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The duties & responsibilities of editors

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The duties & responsibilities of editors

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The duties & responsibilities of editors

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  2. 2. Report of recent happenings An article where all of the basic information of an event or issue are written.
  3. 3. It is a publication containing of various news.
  4. 4.  As head of the Editorial Board, he supervises the operations of the publication. Working hand-in-hand with the Assistant Editor-in-Chief, he gives assignments to the section editors and the writers/correspondents, supervises the preparation of the layout, writes the editorials, edits all articles, and submits everything to the Adviser for editing. Moreover, he schedules meetings, plans the activities for the publication, and recommends sanctions to staffers for any misbehavior, refusal to perform a directive, neglect of responsibility, and the like. In the performance of his duty, he always consults the Adviser.
  5. 5. 1) Prepare, rewrite and edit copy to improve readability, or supervise others who do this work. 2) Read copy or proof to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax. 3) Allocate print space for story text, photos, and illustrations according to space parameters and copy significance, using knowledge of layout principles. 4) Plan the contents of publications according to the publication's style, editorial policy, and publishing requirements. 5) Verify facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources. 6) Review and approve proofs submitted by composing room prior to publication production. 7) Develop story or content ideas, considering reader or audience appeal.
  6. 6. 8) Oversee publication production, including artwork, layout, computer typesetting, and printing, ensuring adherence to deadlines and budget requirements. 9) Confer with management and editorial staff members regarding placement and emphasis of developing news stories. 10) Assign topics, events and stories to individual writers or reporters for coverage. 11) Read, evaluate and edit manuscripts or other materials submitted for publication and confer with authors regarding changes in content, style or organization, or publication. 12) Monitor news-gathering operations to ensure utilization of all news sources, such as press releases, telephone contacts, radio, television, wire services, and other reporters. 13) Meet frequently with artists, typesetters, layout personnel, marketing directors, and production managers to discuss projects and resolve problems. 14) Supervise and coordinate work of reporters and other editors.
  7. 7. 15) Make manuscript acceptance or revision recommendations to the publisher. 16) Select local, state, national, and international news items received from wire services, based on assessment of items' significance and interest value. 17) Interview and hire writers and reporters or negotiate contracts, royalties, and payments for authors or freelancers. 18) Direct the policies and departments of newspapers, magazines and other publishing establishments. 19) Arrange for copyright permissions. 20) Read material to determine index items and arrange them alphabetically or topically,
  8. 8.  As an assistant to the Editor in Chief, he performs almost all the functions of the EIC especially when absent. He makes the bulk of the EIC’s job lighter by ensuring that all articles go through the process and enhancing them without necessarily altering the personal style of the original writers in order to meet the standards of the publication.
  9. 9.  Working closely with all the editors and the writers/correspondents, he rechecks all articles by paying attention to accuracy whether in facts or in language. Having a special nose for plagiarized ideas, he clarifies things with the writers/correspondents before he makes changes in the articles without necessarily depriving them of their personal writing styles and makes sure that sources are properly acknowledged and corrections religiously followed.
  10. 10.  Upon the instructions of the Editor in Chief and/or the Assistant Editor-in-chief, he prepares the layout of pictorial stories and draws the editorial cartoons. He also provides illustrations for the different features and literary articles upon the request of the section editors and/or the writers/correspondents.
  11. 11.  Upon the instructions of the Editor in Chief and/or the Assistant Editor-in-chief, he prepares the layout of photo essays. He takes pictures of all covered school activities. He also provides pictures for the different features and literary articles upon the request of the section editors and/or the writers/correspondents.
  12. 12. In consultation with the Editor in Chief, Associate Editor and the adviser, he/she prepares the layout of the paper. He/she should have a creative mind to decide what designs or layouts she/he needs to put on the newspaper.
  13. 13. Editorial members or journalists should make news about the happenings or issues inside the school campus. They must know their responsibilities in the organization which is to create news, features and articles.
  14. 14. Who was involved in the issue or story? What happened? When did it occur? Why it happened? How it happened? Where it happened?
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