AHS Newspaper Job Descriptions

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    Editor-In-Chief:

    The editor-in-chief is responsible for working with the entire staff and for creating a plan to produce a quality product on deadline. The editor-in-chief will be personally responsible for working with all other editors to make sure their jobs are getting done and that they are providing leadership to those working for them. The editor is responsible for keeping the adviser informed and for asking for help to get the publication done well and keep staff morale high.

    HIGH TIME COMMITMENT
    Required to be double-blocked.

    Managing Editor:

    The managing editor handles the jobs assigned by the editor-in-chief and adviser. The managing editor will read all copy and proofs, help with corrections, manage deadlines, work directly with section editors and writers, teach desktop publishing as necessary and help set up design concepts for each section, including style sheets and libraries.

    HIGH TIME COMMITMENT
    Required to be double-blocked.

    Photo Editor:

    The photography editor works closely with the photography staff and editor-in-chief to ensure that the pictorial record of Allen High School includes a wide range of the best photographs depicting the year at AHS and must have good communication skills. In addition to editing all photos placed on the pages and helping with the final editing process, the photography editor is in charge of organizing photo assignments. A photo editor should have extensive experience editing photos, technical knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, and show competency in the ability to choose photos to edit.

    MANY OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL EVENTS – Will need dependable transportation
    Required to be double-blocked.

    Assistant/Section Editor:

    The assistant editor handles the jobs assigned by the editor-in-chief, managing editor and adviser. The assistant editor will help with pages, read all copy and proofs, help with corrections, manage deadlines, work directly with other editors and staffers and teach desktop publishing as necessary. Assistant editor jobs would include sports, commentary, senior ads, news/feature, copy editor, etc. Depending on applicants skill set, we will create jobs or delete jobs.

    HIGH TIME COMMITMENT
    Required to be double-blocked.