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News Editor Job Description

This sample news editor job description shows how to use core job roles and tasks to define the main occupation responsibilities for your employee.
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Position Summary:

1) Plans layout of newspaper edition.

2) Receives news copy, photographs and dummy page layouts marked to indicate columns occupied by advertising.

3) Confers with management editorial staff members regarding placement of developing news stories.

4) Determines placement of stories based on relative significance, available space, and knowledge of layout principles.

5) Marks layout sheets to indicate position of each story accompanying photographs.

6) Approves proofs submitted by composing room.

7) May write or revise headlines.

8) May perform related editorial duties as required..

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