Top News Editor Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a News Editor. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of News Editor resumes they appeared on. For example, 37.9% of News Editor resumes contained News Stories as a skill. Let's find out what skills a News Editor actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on News Editor resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. News Stories

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Here's how News Stories is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Coordinated news coverage of five regional newspapers (generated/assigned/wrote/copy edited news stories)
  • Assigned all news stories-Contacted new reporters-Generated story ideas; wrote two stories weekly
  • Confer with Management/Editorial staff members regarding placement of developing news stories.
  • Gathered and reported national and international news stories
  • Cultivated, investigated, reported, wrote, reviewed and edited interesting and provocative New York News/Investigative News stories for placement.
  • Spearheaded growth in video packages, breaking news stories, and online-only publications by collaborating with news team and production department.
  • Created news stories and packages for anchors reporting on live television- Utilized Adobe Premiere and Adobe Auditions for editing and sound mixing
  • Reviewed and selected salient news stories for broadcast and organized selected pieces to enhance flow and viewership of news program.
  • Second in charge behind Executive Editor in directing editorial staff, planning news stories for daily publication and special editions.
  • Documented interviews with a recorder and pencil and paper to produce the most accurate quotes and information in news stories.
  • Led a team of six and edited foreign news stories submitted from bureaus/reporters on assignment in Middle East and Europe.
  • Constructed questions pertaining to national and world news stories, which were used to make readers' news consumption interactive.
  • Collected and edited news stories from local, international and Arab media outlets to enrich and update the website.
  • Key Contributions: * Ensured timely editing of breaking news stories and special reports broadcast on CBS Evening News.
  • Reported, researched and wrote breaking and enterprise/in-depth news stories and features for the largest-circulation weekly newspaper in Virginia.
  • Assigned, edited and wrote news stories and columns for a 24-page weekly newspaper with a circulation over 4,000.
  • Assign all news stories, and edit for copy and content, ensuring all are factually and ethically sound.
  • Contributed 2 original feature articles weekly while also posting news stories and press releases on a daily basis.
  • Create, research, compile, and compose 2-4 breaking music news stories daily for urban website SOHH.com.
  • Edited 15 news stories per week during the spring semester and 10 per week during the summer semester.

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2. Daily Paper

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Here's how Daily Paper is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Edited content for production of daily paper, developing stories and multimedia packages with reporters and their editors.
  • Managed copy editors, interns, editorial assistants and assistant news editors for a daily paper.
  • Managed award-winning newsroom of seven employees for a daily paper.
  • Edit all news contente for daily paper; supervise news staff; layout all news pages for newspaper.
  • Helped reporters increase coverage in their beat areas, edited stories, managed the production of the daily paper each evening.
  • Edit, proofread copy, produce wire/roundup content and create headlines for sports section to be published in daily paper

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3. Student Newspaper

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Here's how Student Newspaper is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Managed news staff, edited stories and organized all news coverage at Louisiana State University's 14,000-circulation daily student newspaper.
  • Managed the news section of UNWSP's student newspaper - Oversaw a team of about five staff writers.
  • Edited the news section, wrote copy and led the news reporting team for this twice-a-week student newspaper.
  • Write about school policy, administration and students for biweekly student newspaper with a circulation of 2,000.
  • Managed contributing writers, supervised content and design of the News section at a weekly student newspaper.
  • Assigned and edited stories for the news section of the University of Montana's independent student newspaper.
  • Contributed multiple articles to Sports, Features, and Front page sections of the student Newspaper.
  • Handled the tasks of editing news and articles on all sections of the student newspaper.
  • Edited News articles for 14 editions of the London School of Economics student newspaper.
  • Planned and organized the news section of The New School s university-wide student newspaper.
  • Managed a staff of 10+ writers and volunteers for award-winning twice-monthly student newspaper.
  • Worked for the university's national award-winning student newspaper, The Voice.
  • Generated story ideas, uncovered sources and conducted interviews to write topical news stories for quarterly student newspaper.
  • Manage productions for entire News section for UMass Boston student newspaper.
  • edited and wrote stories, designed pages and deliv- ered the student newspaper on a fortnightly basis

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4. Editorial Calendar

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Here's how Editorial Calendar is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Created story schedules with editors and writers and prepared editorial calendar.
  • Managed weekly editorial calendar and arranged for freelance coverage when needed.
  • Compile the 'Daily Budget' - an editorial calendar of news and entertainment events for media coverage consideration.
  • Worked with management team to develop the editorial calendar and develop story ideas.
  • Created production schedule, editorial calendar, style guide and handbooks.
  • Performed periodic performance reviews, set and managed editorial calendars Assigned beats and provided strategic and tactical guidance to writers.
  • Provided content development, editorial and esthetic direction; co-managed daily content publishing and a long-range editorial calendar.

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5. Adobe Photoshop

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Here's how Adobe Photoshop is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Created the newspaper layout using enhanced computer programs, including Adobe Photoshop and Adobe In Design
  • Designed pages using Adobe InDesign and edited photos with Adobe Photoshop.
  • Provided help desk support for software including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and CCI Newsdesk.
  • Worked on banners and flyers for different events by using Adobe Photoshop and CorelDraw 12.
  • Work with computer softwares susch as Word, Final Cut, Adobe Photoshop, ap publisher, among others.
  • Edited articles for the Toledo City Paper Used Adobe InDesign CS3 and Adobe PhotoShop CS3 to create graphics for the website.

