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|Subject: Editors in journalism Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:28 am|| |
Just a quick look at the different types of editors in a journalistic publication. I'm talking about only print journalism here.
The top editor is the Editor-in-chief. He/she is held responsible for the published content.
The Managing Editor is responsible for the budget of the publication.
The News Editor is the person who chooses stories and allocates space. Remember that he/she is not held responsible for content though.
The Readers' Editor deals with complaints and also acts as an ombudsman.
Picture Editors do the picture choosing, cropping/enlarging, captioning and other work associated with the photos.
The sub-editor's post (he/she is also called Copy Editor) is where most people begin their careers in a newspaper office. There are several subs in a publication and there are also senior subs and one or more chief subs.
Most larger newspapers have Department Editors, such as Feature Editor, Sports Editor, Editorial Page Editor, Metro Editor (edits the local edition) and so on.
Of course, this is only a very brief description. Hope people find it interesting!