Bureau Chief

Direct and coordinate activities of personnel.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$29,000 – $97,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Bureau Chiefs do?

Directs and coordinates activities of personnel engaged in selecting, gathering, and editing news and news pictures in remote location or foreign country and transmitting to home office of newspaper or press syndicate: May translate dispatches into English or cable language. May perform duties of REPORTER.


Should I be a Bureau Chief?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Copy Desk Chief

    How to become a Bureau Chief

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