Assistant News Editor

Assistant News Editor Job Description

The Assistant News Editor works with the News Editor to make sure all news is covered daily.


Primary Functions

  • Copy Edits all news stories
  • Monitors and manages all Daily Aztec news stories
  • Assists News Editor where needed
  • Attends all editorial board meetings. 
  • Monitors Daily Aztec website and makes sure it is updated daily


  • Ensures all operations are conducted with safety of staff and customers as first priority, and in accordance with the Injury and Illness Prevention Plan and other safety policies 
  • Adheres to Associated Students’ Code of Safe Practices 
  • Reports accidents to supervisor and reviews changes required to avoid reoccurrence
  • Ensures completion proper documentation is completed for each accident (employee and/or non-employee) and forwards to supervisor 
  • Reports maintenance problems and/or broken and unsafe equipment to the appropriate party immediately


Minimum & Preferred Requirements


  • Must be currently enrolled at San Diego State University, taking a minimum of 6 units


  • Must have previously been a writer on The Daily Aztec or their community college newspaper for transfer students for at least one academic year
  • Must know AP Style


  • Must complete Sexual Harassment training within 30 days of hire.

Customer Service:

  • Establishes and maintains working relationships with various A.S. and University departments