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News Director Job Description

A news director is someone who is in charge of the news department of a media house. A news director manages the day-to-day activities of the news department and are responsible for the entire news crew, including the news producers, newscast directors, news anchors, editors, reporters, photographers and other technical staff.

A news director should have experience of news planning, newsgathering, news editing, news production and news presentation to properly manage every single member of the news department and make excellent broadcast decisions. They should be able to relate to a wide range of people and resolve conflicts.

What does a News Director do?

News directors may do some or all of the following:

Working Conditions

News directors usually work normal office hours, but may sometimes work evenings and weekends to supervise news projects. They work in offices and newsrooms, but may travel to attend conferences or seminars.

What is Required to Become a News Director?

To become a news director, you’ll usually be promoted through the ranks to the position. Some media houses may also require a master’s degree in management in addition to the journalism degree you already possess as a requirement of your previous position.

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

News directors need to have:


Alternative Careers

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