report submissions as needed
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 17 days ago
U.S. News & World Report - Richmond , VA
News & World Report is a multifaceted digital media company dedicated to helping citizens ... This position includes direct management responsibilities of more junior product team members. Are ...
LinkedIn - 20 days ago
VPM Media Corporation - Richmond , VA
The VPM News team produces award-winning journalism for our NPR and PBS stations with distribution ... The ideal Director should be able to collaborate with multiple stakeholders while balancing ...
Diversity Job Board - 15 days ago
Nothing Bundt Cakes - Newport News/Virginia Beach - Virginia Beach , VA
Supports the Bakery Manager in recruiting, selecting and training team members, directing daily work responsibilities, and providing performance feedback and coaching. * Ensures NbC product, service ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 3 days ago
Charter Senior Living - Newport News - Newport News , VA
Prepare hot and cold items as designated by First Cook or Dining Services Director. * Follow all health department practices, safety practices, and infection control practices. * Break down service ...
Snagajob - 4 days ago
2K - Richmond , VA
Potential day-to-day direct management and mentorship of other publishing production staff including hiring, personnel reviews, etc * Be involved with the hiring, mentoring, and support of the ...
LinkedIn - 23 days ago

Are you an HR manager or compensation specialist?'s CompAnalyst platform offers:

  • Detailed skills and competency reports for specific positions
  • Job and employee pricing reports
  • Compensation data tools, salary structures, surveys and benchmarks.
Learn about CompAnalyst

Understand the total compensation opportunity for a News Director, base salary plus other pay elements

Average Base Salary

Core compensation


Average Total Cash Compensation

Includes base and annual incentives

These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of News Director in the United States. The base salary for News Director ranges from $58,068 to $73,016 with the average base salary of $64,664. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $58,423 to $75,250 with the average total cash compensation of $65,239.

Discover how your pay is adjusted for skills, experience, and other factors

How much should you be paid?

For a real-time salary target, tell us more about your role in the four categories below.