an editor is a journalist in press, sound broadcasting, television or other media, which are responsible within the editorship for a certain subject , a department. For the departments (for instance „the classical “departments such as politics, culture, local as well as economics and sport) is responsiblethe department leader. For the entire editorship the editor-in-chief is responsible. From cost reasons with some publishing houses supraregional subjects in a coat editorship are summarized.

The task of the editor is it, from the abundance of information, which arrives into the editorship (contributions of correspondents, journalists and freeCoworkers, messages from press agencies or Pressestellen), those for readers to filter and to prepare for the next expenditure of the newspaper (printed media) or the newscast (sound broadcasting, television) listeners or spectators of interesting and important contributions. An editor investigates also even by telephone, in Blibliotheken, inInternet or at places of current happening, leads discussions and interviews. In principle the three cornerstone of the message apply: again - importantly - interesting. Texts even written are not drawn up (see editorship, therefore also the designation editor comes). Has at the printed media years agothe typesetter the pages of the newspaper still with bleiernen type characters set, then today the organization ( the layout) of the sides is frequent task of the editors by the computer engineering.

In large television stations, as for instance in public institutes or private television stations, it knows also different structures upgive the editorship level: Groups of programs or program areas in place of the departments. The planning editor (“planner”) and the “editor of the service” (“RvD”) are in the morning first in the editorship. The planner evaluates the message situation, investigates to topics on and sends the editors or reporters for the place of the happening. The “bossfrom the service " (“CvD”) answers for all messages and/or transmissions of the daily and is responsible for the contentwise organization of the main expenditure. The editors receive a film team (EB-team) from the arrangement. They discuss editorial contents and the possibilities of the negotiability with the cameraman into pictures.The television editor controls basic knowledge of the camera work and those of the usually digital Bildschnittes. Contrary to the printed media and sound broadcasting the television editor in „pictures must think “. Each television contribution is a co-operation of the editor with the cameraman, EB-technician and the Cutter. In some editorships is it usually that the editor speaks the text (off text) for its contribution.

Not to confound is the career profile of an editor with that of the technical editor. (Technical editor)

situation in Germany

the job title editor is in Germany, like those of the Journalist, not protected. It is used however in collective agreements and applies for instance in the collective agreement to editors at daily papers or magazines to firmly employees of editorship members. Therefore thus everyone may work within the medium range independently or freelance journalist and call in such a way. In the article 5the Basic Law embodied Pressefreiheit guarantees everyone, “its opinion in word expressing and spreading writing and picture freely”.


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