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Newspaper roles

  1. 1. The Roles in Making a Newspaper
  2. 2. Production Roles: <ul><li>Editor </li></ul><ul><li>Reporter </li></ul><ul><li>Photographer </li></ul><ul><li>Designer </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Artist </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Print manager </li></ul>
  3. 3. Editor <ul><li>They oversee the whole news paper, making sure that everything is running smoothly. They have the final say into what articles appear in the newspaper. </li></ul><ul><li>In larger papers there are often separate editors for each section of the newspaper, such as news, sports, political etc. </li></ul><ul><li>There may also be ‘Executive Editor’ or ‘Editor-in-Chief’. </li></ul><ul><li>They have a right to correct grammar and spelling of the journalist. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Reporter <ul><li>Also known as a type of journalist, they obtain information and write the stories to be put into the newspapers. </li></ul><ul><li>Some reporters may cover all subjects, but some may be for specific features in the newspaper, such as, sports, news, crime etc. </li></ul><ul><li>There are frequent graduates and people who want the jobs for poor pay, which is convenient for the newspaper. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Photographer <ul><li>This role is to basically take the photos for the newspaper issue. </li></ul><ul><li>It is usually managed by a Chief Photographer who oversees the photos. </li></ul><ul><li>The Chief Photographer then reports the photos to the Photography Editor who then chooses what photos go in the newspaper. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Designer <ul><li>They design the layouts on the newspapers, making sure that it is aesthetically pleasing, is accessible and attracts the audience. </li></ul><ul><li>The layout needs to reflect the newspapers overall image and identity. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Graphic Artist <ul><li>These people produce informative graphics, charts, maps and diagrams to help explain a story visually. </li></ul><ul><li>These create more interest for the reader and support the story, making it easier to understand. </li></ul><ul><li>Here are some graphics that have been done for the national tabloid ‘The Sun’: </li></ul>
  8. 8. Advertising Manager <ul><li>This is mainly a role for one person who has overall responsibility for all of the advertising and its department in the newspaper. </li></ul><ul><li>There are two main types of adverts: </li></ul><ul><li>Display Adverts – for products with photographs and products, placed by the business </li></ul><ul><li>Classified Adverts – Smaller adverts in columns, covering jobs, courses, holidays and announcements. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Marketing Manager <ul><li>They are responsible for the marketing and advertising of the paper to the general audience in order to raise sales. </li></ul><ul><li>They must get it right as it could damage the newspapers reputation and affect sales. </li></ul><ul><li>If a newspaper isn't marketed correctly, it may not be well known. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Print Manager <ul><li>They control the production of every issue of the paper in the printing process. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Distribution Roles: <ul><li>They make sure that the newspapers are distributed out to vendors and customers correctly. </li></ul><ul><li>This is likely to be done daily. </li></ul>