A friend of mine and former colleague emailed me Monday. He’s just been appointed city editor at a daily newspaper and is addressing his staff for the first time on Thursday and asked (probably half jokingly) if I had any words of wisdom.
Knowing that this is his first management post, and remembering what it was like for me when I was in his shoes, I sat down to write back to him and then stopped. While I have some ideas of my own, I wondered what advice you all would have for him? What would you suggest a new young editor say to his staff? What issues should he be thinking about? What words of encouragement would you have to offer? Are there warnings or tips that you would pass along?
So come on editor on the verge readers from (in no particular order): England, California, Washington, Georgia, Florida, Texas, New York, Virginia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Nova Scotia, Canada, Ontario, Canada, Kentucky, Colorado, Utah, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Alberta, Canada, South Carolina, Limburg, Netherlands, Wien, Austria, British Columbia, Connecticut, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, Indiana, South Dakota, Minnesota, Bucharest, Romania, District Of Columbia, Antwerpen, Belgium, Wisconsin, Scotland, Louisiana, West Virginia, New Mexico, Oregon, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Iowa, Manitoba, Canada, Alaska, Reykjavik, Iceland, Veneto, Italy, Dhodhekanisos, Greece, Utrecht, Netherlands, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic, Tennessee, Kansas, Zurich, Switzerland, Montana, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Vermont, Attiki, Greece, Delhi, India what do you have to say? Help out my friend and share some of that collective wisdom.