ERIC Number: ED157084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Staff Organization and Training.
Green, Nancy L.
Staff organization and training is essential for the production of superior college publications. The editor must be a leader with a vision and a propensity for hard work. The editor should be willing to take a firm, sometimes unpopular, stand to advance in the direction he or she wants to go. Once the editor has been chosen, the following things must be done: (1) style rules must be enforced, (2) distinct design patterns must be set, (3) deadlines must be strictly enforced, (4) specific job descriptions for each staff member must be outlined, (5) types of coverage must be decided, (6) a pattern must be set for making and evaluating assignments, (7) rules for travel to events must be made, (8) rules for staff participation in events covered by the publication must be set, (9) a specific editorial policy must be determined, (10) a staff meeting time must be set with penalties for not attending, and (11) short and long range goals for publication must be determined. Training techniques can include design manuals, style books, all day training sessions, and special intensive writing seminars. The editor should seek to keep staff morale high. Good staff organization and training start with the editor and his or her careful plans. (JF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Spring meeting of the National Council of College Publications Advisers, Inc. (New York City, March 16-18, 1978)