This is the job that never stops. Just when you think your weekend is free, somebody dies or gets shot or a war breaks out; and all your carefully laid plans for pages have to be thrown out of the window so that you start again.
There is never enough space to do everything you want but it’s always better to over-commission rather than be left with unforgiving white space.I managed a team of news reporters for over seven years and helped many of them “sell” their stories to the readers in the best way possible. If you know what it’s like, being in the field, that’s half the way to understanding how the story should read. The rest depends on understanding the readership.