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6. Freelance Writers

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Here's how Freelance Writers is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Directed reporters, another editor, two photographers and several freelance writers in producing local coverage for a 365-day-a-year newspaper.
  • Recruited, managed and mentored freelance writers
  • Prepared weekly payroll for freelance writers, photographers; prepared annual budget for daily staff, including recommendations for salaries.
  • Interfaced with managing editors, news editors, freelance writers, and photographic editors to complete daily and weekly projects.
  • Organized, developed and edited content from four full-time staff writers and a team of 10 freelance writers and editors.
  • Worked primarily with freelance writers and photographers in the coverage of community news, including features and hard news.
  • Worked with several freelance writers, content and production teams, marketing and other stakeholders to increase site usage.
  • Assign, supervise, and edit stories from over a dozen freelance writers all over the United States.
  • Managed work flow of freelance writers and columnists and edited all copy for content, style and grammar.
  • Coached staff writers and freelancers; developed a significantly larger base of freelance writers and photographers.
  • Assigned stories to a team of full-time and freelance writers and oversaw special editorial projects.
  • Supervised and assigned articles to a bank of 20 freelance writers.
  • Developed relationships with freelance writers, assigned and edited their stories.
  • Supervised and edited 14 freelance neighborhood columnists and freelance writers.
  • Edited and wrote in-depth features and solicited freelance writers.
  • Assigned and worked with freelance writers and student interns.
  • Assigned and developed stories with freelance writers.
  • Delegate article assignments to 10 freelance writers.
  • Managed freelance writers' assignments and deadlines.
  • Employed graphic artists and freelance writers.

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7. Weekly Paper

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Here's how Weekly Paper is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Developed all editorial content for the weekly paper, including various feature stories, city news and breaking news.
  • Set, edited, and layout each section enforcing rolling deadlines for bi-weekly paper with readership of 2,000.
  • Generated all the new stories revolving around LIU Post's weekly paper.
  • Coordinated and edited all news content for weekly paper with 100,000 readership.
  • Work with the newspaper team to organize the weekly paper edition.
  • Designed and supervised layout of weekly paper.

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8. Facebook

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Here's how Facebook is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Managed social-networking efforts including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  • Developed Facebook and Twitter components to social strategies.
  • Used the Western Herald s Facebook and Twitter pages to share each story and draw readers to the Western Herald website.
  • Created and maintained Facebook and Twitter social media accounts, posting daily breaking news items and stories.
  • Create, optimize, and schedule content for 78k Twitter followers and 137k Facebook followers.
  • Assisted the managing editor in creating and maintaining the station's Facebook and Twitter pages.
  • Create, optimize, and schedule content for 76k Twitter followers and 557k Facebook followers.
  • Planned coverage, edited writing by reporters and managed web, Twitter and Facebook pages.
  • Engaged the community through forums and social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter.
  • Spearheaded introduction of new media approaches, including blogging, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • Managed the Rare News Facebook page, which has an audience of 1.4 million-plus.
  • Manage the association's Facebook page and sit on the Social Media Corps Team.
  • Doubled paper s Facebook likes and Twitter followers in less than a year.
  • Marketed top stories on social media including Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
  • Utilized social networking sites Facebook and Twitter to improve website traffic.
  • Managed Social Media Outlets: Facebook, Twitter, Google+ SKILLS.
  • Updated posts for The Eastern Echo Facebook and Twitter page.
  • Promoted content on social media, especially Twitter and Facebook.
  • Developed Facebook presence, increasing Likes fourfold in one year.
  • Co-managed the Facebook page and live Tweet industry events.

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9. Twitter

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Here's how Twitter is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Expanded brand s Twitter following from 14,500 to more than 31,500 in one year.
  • Garnered over 13,000 Twitter followers who routinely shared stories from across the globe.
  • Managed the KFI news blog and the department's Twitter account.
  • Monitor and post on the organization's Twitter account.
  • Collaborated with the sports department to help run their twitter account.
  • Manage Twitter presence including writing and scheduling sponsored Tweets and interacting with the community by answering questions and offering encouragement.

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10. Editorial Staff

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Here's how Editorial Staff is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Collaborated with other editorial staff and managing editors during merger with another campus paper.
  • Recruited and managed editorial staff, and represented management in trade union negotiations.
  • Supervised editorial staff and ensured timely and accurate post-production.
  • Oversee production of motion graphics videos explaining the news.-Manage hiring and training of editorial staff and interns.
  • Worked with editorial staff to create a complete redesign of The Crusader.
  • Developed training guides for editorial staff and provided hands-on training as needed.
  • Assist editorial staff in developing all news coverage plans.
  • Managed editorial staff of four reporters and a photographer.
  • Managed and provided direction for editorial staff of four.
  • Managed the daily duties of editorial staff.
  • Supervised editorial staff in editor's absence.
  • Supervised news writers and reported to editorial staff .

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11. Web Content

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Here's how Web Content is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Coordinated with editorial team and supervised refreshing web content.
  • Converted television content into interesting and valued Web content.
  • Created interactive and engaging multimedia Web content.
  • Edit web content, books, manuscripts, brochures and postcards.
  • Supported development of a new system to upload Web content.
  • Manage social media and web content.

