Posted by Admin | August 7th, 2014

At the local level, news directors provide the guidance and structure needed to assemble the various available stories into a cohesive nightly broadcast. Most stations apportion a specific amount of time to weather and to sports. This limits the time available for hard news and for human-interest stories. Many news directors get their start as investigative reporters and hold bachelor’s degrees in journalism or related fields. As a rule, both education and experience are required to obtain positions in this highly competitive field. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are critical to achieving success as a news director in the local broadcast marketplace.