Staff Position Descriptions

Editor-in-Chief

  • Manages overall newspaper production in partnership with adviser
  • Designs overall look and standards for publication: The Bell
  • Makes final staff editing decisions on content, design, and deadlines
  • Writes a minimum of one article per month, rotating between news/feature and opinion.
  • Works with adviser to teach staff about interviewing, managing beats, writing well-developed news stories, design techniques and ethics
  • Manages working with staff to set a mission statement
  • Leads staff to consensus of story ideas and opinions
  • Directs daily expectations for class
  • Keeps track of deadlines for reporters
  • Leads staff in editorial board processes
  • Needs an A- in both Newspaper and Advanced to be considered

News Editor

  • Manages staff to determine best news stories for each publication
  • Coaches writers to develop angles and story elements required for publication
  • Edits and revises all news stories to make them better before going to Editor in Chief
  • Designs and produces news pages using standards set by the printer and Editor in Chief
  • Participates in editorial board processes
  • Writes two stories per month
  • Needs at least a B in both Newspaper and Advanced to be considered

Features Editor

  • Manages staff to determine best feature stories for each publication
  • Plans for constants
  • Coaches writers to develop angles and story elements required for publication
  • Edits and revises all feature stories to make them better before going to Editor in Chief
  • Designs and produces feature pages using standards set by the printer and Editor in Chief
  • Participates in editorial board processes
  • Writes two stories per month
  • Needs at least a B in both Newspaper and Advanced to be considered

Opinions Editor

  • Manages staff to determine best opinion pieces for each publication
  • Plans for and maintains constants
  • Coaches writers to develop angles, research and writing elements required for publication.
  • Edits and revises all editorials before going to Editor in Chief
  • Designs and produces opinion pages using standards set by the printer and Editor in Chief
  • Participates in editorial board processes
  • Writes two stories per month
  • Needs at least a B in both Newspaper and Advanced to be considered

 Sports Editor

  • Manages staff to determine best sports stories for each publication
  • Plans for constants
  • Coaches writers to develop angles and story elements required for publication
  • Edits and revises all sports stories to make them better before going to Editor in Chief
  • Designs and produces sports pages using standards set by the printer and Editor in Chief
  • Participates in editorial board processes
  • Writes two stories per month
  • Needs at least a B in both Newspaper and Advanced to be considered 

Online News Manager

  • Manages overall online production in partnership with adviser
  • Works with Editor in Chief to design overall look of site
  • Manages content for online news: LHSNews.net, including stories and photography
  • Edits and revises content before going to Editor in Chief
  • Posts stories, photography, surveys and reporter information
  • Keeps track of deadlines for reporters
  • Participates in editorial board processes
  • Needs at least a B in both Newspaper and Advanced to be considered 

Business Manager

  • Organizes and assigns ads to be sold by staff members
  • Keeps track of all incoming ads sales by staff members
  • Accounts for monthly publication production cost spending
  • Communicates with all advertisers to receive correct advertising content for each publication
  • Builds, designs and lays out all advertising
  • Produces, organizes and mails monthly advertising bills with tear sheets
  • Participates in editorial board processes
  • Designs and lays out any additional news/feature, table of contents or games pages
  • Needs at least a B in both Newspaper and Advanced to be considereda

Reporter

  • Covers school events
  • Keeps track of all upcoming events
  • Writes things to keep the school updated
  • Writes different types of stories almost every time
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