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12. Edit Content

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Here's how Edit Content is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Rejoined newspaper in new position to direct staff, drive coverage, and generate and edit content.
  • Write original content, update social media, interviews for stories, edit content
  • Gather and edit content for the morning broadcasts.
  • Edit content for both daily and magazine shows.
  • Edit content for CityBusiness and North Shore Report.
  • Research, write, and edit content pertaining to the college community and the city of Livermore, CA.

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13. Special Sections

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Here's how Special Sections is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Designed and edited entertainment, news and sports pages and special sections Managed interns, community projects and contact with community leaders
  • Manage consolidated media desk: Run consolidated design desk for 2 daily newspapers, one weekly newspaper and several special sections.
  • Designed templates for and created special sections, such as graduation and readers' choice tabloids.
  • Planned and designed annual and monthly special sections, including the 48-page Guide to Manhattan.
  • Supervised six-person news staff and edited stories, while developing and planning special sections.
  • Updated news indexes and player files; developing original content and producing special sections.
  • Led statewide pitch meetings and collaboration on statewide stories and special sections.
  • Assisted advertising staff by providing editorial copy for all special sections.
  • Designed, edited, and wrote copy for frequent special sections.
  • Coordinated production of daily and special sections with city editor.
  • Tabulate special sections with focus on a specific topic.
  • Contribute stories and photos to numerous special sections.
  • Created and edited special sections and supplements.
  • Edited copy for special sections and projects.
  • Page layout, including special sections.
  • Conceived and executed special sections, including a photo portfolio of Nobel laureates shot by Brigitte Lacombe.
  • Served as special sections editor planning, assigning, editing and coordinating eight sections a year.
  • Designed all news pages, including the front page Designed a variety of special sections

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14. Copy Desk

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Here's how Copy Desk is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Supervised copy desk and managed daily production.
  • Managed and organized five-person copy desk.
  • Led a copy desk of seven people to produce and meet deadlines for the A-section, Metro section and feature sections.
  • Managed a universal copy desk staff of as many as 13, including copy editors, graphics artists and pagination technicians.
  • Supervised a staff of seven copy editors and acted as night newsroom supervisor for award-winning copy desk.
  • Helped manage 12-person copy desk to oversee nightly production of entire newspaper and digital media platforms.
  • Managed 13-editor copy desk, including scheduling, hiring, training, employee evaluations and planning.
  • Designed front page and ran copy desk for several months after departure of news editor.
  • Managed flow of stories through the copy desk and frequently rewrote headlines on deadline.
  • Led a copy desk of up to 12 editors, approving editing and headlines.
  • Initiated regular one on one performance reviews to improve copy desk production and efficiency.
  • Led a committee that modernized the news copy desk and improved work processes.
  • Manage the copy desk, including a staff of four copy editors.
  • Worked as copy desk chief overseeing staff of 10 copy editors.
  • Supervised copy desk operations, moving stories from editors into production.
  • Transitioned copy desk from print only to print and online editing.
  • Supervised five-member copy desk; paginated pages, edited copy.
  • Managed a 9 person copy desk; trained new hires.
  • Managed a five-member copy desk and hired two new editors.
  • Supervised copy desk of seven page designers and two proofreaders.

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15. Staff Members

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Here's how Staff Members is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Edited news section of campus newspaper and worked one-on-one with staff members to teach and improve writing style and grammatical skills.
  • Generated story ideas, managed story list, assigned stories to staff and off-staff members, assigned photography list.
  • Coached staff members on accuracy/libel, reporting and long-form writing styles, and adherence to UK grammar.
  • Collaborated with staff members on a nightly basis to create supportive writing and page design.
  • Developed story and photo assignments for staff members to produce two weekly publications on deadline.
  • Coordinated staff members' assignments for on-time, weekly delivery of publication.
  • Generated story and photo assignments each week to be executed by staff members
  • Assist other WNYU staff members create meaningful and well-made audio pieces.
  • Coached and trained staff members.
  • Mentored staff members and interns.
  • Created layouts, edited stories, and interviewed staff members and students Used Adobe In-Design to create pages and layouts
  • Directed a team of writers and graphic designers - Proofread work by other staff members - Researched and wrote various newspaper articles

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16. Press Releases

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Here's how Press Releases is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Served as the main writer and editor for the School's alumni magazine, press releases, and many other publications.
  • Assisted in the editing and production of all press releases and articles, ensuring correct style and grammar.
  • Researched, wrote and edited news and feature articles and press releases for distribution to local media.
  • Edited press releases and quarterly earnings in a clear, concise manner for businesses throughout the U.S.
  • Monitor news-gathering operations such as press releases, contacts, radio, television and wire services.
  • Edit press releases and editorial copy according to content and time frame of event or deed.
  • Summarize relevant press releases to generate content for a weekly news roundup.
  • Write press releases and disseminate to organizations and news sites, i.e.
  • Analyzed interviews, local government meetings, legislation, and press releases.
  • Read and evaluated newsworthiness of press releases and other submitted material.
  • Edit press releases and other editorial correspondence according to AP Style.
  • Prioritize press releases, along with editorial copy for placement.
  • Edit and rewrite press releases and community-submitted news daily.
  • Created press releases for clients.
  • Edited business news summaries gathered from over 150 papers daily ~Polished political commentaries and press releases ~Generated content for client newsletters
  • Reviewed all press releases Developed relationships with community leaders Oversaw layout of front section

