Senior Staff Editors are responsible for taking a lead role in editing, designing, or producing news material for immediate publication in any medium. Senior Staff Editors must possess wide knowledge or special expertise in either a topic area or in the skills of news presentation; often work independently, exercising a significant degree of news judgment and editorial discretion; may be assigned to handle high-profile or lengthy projects; and may be assigned to supervise Staff Editors and others in the execution of such projects.
Management will inform Senior Staff Editors which job function(s) listed herein are their primary responsibility(ies). Management will provide all necessary training for any employee assigned to job function(s) for which he or she does not have the necessary skills or abilities.
For the purposes of annual reviews, and discipline based on performance, Senior Staff Editors will be evaluated on their performance of the primary responsibility(ies) of the assignment.
Senior Staff Editors may be assigned any or all of the following job duties:
– Digital Producing (formerly Senior Producer):
o Collaborate with editors and reporters to generate and enhance coverage, including suggesting new storytelling methods or digital features and acting as a section’s representative to other departments or for large projects.
o Plan ahead for coverage of news events by researching, reporting, preparing, assigning, writing or editing online presentations.
o Conceive and develop multimedia material for the web and new digital products (e.g. apps).
o May serve as a homepage producer, or as a lead producer for a section or major digital product.
o Perform producer functions and any other related work as assigned.
– Backfielding. This is a Guild position.
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