News Department Budget

Below is a rather typical budget for a four-person news department. This view shows annual projections.

In an actual budget, you would have columns to track actual spending as it occurs.

You should know how to set up a budget in a computer spreadsheet program.

PERSONNEL Salary Benefits (20%) Total
News Director $50,000 $10,000 $60,000
Anchor/Editor $45,000 $9,000 $54,000
Reporter $40,000 $8,000 $48,000
Reporter $40,000 $8,000 $48,000
Freelance Help $20,000 $20,000
SUBTOTAL $195,000 $35,000 $230,000
OPERATIONS Equipment Replacement $1,500
Phones $2,000
Travel $3,000
Training $1,500
AP/Subscriptions $9,500
Supplies $2500
SUBTOTAL $20,000
BUDGET TOTAL $250,000