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17. Quark

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Here's how Quark is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Planned graphic elements and story placement on Page A1 and the Sunday Outlook section of the newspaper using QuarkXPress.
  • Filled in for news editor and area news editor on average of twice per week, using QuarkXPress.
  • Edited copy in Microsoft Word and designed and produced error-free pages under deadline using Quark Express.
  • Designed news pages in Quark, including front page/main section, Local, and wire sections.
  • Mastered the Quark Express pagination system and used design skills to redesign and reorganize sections.
  • Create weekly layouts for the News section using QuarkxPress software, including the front page.
  • Designed the front page and other key inside pages each day, using QuarkXPress.
  • Served as principal front page editor using QuarkXPress and other programs on Macintosh computers.
  • Designed A1s in Quark, wrote eye-catching front-page headlines, and designed centerpieces.
  • Designed and laid out newspaper pages for a daily, using QuarkXPress.
  • Updated website, edited copy, regularly built newspaper pages using Quark.
  • Used QuarkXpress & other computer desktop publishing & graphics software.
  • Included slot work and the building of graphics using QuarkXpress.
  • Designed page layout using Quark Express and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Reported and assigned stories; designed pages in QuarkXPress
  • Designed newspaper pages with Quark and InDesign.
  • Organized daily news and sports sections, performing a majority of the page design in Quark XPress.
  • Page layout and design for both news and sports sections using QuarkXPress, PageMaker and Photoshop software.
  • Assisted pagination process using Quark Express Assumed duties of Managing Editor or Deputy Managing Editor as needed
  • Assisted in the production of a daily newspaper using Quark, News Edit Pro and Photoshop.

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18. Press Association

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Here's how Press Association is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Coached and mentored several reporters who won top honors in prestigious state press association contests for investigative and public service reporting.
  • Received award for Photo Features in Weekly Newspapers by the New Mexico Press Association.
  • Received top newspaper awards from the New England Press Association.
  • Cited for distinction by the Kansas Press Association.
  • Recognized by press associations for this work.
  • Earned numerous Texas Press Association awards in newswriting and headline writing, and newspaper was twice named best in the state.
  • Scheduled 12-person news desk Design portfolio won first-place honors from the Alabama Press Association in 1997
  • Second Place, In-Depth/Series Reporting Arkansas Press Association 2006
  • Created a "Sports Week-In Review" page which won a 2012 New Jersey Press Association award in "Design."

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19. Special Projects

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Here's how Special Projects is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Page designer: Design layouts for news, business, features, photographs and special projects to maximize impact.
  • Serve as senior editor responsible for the daily newspaper, monthly/bi-monthly magazines and special projects.
  • Edited videos for daily news coverage, special projects, and sweep period pieces.
  • Supervised public service and special projects such as back-to-school and newcomers' sections.
  • Manage content for print magazines and special projects (~30 print magazines/year).
  • Edited special projects, as well as exclusive video for the web.
  • Developed daily, weekly and special projects budgets to direct news coverage.
  • Edited video for daily news coverage, as well as special projects.
  • Assisted reporters, managing editor and publisher with special projects as needed.
  • Led news meetings to plan daily newspaper coverage and special projects.
  • Edited long form special projects and investigative pieces.
  • Edit special projects and last minute packages.
  • Edited copy for campus reporters and supervised special projects in-depth story projects Awarded 1994 Pacemaker Award for best college newspaper.
  • Edited newscasts including packages and vo/sots, and special projects.
  • Edit news packages under deadline pressure Shift Coordinator to assign editors tasks Edit special projects during ratings months
  • Edit special projects using a Sony 900 edit suit w/ Abakus A53-D DVE and Chyron Infiny.

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20. Editor-In-Chief

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Here's how Editor-In-Chief is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Updated Managing Editor and Editor-in-chief on all pertinent matters and significant stories in development.
  • Worked with editor-in-chief to ensure accuracy and professionalism of all news content.
  • Worked with editor-in-chief to ensure content has no typos, grammatical errors, misspellings or AP style errors.
  • Edit stories and submit them to the Editor-in-Chief and Copy Editor.
  • Worked with the editor-in-chief to develop news content and story ideas.
  • Filled in for Editor-in-Chief for DE s 7 papers between hires.
  • Answered to Editor-in-Chief and Head Producer.
  • Compiled and edited news materials for onward submission to Editor-in-Chief Led interviews, authored articles and deployed reporters to beat assignments
  • Managed a small team of writers, giving weekly assignments, editingstories, and mediating communication between writers and the editor-in-chief.
  • Manage student reporters; edit stories for content; design News page; work closely with Editor-in-Chief and advisor
  • Selected Editor-in-Chief of The Seahawk for 2015
  • Formatted weekly paper using InDesign Edited and managed deadlines for weekly paper Collaborated with Editor-in-Chief and Copy Editor on projects

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21. SEO

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Here's how SEO is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Upload content to the Nonpareil website through BLOX content management system, optimizing for SEO.
  • Trained editors on SEO best practices resulting in record-breaking traffic, page views.
  • Helped to establish better SEO practices and analyzed metrics for further product growth.
  • Implemented SEO best practices for search and social media.
  • Tweaked headlines and text to boost SEO.
  • Worked with Circle Media to develop news portion of Newslink, which includes an SEO press release service.
  • Increased monthly traffic to 140,000 unique visitors using Google Analytics, SEO practices and social media.
  • Curated content to align with editorial focus of website; implemented SEOpractices to yield high traffic.
  • Create special presentations in WordPress and Shorthand.Enforce SEO optimization and prepare content for social media.
  • Tracked SEO and pageviews to provide customized content for readers.
  • Acquired extensive knowledge of Wordpress and SEO.

