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The Chimes—A&E Editor Job Description
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THE CHIMES // A&E Editor

Basic function and responsibility:

The Chimes Arts & Entertainment editor is responsible for story content within their section, both online and in print. This person ensures that Biola-related arts events and stories are covered on a daily and biweekly basis. The A&E editor delegates and supervises a writing staff, and coordinates with the photo editors to make sure all concerts and reviews are represented appropriately visually. The ideal candidate has a love for music, television, movies, books and art.


  1. Secure articles and guest writers for daily and weekly content coverage.

  1. Oversee a varied A&E section, producing content pertinent to the Chimes’ audience, whether directly related to campus occurrences or not. This content may include reviews, profiles, Q&As and essays on media in general.

  1. Communicate with the photo staff to ensure that each story is represented visually.

  1. Train and coach the writers through the story crafting and editing process. Serve as both a mentor and enforcer.

  1. Edit all stories for content, grammar, spelling, facts, etc.

  1. Coordinate with web staff to produce web-exclusive content, including (but not limited to) photo galleries.

  1. Coordinate with video producer to make sure concerts are covered in video on a somewhat-regular basis.

  1. Meet all publishing deadlines and ensure that the writers do the same.

  1. Ensure that all writers attend any mandatory training and are familiar with Google Docs. Ensure that all writers are meeting convergent requirements.

  1. Attend weekly budget meetings.

  1. Maintain healthy relationship with the art and music department to share information and photos when necessary.

  1. Train an apprentice in spring for 10+ hours a week.

Supervision received: Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor

Supervision of others: A&E Staff Writer, freelancers


General: Demonstrate a working knowledge and familiarity with AP style. Strong editing, grammar and writing skills. Ability to supervise and provide constructive criticism in a helpful and appropriate manner. Flexible attitude. Demonstrate working knowledge of computer programs such as Google Docs, Excel and Wordpress. Good interpersonal skills and ability to lead a writing staff. Ability to delegate assignments.

Education and experiences: At the time of election or appointment, must attend or be accepted to Biola as a full-time student. Prior experience working with newspapers, yearbook, magazines or prior work, class experience, or journalism is preferable. Maintain working knowledge of the arts and entertainment industry.