Editorial

Staff writers are responsible for writing clear, concise stories for the desk they work for. Each staff writer should work closely with his/her respective editor to provide updates on stories and generate story ideas. Each desk has different requirements for their staff writers, such as how often writers are expected to contribute.

Video coordinators must be versed in photography, basic video/ iMovie editing and covers events specifically designated by the web editor and desk editor as video coverage.  Video coordinators must produce at least two videos a week. The coordinator will create video stories assigned by the web editor and desk editor.

Web reporters are responsible for producing original reports (written and multimedia) of breaking news, sporting events, campus events and sometimes off-campus events specifically for the Ka Leo website. Additionally, web reporters must monitor the Ka Leo campus security radio scanner for incidents that must also be reported. Web reporters must have a minimum of 5 office hours per week for both summer terms. However, having 10 office hours a week is highly recommended. 

The web specialist is responsible for uploading content from the print edition of the paper to the website the night of production. The web specialist should be tech savvy and able to answer questions related to computers and programs that editors have no knowledge of. The web specialist is also responsible for consistently checking the website to make sure content is uploaded correctly.

The associate web editor is responsible for inputting data from Google analytics into an organized format. Editors use data from Google analytics to create better content for users. The associate web editor is also responsible for uploading content from the print edition of the paper to the website the week of production. The associate web editor is also responsible for consistently checking the website to make sure content is uploaded correctly: inserting hyperlinks to correct web pages…

The associate editor assists the desk editor in a variety of capacities that will vary with the desires of the desk editor. These duties could include training writers and new associates, making story assignments, keeping track of payroll and expenses, answering correspondence, dealing with routine questions from the reading public and potential contributors. Associate editors also may be asked to write stories or columns. Associate editors must have a minimum of five office hours a week.