Job Descriptions for Web Positions – Auburn Mountainview HS

One of the biggest questions many advisers have when establishing Web editors is “What do they do once I name them?” Auburn Mountainview High School adviser Stephanie Keagle shared her Web editor job description as well as her staff’s job description for Assistant to the Editors.

Web Editor

Qualifications:

  1. Must have background knowledge in web design
  2. Must be able to independently maintain an In View web site, either throughmyhighschooljournalism.org or some other means
  3. Should be self-driven and independent
  4. Strong communication skills
  5. Be innovative

Duties:

  1. Maintains In View web site
  2. Helps In View gain a strong presence online
  3. Updates articles as needed
  4. Communicates with editors effectively
  5. Educate AMHS students about web site
  6. Track hits and popularity of site
  7. Regularly research ways to make newspaper web presence stronger by reading articles and writing brief reports about the issue

Assistant to the Editors

Qualifications:

  1. Have strong communication skills
  2. Be a problem solver
  3. Strong critical thinking skills
  4. Willingness to work on any project assigned

Duties:

  1. Runs errands for editors and staff members
  2. Assists adviser in whatever duties are needed
  3. Assists business manager when necessary
  4. Files exchange papers when they are sent to us
  5. Sends exchange papers out after every issue is published
  6. Organizes the cabinets regularly
  7. Acts as club secretary
  8. Keeps track of staff birthdays
  9. Organizes one social outing per month for staff members
  10. Makes press passes for staff at the start of each fall and spring semester
  11. Writes news briefs/world briefs when necessary

Stephanie Keagle
Language Arts Teacher
Newspaper Adviser
Auburn Mountainview High School
(253) 804-4539 ext. 3010

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 20th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He created The Next 26 and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook “Student Journalism and Media Literacy.” You can find him on Twitter and Instragram @manfull and on Snapchat as aaronmanfull. He’s a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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