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22. News Writers

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Here's how News Writers is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Mentored developing news writers and improved submitted pieces.
  • Manage content from a team of five news writers and work with other section editors to organize print layout.
  • Gained valuable management experience overseeing a staff of six news writers for the daily student newspaper.
  • Edited, proofread, and critiqued movie news blog articles written by movie news writers.
  • Provided training and mentoring to 12 news writers; trained News Editor successor.
  • Help maintain a staff of approximately five news writers.
  • Trained and Managed a staff of 7 news writers.
  • Managed a small team of volunteer news writers remotely.
  • Managed staff of three full-time news writers.
  • Manage staff of eight news writers.
  • Edit articles submitted by news writers.
  • Managed a sta of more than 25 news writers at a daily publication.
  • Managed and directed a team of news writers for the website nomoregameblogs.com.

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23. Weekly Publication

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Here's how Weekly Publication is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Conducted interviews, composed stories for bi-weekly publication.
  • Edited and fact-checked articles for publication and worked with production and Web staff to assemble News section for this semiweekly publication.
  • Planned and supervised the assignment of articles to staff writers as circumstances dictated for a weekly publication.
  • Instructed reporters how to cultivate sources and produce narrative Enterprise style stories for a weekly publication.
  • Page Design for News page for biweekly publication deadline to include photo selection and captions.
  • Developed a daily editorial process at a weekly publication; authored the Web style guidelines.
  • Lead design/editing: Edit copy and tone photos for one weekly publication and two dailies.
  • Designed layout and edited News section for weekly publication Wrote two news articles weekly
  • Write news and feature stories for a weekly publication.
  • Generated ideas for the news desk's weekly publication.
  • Managed the news section of the weekly publication.
  • Edited and organized layout for weekly publication.
  • Designed pages for local and community news reports for a twice-weekly publication.

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24. Online

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Here's how Online is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Collected and organized original court documents and opinions for publication in newsletters and online.
  • Worked collaboratively with management to successfully revamp first Cameroonian online news magazine
  • Supervised news/features and online copy editors and graphic artists.
  • Proofread online content for factual and grammatical accuracy.
  • Managed online publications and social media presence.
  • Published articles online using College Publisher.
  • Coordinated night-side online content management.
  • Organize and supervise news, features and online news coverage and content management at this daily newspaper in East Central Illinois.
  • Worked to redesign the layout (print and online) and focus of The Cornell Progressive as to increase circulation and influence
  • Assigned, reported, wrote, and edited breaking news and feature online/print articles, series and blogs in pressure-cooker environment.
  • Prepare, edit, and format content for print, social media and online publications to promote and showcase community news.
  • Orchestrated flawless Election Night coverage for the 2008 presidential race, beating all online news competitors in announcing presidential election results.
  • Provided radio, online, print, video production talent to faculty, staff, and others in the college.
  • Awarded first place for Online Multimedia Package for coverage of Firestorm 2003 by the San Diego Society of Professional Journalists.
  • Communicated daily on story ideas, assigned, edited and collaborated with page designers and Web producers for online edition.
  • Research and developed online ad and editorial strategies for raising the profile of the site with relevant media outlets.
  • Developed, edited and prepared multimedia content for online news website, email marketing, promotions and social media.
  • Created online content from stories, blog postings, Facebook updates and Twitter tweets to interact with reader base.
  • Enhanced Internet presence by developing online content and establishing a social media presence, including Twitter and blogs.
  • Coordinated online production with print desks, provided editorial guidance, troubleshot problems and reviewed producers' work.

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25. Final Cut Pro

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Here's how Final Cut Pro is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Edit non- linear video format Final Cut Pro, Avid News cutter, Harris Velocity programs for the daily newscast.
  • Worked as an Assist Editor for Fast Way Daily News bulletins by using Final Cut Pro and Sony Vega.
  • Edited on a Mac-book Pro using final cut pro and dumped all content to tape for broadcast.
  • Worked closely with Final Cut pro, Adobe Audition and After Effects.
  • Experience with Avid Media Composer/News Cutter, and Final Cut Pro 3.
  • Edit on Final Cut Pro.
  • Created story-driven news packages through videography, as well as editing with both final cut pro and Adobe premiere pro.
  • Created VOs, SOTs, Packages, and Promotional Packages from raw video for all newscasts using Final Cut Pro.
  • Edit vo, vo/sots and pkgs for AM newscast Edit using Final Cut Pro.

