Levels

Dear Interns,

As you earn views at the Chronicle, you get promoted according to a regular schedule.   See below for the titles and perks that will come with each promotion you receive.

Sincerely,
Agatha Crowley, AAC
Haveman Chronicle Executive Assistant

LEVEL 1: INTERN
Welcome to the Haveman Media Empire Family!   Here at The Haveman Chronicle, everybody starts as an Intern.   At a newspaper, an intern observes and assists staff in all other positions.   For our purposes, an Intern has no privileges since you’re lucky just to be here, unless you consider making coffee a privilege.   But don’t worry.   If you work hard and prove yourself, you’ll make copy editor in no time.

LEVEL 2: COPY EDITOR
Here at The Haveman Chronicle, when you achieve 5,000+ views, you get promoted from lowly unpaid intern to Copy Editor.   At a newspaper, a copy editor proof read posts, and edits copy and photos for layout.   For our purposes, Copy Editor gets password access to the Staff Lounge where the established staff of the Haveman Chronicle hang out and have a good time.   It’s not much, but at least you’re getting paid and don’t have to make coffee anymore.

LEVEL 3: FEATURE EDITOR
Here at The Haveman Chronicle, when you achieve 15,000+ views, you get promoted to Features Editor.   At a newspaper, a Features Editor reads and edits feature stories, assigns stories to writers, and manages the layout of the features section.   For our purposes, Features Editors can submit a story for the main page for 500 views and get password access to the Staff Lounge where the established staff of the Haveman Chronicle hang out and have a good time.   To submit a story, find a contemporary issue in the mass media, do a 600 word story summarizing the issue–in your own words–and email it to me at rob.prince@alaska.edu.

LEVEL 4: OPINION EDITOR
When you reach 25,000 views or more, you get promoted to Opinion Editor.   At a newspaper, an Opinion Editor’s job is to read, edit and manage the layout of the Opinion Section, as well as write your own column.   For our purposes, when you get promoted to Opinion Editor you can write one final exam question (subject to approval) on top of all the benefits you have already earned.   To submit a final exam question, write up a multiple choice question with four answer options, indicate the correct answer and the page in the text where the answer can be found and email it to rob.prince@alaska.edu.

LEVEL 5: NEWS EDITOR
When you have earned 35,000+ views, you get promoted to News Editor.   At a newspaper, a News Editor is in charge of the News section of the paper. You read, edit and manage the layout of the News section and assign specific news stories to writers.   For our purposes, as News Editor you can choose a partner for a project and work collaboratively instead of working on your own, if you so choose, on top of all the benefits you have already earned.   If you would like to pair up on a project, email rob.prince@alaska.edu with the name of the person and the project you will be collaborating on.

LEVEL 6: MANAGING EDITOR
At the 45,000+ views point you have really proved yourself as a valuable member of the Haveman Media family and get promoted to Managing Editor.   At a newspaper a Managing Editor helps the Editor-In-Chief decide on issue content, design overall and section layouts with section editors.   A Managing Editor at the Haveman Chronicle can choose to review a lower level employee’s term paper for an additional 1,000 views on top of all the benefits you have already earned.   To earn these extra views, email rob.prince@alaska.edu and I will send you a paper to review.   Evaluate the paper based on spelling, grammatical, content and other issues and provide feedback to the employee.   Email your review back to me and I will pass it on to the student.   Your evaluation is NOT confidential–the employee will know you did the evaluation–so write an effective and constructive review.

LEVEL 7: EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
At 55,000+ views, you have reached the top of the Haveman Chronicle food chain and are promoted to Editor-In-Chief.   The Editor-In-Chief oversees all phases of the production of a newspaper. All sections report to you for review. You, along with section editors, are responsible for assigning staff to stories. For our purposes, an Editor-In-Chief has all the benefits already earned as well as the incredible opportunity to hand out 1,000 views to one or more students of his or her choosing.   Like somebody’s work?   Give them the full 1,000.   Want to share the wealth with everybody?   Split it even throughout the whole class.   You can’t gift yourself the 1,000 points and you can choose to give no one the points.   The power is all in your hands.   In addition to that, an Editor-In-Chief can choose to edit a lower employee’s term paper rather than write his or her own.   To do this, email rob.prince@alaska.edu and I will send you a paper to edit.   Read the paper, work with the employee via email to improve it and then email me a short summary of what you and the student did to improve the paper.