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Director Television News Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$107,140 (USD)

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Last updated: May 21, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Director Television News is $107,140 a year and $52 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Director Television News is between $75,098 and $132,974. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Directs and coordinates activities of news department of radio or television network or station: confers with executives and production staff members regarding budget, station policy, news coverage of special events, and production problems.
  • Originates or approves feature ideas and sends ideas to personnel of assignment department for implementation.
  • Monitors news development and reviews edited copy and news film.
  • Approves program content or issues directions for changes or modification.
  • Coordinates news staff activities with radio or television programming, traffic, and film editing departments.
  • Hires, discharges, and evaluates performance of news staff.
  • May operate video equipment to review and approve news film or tape, using knowledge of usage of equipment.
  • May write or type news copy, letters, and memos.
  • May perform production duties or directly supervise those performing them in smaller station.
  • May be designated according to media as director, radio news; director, television news.
Director Television News Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Producers and Directors

Job family population: 117,520

Estimated population of Director Television News jobs: 3,279

Rate of error: 1.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Director Television News Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Office Administrator/Accounting
May 17
Addison, IL, USA
HR Manager
... news-oriented television stations. Additionally, this position will report to the Director of Finance and Administration and other colleagues locally and internationally. Office Administrator ...
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