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26. Weekly Basis

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Here's how Weekly Basis is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Edited two to six articles written by reporters and junior reporters per issue, typically on a weekly basis.
  • Covered local news, politics and culture, consistently producing the best performing content on a weekly basis
  • Developed, assigned, composed, and edited news stories on a weekly basis.
  • Developed news coverage and coordinated publication of front page on a weekly basis.
  • Designed page layout for the news and features sections on a weekly basis.
  • Utilized QuarkXpress to develop the newspaper layout and design on a biweekly basis.
  • Designed news section, including front page, on weekly basis.
  • Produced campus newspaper on a weekly and bi-weekly basis.
  • Pitched stories on a weekly basis.
  • Identified relevant, timely issues on a weekly basis Handled last-minute changes while keeping to strict deadlines
  • Edit and proofread submitted articles Write articles of various topics on a bi-weekly basis Work on layouts using Quark Express

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27. CNN

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Here's how CNN is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Appeared on national and international news networks including CNN Turk, Press TV, and BBC World as a commentator.
  • Broadened news gathering network and was assigned as KH20's CNN stringer to produce radio news spots for national broadcast.
  • Record satellite feeds from FOX, CNN and other satellite coordinates.
  • Followed key Twitter contacts effectively providing exposure for the CNN brand.
  • Provided affiliate news gathering for all CNN networks and entities.
  • Scoured the web for business and finance-related viral stories worthy of CNNMoney coverage and pitched those stories to other editors.
  • Liaised with CNN and CNN International teams to cross-promote CNNMoney content on social, homepage and apps.

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28. Html

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Here's how Html is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Diagnosed problems and repaired errors in XML, HTML, VBA and Pearl scripts.
  • Mastered Microsoft Office and HTML.
  • Edited all content coming into site Produced and published content in HTML and dynamic XML code
  • Include html coding, flash work, and experience with web developing software and processes.
  • Utilized proprietary CMS and light HTML coding to build deliverables
  • Worked extensively with HTML, Photoshop and blog pub- lishing platforms.

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29. Special Events

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Here's how Special Events is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Tracked and planned continuing news coverage of special events, including Hurricane Katrina and the 2004 United States presidential election.
  • Managed weekly newspaper; coordinated coverage of special events; researched and reported on sports, politics and education.
  • Forge partnerships with regional charities and promoted/hosted joint special events and fundraisers for worthy causes.
  • Coordinate and lead 11 inserts, five of them tied to special events.
  • Traveled to special events to provide coverage via press releases and on the spot interviews for webcast.
  • Managed/edited online calendar of special events, benefits and fund-raisers for NY-specific event coverage.

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30. Metro

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Here's how Metro is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Assigned photographers, reporters, and live truck operators encompassing the South Florida metropolis
  • Managed nightly production of Metro section of large daily newspaper
  • Designed and edited world, national, business, metro, opinion, and features content.
  • Compiled daily roundup of offbeat news items that occasionally ran on metro section front.
  • Supervised production of metro and state section for fast-paced, nationally ranked newspaper.
  • Staff successfully competed against three metro papers Served as reporter as needed for general features, police and business articles

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31. Morning Show

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Here's how Morning Show is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Provide commentary for WVUE/FOX 8 morning show, WDSU noon news and WLAE Road to Recovery.
  • Ensured timely and accurate post-production of morning show, and edited top stories and teases.
  • Edit news video packages for morning show.
  • Produced news briefs for morning show.
  • Edit the 5:00am-8:00am weekday morning shows.
  • Solo Editor for hour long morning show.)

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32. Weekly Meetings

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Here's how Weekly Meetings is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Assigned stories and assisted reporters while maintaining twice-weekly meetings where stories were discussed and critiqued.
  • Supervised weekly meetings with news and business reporters to assign stories and plan future editions.
  • Attended staff and editor weekly meetings.
  • Maintained the stories and content for the newspaper Managed the writers for each issue Set biweekly meetings with the University's President
  • Assigned stories to writers and led biweekly meetings Edited and placed articles into newspaper layouts using InDesign Wrote articles and advised reporters
  • Communicated manuscript content in weekly meetings via video conference with other editorial board members in Bethesda.

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33. News Department

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Here's how News Department is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Update website throughout the day, coordinating with news department for the latest news and features.
  • Proofread, line edited, copy edited and fact checked stories for news department.
  • Managed news department, completed weekly news briefs, edited and managed WordPress site
  • Worked in the local area news department and specialized in the Economic section.
  • Supervised news department, assigned and edited news and feature articles.
  • Assist news department in the transition to linear edit system.
  • Managed five-person news department and $300,000 annual story budget.
  • Served as immediate supervisor of the news department.
  • Managed 'The University News' News Department with a Co-lead Editor.

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34. Video Production

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Here's how Video Production is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Assumed other department responsibilities such as video production and editing.
  • Promoted to supervisor of Video Production and Evidence departments.
  • Developed vital relationships with television network reps, film and video production companies, artist management and public relations firms.
  • Assembled the final video production based on the script and ensured the quality of the audio and video editing.
  • Analyze contents and coverage of viewers' interests, ensure video production is delivered on a timely manner.
  • Managed and created print, online and video production supporting the university's compliance program.

