Chorus supports people in a variety of different roles at their organization. Granting permissions on accounts will provide different levels of access to Chorus tools, supporting roles that need no access at all to those who need to use multiple tools to create content.
Freelance accounts can be added as a byline on stories. We recommend creating a freelance account for any person who needs credit on a story, but does not need access to Chorus (e.g., freelance author, photographer, or illustrator). Some networks create freelance accounts and author profiles for wire services like AP and USA Today, as they republish those stories regularly.
Authors can access Chorus, create stories, upload assets, and view or edit any stories in the dashboard. Authors cannot schedule or publish stories until they’re approved by an editor.
Trusted authors have the same abilities as authors, and can publish any stories in the dashboard without approval from an editor.
Supergroup authors can be added on Curbed, Eater, SB Nation, or Chalkbeat communities. They have the same abilities as authors, and can add stories to super groups for their network.
Editors can manage, create, and edit stories across a community. Editors have access to a range of site management features so they can:
- Review and approve submitted stories
- Manage groups and hubs
- Manage stories, pages, and assets
- Update homepage and hub layouts
- Update the masthead
- Manage link sets and polls
- Manage site navigation
- Access the Apple News dashboard
- Add breaking news banners
Moderators can manage comments and community members. They can also:
- search for accounts, view recent actions, and ban or warn them
- view flags or hidden content
- reset 2-factor authentication
- reset passwords
Managers can create freelance accounts, search for contributors, create author profiles, update permissions and restore inactive accounts. We recommend that managers also get moderator permissions, so they can also inspect recent account activity and reset two-factor authentication.
Asset managers can be added at Chalkbeat and Star Tribune. They can search for, user, and edit assets from across the network in the story editor and asset manager (not just in the current community).
Chorus managers can be added at Chalkbeat, Chicago Sun-Times, and Star Tribune. They can manage super groups and perform manager-level tasks for all communities within their network.
Headless admins can be added at Star Tribune. They can manage users across their own organization, and view editorial screens at a network level.
Members can sign up for their own Chorus accounts to post comments, reply to comment threads, and update their user profile.