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STAFF JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Editor-in-Chief 

  • Act as the official representative of the publication to administrators, students, and the general public 

  • Chairs executive board meetings and has the ability to hold unscheduled meetings with groups 

  • Maintains the ladder guide to assure deadlines are met 

  • Runs all social media pages and posts important/helpful information on them 

  • Heads all marketing inquiries and promotions 

  • Is in constant communication with section editors to make sure tasks are completed on time and with the proper skillset 

  • Has final say on all publications 

  • Acts as final decision maker over content, style, design, theme, and appropriateness for the publication with Mrs. Bass 

  • At times, will complete projects of staff members who fail to meet a deadline 

  • Assigns beats within the publication 

  • Works with the adviser in all aspects 

  • Helps solve problems as they arrive 

  • Signs off on final proofs before shipped to the printer 

  • Becomes an extension of the adviser if the adviser is sick or not present 

  • Sets goals and evaluates how goals are being met 

  • Responsible for the morale of the staff as a whole  

  • Helps layout pages and makes sure they are in line with theme and design 

  • Creates theme copy, endsheets, dividers, and colphon 

  • Completes Canvas assignments before 11:59 pm daily 

  • Completes a timesheet at the end of every week 

  • Attends weekly editor meetings 

  • Sells books and ads 

Section Editors or Seasonal Editors

 

  • Takes over when editor is absent 

  • Works with respective staff members to complete deadlines 

  • Is in constant communication with the EIC about deadline and goal status 

  • Helps adviser by completing the Staff Evaluation Form at the end of every six weeks 

  • Helps other editors solve problems as they arise 

  • Assigns pages to their staff members 

  • Works with EIC to make sure layouts are in line with theme and design 

  • Actively edits pages and stories 

  • Delegates responsibilities to others to make sure deadlines are met on time 

  • Assists the EIC in all duties 

  • Sometimes must complete tasks of respective staff members to ensure that deadlines are met 

  • Provides the adviser with specific information regarding Staff performance 

  • Completes Canvas assignments before 11:59 pm daily 

  • Completes a timesheet at the end of every week 

  • Attends weekly editor meetings 

  • Sells books and ads 

Staff Members 

  • Completes deadlines on time of any page, story, or photo assignment 

  • Works to complete assignments for editors

  • Completes Canvas assignments before 11:59 pm daily 

  • Attends all staff meetings 

  • Helps other sections as needed 

  • Report directly to section editor and EIC daily 

  • Provide ideas to better the publication during staff meetings 

  • Help as needed for other staff members in danger of missing a deadline 

  • Regularly cover beat assignments 

  • Participate in story/coverage idea sessions 

  • Helps adviser by completing the Editor Evaluation Form at the end of every six weeks 

  • Helps EIC with advertising campaigns 

  • Completes a timesheet at the end of every week 

  • Sells books and ads 

 

 

Section Descriptions 

Chronological Section by Season 

  • The “chronological” part of the book 

  • June, July, August; September, October, November; December, January, February; March, April, May. 

  • Creates mods that are relevant to the page topic 

  • Writes stories and photo captions on every spread 

  • Takes photos for seasonal events 

  • Takes photos for other events as needed 

People Section 

  • The section of the book with headshots and senior portraits 

  • Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores, Freshmen 

  • Designs all people spreads 

  • Assures that all names are correct and in the proper place 

  • Designs mods on each spread  

  • Takes photos in photo area for mods  

  • Assists in taking photos of events including sports as needed  

Clubs Sections 

  • The section of the book where club and team pictures go 

  • Designs all club/team spreads 

  • Assures all names and labels are correct and in the proper place 

  • Assures that design goes with the theme and design elements 

  • Assists in taking photos of events including sports as needed 

  • Creates “cobs”  

  • Assists in other areas of the book as needed 

Reference Section 

  • The section of the book with the index and senior ads 

  • Creates literary magazine section that aligns with book theme and design 

  • Sets up contacts with art teachers and lead English teacher to gather elements for the literary magazine including content 

  • Designs basic mods for the index 

  • Designs senior ads that go with the theme and design 

  • Interacts with senior parents that have bought ads to assure that they are correct 

  • Chooses art/literary pieces to go in the literary magazine 

  • School marketing and sales for yearbook including advertising, sales videos, posters, etc.