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35. Government Agencies

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Here's how Government Agencies is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Cultivate relationships with community members, government agencies and corporate executives.
  • Contacted reliable news sources from the police and fire departments as well as government agencies for updates and interviews.
  • Conduct interviews with leaders of major corporations and government agencies.
  • Established communication and conducted interviews with representatives from local business and government agencies.

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36. Current Events

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Here's how Current Events is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Interviewed top university administrators, faculty, staff and students on critical issues, university policies and current events.
  • Researched, reported and wrote 28 Science & Features articles, and 20 general News and Current Events articles
  • Travel to various sites to report on current events.
  • General assignment editor of weekly reports as well as reporter for current events around campus.
  • Addressed issues and current events through the editorial format.
  • Research current events and write timely news articles

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37. VO

low Demand
Here's how VO is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Prioritized giving a voice to underrepresented communities by focusing on international, LGBTQ and Native American students.
  • Managed and mentored freelancers, interns and community volunteers.
  • Developed and wrote monthly articles about advocacy efforts.
  • Supervised, approved translations, video editing, voice mixing done by a production team of eight translators, editors.
  • Edit feature packages, opens, montages, voice-overs, and sound-on-tape for a fast-paced global 24 hour News Service.
  • Read and edit news copy to ensure that slanderous, libelous, and materials are avoided or deleted.
  • Edited non-linear video news packages for broadcast; Conducted interviews, wrote scripts, and voiced packages.
  • Wrote/edited copy for the website, ensuring that there was a consistent tone of voice across channels.
  • Guided one to two high school interns on weekly writing pieces and photography work for Voice page.
  • Developed and supervised Web pages and blogs devoted to Washington news, politics and immigration.
  • Recruited and trained business owners to become vocal advocates and work with their state legislators.
  • Position also involved reporting and editing assignments in England, Romania and Lebanon.
  • Assist writers in story editing and finding their voice prior to publication printing.
  • Scout stories and compose a high volume of news scripts for anchors.
  • Voice Over talent doing TV ads in Spanish for USA and abroad.
  • Prepare Pre-Pro, Voice track, tease, edit and archive tape.
  • Voice of Kenya (now Kenya Broadcasting Corp), Nairobi;
  • Edit video for news voice overs, packages and interviews.
  • Established the site's editorial voice and determined news content.
  • Conduct provocative, in-depth interviews with various artists and entertainers.

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38. Staff Reporters

low Demand
Here's how Staff Reporters is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Directed interns, correspondents and up to six full-time staff reporters relating to story assignments and editing.
  • Hired desk of staff reporters to cover breaking news and edited up to 30 items daily
  • Managed a team of Neon Tommy staff reporters, contributors, & executive producers.
  • Supervised several staff reporters and freelance writers to produce content for a business audience.
  • Work with staff reporters and freelance writers in assigning coverage and editing pieces.
  • Edited and posted stories from staff reporters, wire services and other outlets.
  • Managed two to three staff reporters and two to four freelancers.
  • Assigned and edited stories given out to 25+ staff reporters.
  • Organized news team consisting of beat reporters and staff reporters.
  • Edit articles written by staff reporters for newspaper.
  • Lead and supervise staff reporters to achieve news content goals for print and digitalgoals.
  • Monitored progress of staff reporters assignments - Conducted interviews, wrote stories

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39. Original Content

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Here's how Original Content is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Secured and conducted interviews with actors for each issue, authored features, and provided original content for multiple sections.
  • Contributed original content to the newspaper as needed.
  • Build special modules for high-profile original content.
  • Managed daily wire and original content for the website Educatorsportal.com.
  • Assigned, wrote, edited and published original content to be published on the Web site and print publication.
  • Created and edited original content and breaking news, produced video packages, and selected and edited photos.

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41. Press Style

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Here's how Press Style is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Write and edit copy to follow Associated Press style.
  • Ensured compliance with Associated Press Style Manual on various sections including features, editorials, culture, politics, and sports.
  • Edit all stories and blogs for spelling and punctuation errors - Follow Associated Press Style - Fact-check all proper nouns and sources
  • Copy edit up to nine story submissions per week ensuring grammatical accuracy, clarity and adherence to Associated Press style guidelines.
  • Edited local, business, national and international stories for content, clarity, fairness, grammar and Associated Press style.
  • Proofread each story (edit for Associated Press style), and edit all final pages before sending to print.

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42. Photo Shoots

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Here's how Photo Shoots is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Attended relevant industry events and coordinated photo shoots when required.
  • Maintained consistent contact with show publicists and talent, and coordinated/attended photo shoots.
  • Coordinated photo shoots for specific marketing and advertising collateral and new product launches.
  • Hired and managed freelancer writers and photographers; oversaw/art directed photo shoots.
  • Secured and executed celebrity cover interviews and organized cover photo shoots.
  • Worked closely with photography editor to conceptualize and schedule photo shoots.

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43. Community Outreach

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Here's how Community Outreach is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Increase the local popularity of publication through community outreach, public relations, and various promotional events.
  • Produced compelling content to grow the station's brand and community outreach.
  • Participated in KH20's community outreach and marketing efforts.
  • Ensured accuracy of weekly events calendar by proactive community outreach.

