Editing 2013: How to Wear Five Hats and Succeed (W421-13)
Managers, which of these skills do you need to improve?
- Editing on deadline
- Juggling responsibilities
- Delivering bad news
- Offering feedback that improves performance
- Publishing to multiple platforms
- Using social media
- Helping the staff embrace change
- Finding good story ideas
- Resolving conflict
If you selected any — or all— of the skills on this list, Poynter can help you. Editing 2013: How To Wear Five Hats and Succeed is a seminar that begins this assumption: Today’s newsroom manager has more work — and more complex work—than ever before. And you have fewer resources to get it all done.
That’s why, in order to succeed, you need the skills that optimize your effectiveness as both editor and leader. Combine the two, and you can lead your staff to produce journalism that matters.
Editing 2013: How To Wear Five Hats and Succeed will help you develop those skills. You might even find yourself enjoying work again.
“Poynter helped me improve the ratio of fun days to unbearable days, purely by reorienting me toward good stories and caring management technique. I enjoy being a newspaperman again.” Mike Drago, Dallas Morning News
Led by Poynter’s Jill Geisler, Jacqui Banaszynski and Butch Ward, Editing 2013: How To Wear Five Hats and Succeed will teach you to make better decisions about coverage. Brainstorm better ideas. Coach reporters to ask better questions and improve their writing. Help your staff learn and improve. Write shorter — or longer — and edit faster. And develop a leadership style that works.
You’ll learn to:
- Use social media to better engage your audience and improve your coverage
- Make decisions earlier that will produce better stories for multiple platforms
- Write effectively for the Web
- Coach better ideas, better interviews, better writing
- Hold difficult conversations that produce the results you want
- Develop your leadership style to enable change — not hinder it — and deliver results