Career Details

Director TV News

Career Overview

A director at a news station is responsible for getting a news broadcast on air successfully.


A four-year bachelor's degree in communications or a related field may be necessary to obtain this position.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$29,000 /yr
$59,000 /yr
$100,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Journalism
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Graphic Arts
  • History
  • Video Editing
Future Outlook

Because of the limited number of these positions, there will likely be a lot of competition for these jobs.

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Work Environment

A director of TV news will work for a television station. You need to be ready to work very long hours at times!


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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