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ASE Presentation, Seattle Times

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by luckyducky, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    There was some question as to if this one would even be posted. Looks like it hit AWSM yesterday. As for JJobs, not yet...

    Mark McTyre is headed to msnbc.com to be a senior editor for sports, according to sportsdesigner.com.
  2. VJ

    VJ Member

  3. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    Is this going to be part of the glad-to-be-in-Seattle area salary discount?
  4. NoOneYouKnow

    NoOneYouKnow Member

    Any updates on this one?
  5. JRoyal

    JRoyal Well-Known Member

    Let's see, they have Fisch and Boudet there already. Anyone think they'll be hiring in-house?
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Having a departmental assistant editor in charge of presentation is fodder for bean counters who say newspapers are bloated. A paperwide presentation editor? Sure.
  7. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Member

    Isn't this just a fancy new way of saying "lead designer?" I've seen college newspapers adopt this trend, too. Which is pretty funny.
  8. jcrutchmer

    jcrutchmer Guest

    So many factors go into determining those roles, and it varies by paper.

    At some places, "ASE/Presentation" is interchangable with "lead designer" for sure.

    At other places, they are two different positions entirely. The ASE assumes a role of planning and assigning editor, assigning photos, setting up graphics, tracking down stringers, monitoring the budget, laying out what visuals will run in the next week, meeting and working with writers and editors on special sections and projects, and editing individual designers (usually, there's managerial stuff like scheduling thrown in too). In that role, the ASE might go weeks without designing a page. Meanwhile, the lead designer is working on 4-5 covers a week, with a focus on Sunday.

    Again, every paper is unique. Circ size, section size, deadlines, pagination systems and 50 or so other factors go into the equation. Some papers don't need someone in an ASE role. Some don't need a lead designer. But quite a few operate with both. That's not saying some staffs aren't bloated in part because of those positions, but there are plenty that are not, and which make the ASE and lead designer absolutely central and integral to their sections, suffering major blows to content in their absences.
  9. Yeah, this isn't a lead designer position. It's a management job and will involve being the night editor several times a week.
  10. VJ

    VJ Member

    ASE/Design jobs are becoming obsolete? :-X
  11. VJ

    VJ Member

    Called it.
  12. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    No kidding. Hadn't seen it anywhere. Good for him if that's true.
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