Chorus supports people in a variety of different roles at their organization. Chorus permissions define what tools and actions an account has access to.
Permissions don’t roll up, so we recommend selecting all that apply when updating a person's account.
- 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 multi-community networks. 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:
- Moderators can manage legacy content, though most moderation tools are now in Coral. They can also search for accounts, reset 2-factor authentication, and 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.
- Network editors can be added at Eater and SB Nation. They can manage super groups and manage content across their networks.
- Asset managers can be added at Eater, Chalkbeat, and Star Tribune. They can search for, use, and edit assets from across the network (not just in the current community).
- Chorus managers can be added at Deseret, 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.
Now that you’re familiar with the roles supported on Chorus, you can update permissions on accounts.