by martinhesp

Having written this blog about being an editor-at-large and asking if I am the only one, I have been delighted to hear there are others. OK, so far none of them have had the title working for a daily newspaper, but so what? I would very much like to be part of a renaissance when it comes to this excellent and worthy journalistic job-title.

Martin Hesp journalist

Not long ago my bosses at the Western Morning News gave me a new job title – a rather old fashioned one that I am hugely proud of. Editor-at-large might sound odd, but it is a traditional Fleet Street journalistic posting which means…

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Well, let’s be lazy and quote from Wikipedia: “Unlike an editor who works on a publication from day-to-day and is hands on, an editor-at-large will contribute content on a regular or semi-regular basis and will have less of a say on a specific field such as layout, pictures or the publication’s direction.

“However, unlike a writer, they are allowed their own preferences in the content they have to generate and don’t always have to pitch their ideas to the main editor. Though they are still subject to the direction and oversight of chief editors and executive editors, they frequently come up with ideas for other writers to…

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