Online editor

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The online editor is expected to work with members of the newsroom to plan, coordinate and ensure proper editorial coverage on the newspaper’s Web site. The online editor is specifically responsible for:

  • Decisions regarding the visual design of the online edition. The online editor will consult with the editor-in-chief regarding design and will work with the business manager to accommodate advertising in the design
  • Determining, by working with other desk editors, how supplementary coverage will be created, organized and updated on the Web site
  • Working with editor-in-chief to ensure that all new media tools are being used cohesively
  • Work to post each issue online by noon Friday
  • Editorial decisions (in consultation with the editor-in-chief), such as what gets published on the Web site
  • Checking news links daily to make sure that all are functional
  • Knowing how to transfer InDesign documents to the online edition
  • Posting breaking news stories and extra content packages
  • Working to develop new site features
  • Monitoring the Internet for media trends online
  • Attending required staff meetings
  • Monitoring the news daily to keep abreast of all issues that need to be covered, and see that no pertinent news is missed
  • Setting individual goals each semester to improve journalistic skills

Direct supervisor: Editor-in-chief