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Feature Editing : Introduction

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One Day Course

Overview

This one day course covers all the journalistic aspects of the feature editor's job, as well as management functions and people skills.

It covers setting and maintaining subbing standards, ensuring work is done to deadline, motivating a team and managing a budget.

This is a course for those who have recently been promoted to the role of features editor or wish to prepare for a future promotion or for anyone who has gaps in their formal training - either as journalists or as managers. You need no previous experience to attend this course.

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  • Public Courses

    Small class sizes so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

    A great, cost efficient way to learn, discounts are also available for group bookings.

     

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  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

    From £545 + VAT

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Course Outline

  • Introduction

    Your coverage
    • Planning the features coverage for a magazine or newspaper
    • Improving balance
    • Identifying weak areas of coverage and correcting them
    • Turning a story round for your publication
    • How to make sure you have a ready flow of story ideas presented to you and that you can source plenty for yourself

    The feature editor's role on your publication
    • What is expected of you as a features editor and how realistic those expectations are.
    • A look at you as leader and manager.
    • How to manage your time effectively

    Getting the most from your team
    • How to ensure you have a clear understanding of the skills, abilities, problems and concerns of each of your features team.
    • How to ensure that they trust and value you as their manager.
  • The diary and forward planning
    • How to make sure you know what story-generating diary events are coming up.
    • How to plan ahead and have original features ready for diary events.
    • Controlling the diary and choosing the right feature writers.

    Winning a realistic budget for your ideas

    Commissioning and giving a detailed brief
    • How to make sure you have outlined the story you are looking for.
    • How to handle the situation when you don't get the story you were hoping for.

    The feature editor's role in editing copy
    • When should you edit a piece of unsatisfactory copy yourself and when should you hand it back to the writer for additional work

    Keeping ahead of rivals
    • Keeping feature writers keen and creative
    • The importance of contacts

    Questions and answers
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Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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Attendees surveyed7525
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

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