To which editor I can cask?
Most of the freelancers know how to enter the market of writers and the place where they have to send the writing and the timing for it. But the thing is the jobs changes in publishing world also.
Knowing the editorial staff titles will help you while you are entering into a competition about the place you have to send your query.
You have to keep in your mind that most of the titles are job itself having responsibilities which varies according to the company.
The person who is in charge for acquiring the content is called Acquisition editor. If there are more particular direction is given on website of publication, then you have to make query to this editor. This position is very much associated with the publication industry, but bigger magazines have their own acquisition editor.
This person is responsible for the content, also for field queries. He ensures better reading experience and attachment to the themes or style of articles in the magazine.
Just like the news writing, the assignment editor have to role of taking care of issues related to coverage, sorting out the writings and making investigative assignments. This editor is not responsible for checking queries in the setting of a magazine.
The duty of assistant editor is to support and give guidance to other editors working in the magazine. The responsibilities of this editor vary and it can be some clerical jobs to the duty of an associate editor. He some times respond to the queries and some times not.
This person is middle to upper level editorial member whose duty is to support editor in chief and managing editor. Also he is responsible for checking entire daily operations of the magazine. Dealing with pitches also comes under the responsibility of this editor.
Editor at Large or Contributing editor
To get this position, the editor must have high level of knowledge and experience and must completed many written tasks in the magazine. As this particular person is not an important member of staff, they will not accept or reply for your queries.
Features / Department Editor
This particular person is the in charge of a particular department such as in charge for a column or area in a magazine. This post is applicable only for big magazines. You can expect reply for your queries from this editor if your query is related to his department.
Editor in Chief / Executive Editor
This person is mainly related to the entire working of the magazine unit. He mainly takes the responsibility of the business related dealings of the magazine. So they will be always busy and will not reply to your queries. But in the case of small publications, the editor in chief will work as an in charge of entire process in the magazine.
For the daily operations of the publication, this editor is responsible. In most magazines, the managing editor will be responsible for dealing with pitches and queries.
To which editor I can cask?