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44. Instagram

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Here's how Instagram is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Managed a staff of five; used Twitter and Instagram to publish stories at high-traffic times and reported on breaking news
  • Managed one to two interns for editorial and image content as well as maintained the Netted Instagram account
  • Manage website, run Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, monitor RSS feeds for breaking stories.
  • Managed multiple social media accounts on numerous platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
  • Edited a video that was cut into an instagram video for Studio 18 FL.
  • Launched a popular local news website along with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels.

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45. ABC

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Here's how ABC is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Start up ABC station Build and design file system and tape archive.
  • Appeared on CNN, ABC, NBC, VH1 for entertainment segments.
  • Organize and archive all footage, roll tapes for live newscast, send feeds to CNN and ABC.

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46. Weekly Column

low Demand
Here's how Weekly Column is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Commented on major international and domestic issues in weekly column.
  • Write weekly column and regular opinion pieces.
  • Authored weekly column to coincide Humboldt State University's Centennial Celebration.
  • Created and wrote a weekly column entitled Philadelphia Underground highlighting entertainment and dining for college students.
  • Established biweekly column focused on music, film, television and pop culture as they relate to the web.
  • Earned a position as weekly columnist after two months.

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47. Local Businesses

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Here's how Local Businesses is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Produced several advertorial stories for yearly Progress papers covering local businesses.
  • Worked with local businesses and West Coast corporations to produce, write, and design advertorials.
  • Set up meetings with different local businesses and pitch the newspaper to them in order to sell ad space.
  • Generated new content by 80% by interviewing literary figures and reviewing local businesses.

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48. News Wires

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Here's how News Wires is used in News Editor jobs:
  • Curated breaking news and trending content for the Singapore and Europe commodities market from international news wires and social media.
  • Monitored all blogs and news wires to determine if a story is news worthy and assigned crews.
  • Monitored news wires for breaking news; collaborated with senior editors on assigning stories.
  • Monitored news wires and created web content to coincide with breaking news.
  • Monitored news wires and compiled a daily budget of state news.

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20 Most Common Skill for a News Editor

News Stories42.6%
Daily Paper14.1%
Student Newspaper8.3%
Editorial Calendar6.7%
Adobe Photoshop5.7%
Freelance Writers3.8%
Weekly Paper2.4%
Facebook2.2%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A News Editor

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
News Stories
News Stories
37.9%
37.9%
2
2
Daily Paper
Daily Paper
12.5%
12.5%
3
3
Student Newspaper
Student Newspaper
7.4%
7.4%
4
4
Editorial Calendar
Editorial Calendar
6%
6%
5
5
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop
5.1%
5.1%
6
6
Freelance Writers
Freelance Writers
3.3%
3.3%
7
7
Weekly Paper
Weekly Paper
2.1%
2.1%
8
8
Facebook
Facebook
2%
2%
9
9
Twitter
Twitter
1.7%
1.7%
10
10
Editorial Staff
Editorial Staff
1.4%
1.4%
11
11
Web Content
Web Content
1.3%
1.3%
12
12
Edit Content
Edit Content
1.1%
1.1%
13
13
Special Sections
Special Sections
1.1%
1.1%
14
14
Copy Desk
Copy Desk
1.1%
1.1%
15
15
Staff Members
Staff Members
1.1%
1.1%
16
16
Press Releases
Press Releases
1%
1%
17
17
Quark
Quark
0.8%
0.8%
18
18
Press Association
Press Association
0.7%
0.7%
19
19
Special Projects
Special Projects
0.7%
0.7%
20
20
Editor-In-Chief
Editor-In-Chief
0.6%
0.6%
21
21
SEO
SEO
0.6%
0.6%
22
22
News Writers
News Writers
0.6%
0.6%
23
23
Weekly Publication
Weekly Publication
0.6%
0.6%
24
24
Online
Online
0.5%
0.5%
25
25
Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro
0.5%
0.5%
26
26
Weekly Basis
Weekly Basis
0.5%
0.5%
27
27
CNN
CNN
0.5%
0.5%
28
28
Html
Html
0.5%
0.5%
29
29
Special Events
Special Events
0.5%
0.5%
30
30
Metro
Metro
0.5%
0.5%
31
31
Morning Show
Morning Show
0.4%
0.4%
32
32
Weekly Meetings
Weekly Meetings
0.4%
0.4%
33
33
News Department
News Department
0.4%
0.4%
34
34
Video Production
Video Production
0.4%
0.4%
35
35
Government Agencies
Government Agencies
0.4%
0.4%
36
36
Current Events
Current Events
0.4%
0.4%
37
37
VO
VO
0.3%
0.3%
38
38
Staff Reporters
Staff Reporters
0.3%
0.3%
39
39
Original Content
Original Content
0.3%
0.3%
40
40
Print Edition
Print Edition
0.3%
0.3%
41
41
Press Style
Press Style
0.3%
0.3%
42
42
Photo Shoots
Photo Shoots
0.3%
0.3%
43
43
Community Outreach
Community Outreach
0.3%
0.3%
44
44
Instagram
Instagram
0.3%
0.3%
45
45
ABC
ABC
0.3%
0.3%
46
46
Weekly Column
Weekly Column
0.3%
0.3%
47
47
Local Businesses
Local Businesses
0.3%
0.3%
48
48
News Wires
News Wires
0.3%
0.3%

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