Level 1: Trainee/ Intern
Involves a lot of running around and assisting higher-ups in getting sound bytes, writing very basic scripts and monitoring the wires
: Rs 8,000 to Rs 10,000. Interns usually don't get paid.
Level 2: Correspondent-anchor
Writing full scripts, getting reporters to send material from outstation bureaus, being in charge of your own stories.
Between Rs 15,000 and Rs 30,000
Level 3: Principal/Special correspondent
Supervise correspondents, assign work to trainees, get "phonos" (telephonic interviews) for important stories, write headlines for the main stories
Rs 40,000 to Rs 90,000
Level 4: Deputy news editor and above
In charge of directing the news flow on television. Take a call on which stories are primetime, whose reactions need to be aired, and which politicians/experts to bring in as part of the news bulletin. Decide which stories should be followed up.
Rs 1 lakh and above