The editor is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the newsroom, from making the story, photo and video assignments, to laying out pages, posting content online, posting on social media to drive traffic to newspaper’s online edition.  The editor makes sure the newspaper meets its production schedule to ensure that press times are met. The editor makes sure news editors keep up on assignments, assignment calendar and assists with making sure breaking news is covered in a thorough way.  The editor edits copy, and/or imports or exports copy to and from the weekly publications. The editor writes editorials, edits copy and photo captions, proofs pages, encourages staff to produce videos to post online, keeps an assignment calendar and is the manager of the newspaper’s editorial staff. The editor fields and mediates calls from the public, meeting with politicians and various community members and handling personnel issues.  The managing editor helps to write editorials, with one or two contributions each week.  The editor meets with staff to coordinate assignments and to plan stories, meet individually with reporters to go over stories and holds periodic gatherings to go over goals and to discuss problems. The editor meets each afternoon for story budget sessions to determine front page content and to discuss online postings.  The editor makes sure breaking news is posted to the online edition, encourages staff to post photos, photo galleries and videos online.  In the event the office is closed due to inclement weather, the editor coordinates coverage for online postings.
28 May 2021