April 1, 2011 / News

Several talented staffers make the yearbook work at Decatur High

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

A successful yearbook staff needs hard-working students working together with a sense of teamwork, and editors providing strong leadership.

Adviser Maureen Brittingham from Stephen Decatur High School in Berlin, Md., recently got the chance to write about the structure of her yearbook staff at Decatur for the local newspaper.

This article does a great job of outlining the roles of each editor and how they fit into the yearbook team. If you’re a new adviser, this could be a good blueprint for putting together your staff.

Evan Blackwell, CJE
Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.