Director (TV News)

What Does A Director (TV News) Do?

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

How Do I Become A Director (TV News)?

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

What is the Average Salary For A Director (TV News)?

High – 100,000
Median – 59,000
Low – 29,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Director (TV News)?

  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Journalism
  • History
  • Graphic Arts
  • Video editing

What Is The Work Environment For A Director (TV News)?

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

What Is The Future Outlook For A Director (TV News)?

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


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada
  • Payscale

What Degrees Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Director (TV News)?