Editor-In-Chief is responsible for the following:

  • Selecting subject matter based on personal or public interest, or commissioned by a editor in chief;
  • Developing the technical skills of writing and maintaining originality;
  • Using literary skills to develop themes and storylines, whilst making characters and plots believable;
  • Working to tight deadlines, especially for theatre, screen and radio;
  • Undertaking research, including plot-lines, places, themes and characters;
  • Verifying the factual content of written work;
  • Conducting interviews with people either face to face, over the telephone or by email;
  • Submitting material for publication in the required and expected format;
  • Rewriting and adapting material (and sometimes the work of others) for alternative formats, e.g. adapting novels for stage or producing a web-based 'e-book';
  • Maintaining an active interest in the specific genre (such as novels, film, TV, radio);
  • Exercising self-discipline and time management to organize writing  
  • Encouraging and acting upon critical feedback in the most appropriate manner;
  • Being prepared to rewrite and revise work (often several times) following feedback;
  • Finding, pursuing and maintaining knowledge of publication opportunities;