Sometimes a field editor’s contribution to a story extends beyond the routine functions we have come to expect. In those cases, a special byline may be appropriate. At the editor’s discretion, one of the following bylines may be used.
The standard “field editor” credit is used when:
The field editor found the location and made arrangements for a photo shoot.
The field editor performs normal prop shopping/photo styling functions.
The field editor provides the editor with routing manuscript notes and a source list.
(A person can be credited as a field editor if he/she has completed all the above functions; he/she may or may not be listed on the masthead.)
Field editor: Mindy Pantiel
A “produced by” credit may be used when:
The field editor contributed significantly to the development of the story concept and its execution without an editorial or art presence.
The field editor was actively involved in the identification and acquisition of products or materials used in a shoot (excluding prop shopping).
Produced by Mindy Pantiel
A “by” credit may be used when:
In addition to performing the usual functions, the field editor writes a finished manuscript that the editor judges to be of publishable quality (except for routine editing needs).
By Mindy Pantiel
A “written and produced by” credit may be used when:
All of the elements in Option 2 and Option 3 are met.
Written and produced by Mindy Pantiel
Sometimes a field editor’s contribution to a story is less than the routine functions we have come to expect. In those cases, at the editor’s discretion, the byline “contributing field editor” may be used.
Any non-field editor who does at least one of the duties normally completed by a field editor may be listed as “contributing field editor.”