By Zoee S., Grand Editor
Breaking news! Breaking news! SupermanTM was spotted in California! What is he here for? You may never know unless you keep reading! The following is an interview we had with SupermanM:
“Why am I here? That’s simple, I came to check on Zoee, the Grand Editor of California for the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.”
“What’s a Grand Editor and what do they do? Well, let me explain what she told me about her job.”
She works at a place she calls the Warney household where she makes the Pot of Gold (POG), a newspaper for CAIORG with the Assistant Grand Editor. She’s just like m— I mean Clark Kent. She told me that Mrs. Warney is the advisor of the POG, and is super helpful with answering any and all questions you might have about the paper. The first thing they do is set up their computers. That’s right both Editors have their own computers at the Warney’s house for just working on the POG. She told me when they first start out they have the Jr. Past Grand Editor help them make mastheads. Mastheads are the big main titles that stretch across the page, dedicated to each area. She told me that the mastheads are designed by the girls of each area at the Pot Of Gold Luncheon at Grand Assembly and then they make them come to life on the computer using the programs Photoshop© and Indesign©. Oh, I completely forgot to explain, Indesign© is the program she said they use to make the POG. As Grand Editor she gets to make the main masthead for the paper too! That sounds pretty cool!
Now over the next months, she and her partner come back for several weekends to work on the paper. The paper includes assembly articles from all over the state. Each assembly has its article placed in its area. She told me they also have to put in pictures too! But they have to make them black and white using photoshop. Before this all happens though they make an overview of the newspaper they call the “bible”. No, it’s not the actual bible, she said they just call it that. The bible is a paper-made book to outline the POG. They basically use it as an outline to figure out how many pages the newspaper is going to be and which articles go where. She said they split up the work to get the paper done faster and make sure to help each other when stuck. She also told me in the paper to spice it up a bit they add some graphics in the background. All of which are carefully chosen. When they think the paper is done the Editor, Assistant Editor and Mrs. Warney all sit together and go down the articles one by one editing them. Then they look at the overall paper. “Does the spacing look nice, do we need to add something more, etc…” When the paper is finalized and done they send it off to the printer to print where it is then in the hands of the Grand Circulation Manager. All of this sounds like a lot of work. She’s definitely cut out to be a superhero. Anyways she also said that she has other jobs as the Grand Editor other than the paper! Wow, talk about a lot of work! She told me she has to make flyers to send out to the Mother Advisors to remind them of the POG deadlines so their assembly article can be in the paper! She also handles some communications when needed, like emailing people about deadlines and if anything went wrong with articles. Another thing she does is design buttons to give to the POG reporters at Grand Assembly, so they can let everyone know they were a POG reporter! In every paper, she also has to write an article called an “Editorial”. It’s about anything she wants it to be about! The very last project she and her partner works on is the Souvenir Edition which is a special edition of the POG for Grand Assembly!
Oh no! Is that a cry for help!? I’m sorry I need to cut this interview short, someone needs my help!” “Thank you for the interview, SupermanTM. We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.”