News Editor Applicant Form
Job Description - News Editor
News Editor will be responsible for maintaining a news reporting staff of at least 10 reporters who will produce five to eight print articles a week and/or three to five online articles. The news editor will have the jurisdiction to determine senior reporters based on performance and will have hire/disciplinary power over section staff as he/she sees fit.

· Must be present on production night.

· Must be present at weekly budget meetings.

· Hold weekly meetings among news staff.

· Hold office hours for a minimum of 12 hours per week Tuesday through Friday.

· Ensure all staff are in appropriate SLACK channels and have CAMAYAK access.

· News Editor will be responsible for determining what assignments are newsworthy to include in the budget.

· Update and maintain the weekly budget.

· Ensure reporters are meet deadlines and will guide reporters.

· Copyedit all articles before turning into EIC and meet deadlines.

· Provide coverage for a variety of beats such as: city council, faculty senate, student government, president’s cabinet, crime, politics, etc.

· Be knowledgeable in AP style.

· Ensure breaking news is covered and update EIC on coverage plans.

· Help lead multimedia projects with managing editor.

· Communicate effectively with multimedia staff to ensure every article has a photo or graphic.

· Meet deadlines.

· Check University Star email account several times a day.

· Reply to applications within 24 hours.

· Reply to emails within 24 hours.

· Assist with contest entries as needed.

· Assist with one outreach activity per semester.

· Required to attend bi-weekly all-staff meeting.

· Ensure all content meets the highest standards of journalistic ethics.

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