The Difference Between Chief Editors and Staff Editors

You can now have different levels of editors on your yearbook team!

Primary Chief Editor: A single Chief Editor who is the first point of contact for TreeRing.  We will contact this person if there is an issue to be discussed.

Chief Editor: Point person(s) in charge of everything (book details, yearbook creation, community management, orders, etc.) Chief Editors have access to: Yearbooks, Dashboard, Checklist, Org Info, Promote, People, and Orders. Since a Chief Editor has access to everything, the person should be an adult.

All Chief Editors can create Shared Photo Folders and Editors Only Photo Folders. They can also delete these folders.

Staff Editor: Staff editors only have access to editing the yearbook. Staff editors by default can edit any page unless Restrict Editing is turned on and they are assigned to particular pages. This role is great for students.

All Staff Editors can create Shared Photo Folders and Editors Only Photo Folders. They CANNOT delete these folders.

Restricted Staff Editor: Same as a Staff Editor except they are only allowed to add content to the pages. They can type into existing text boxes and drag and drop onto existing photo boxes. This is ideal for young students or when Chief Editors want to really control the exact layout of the book.

Restricted Staff Editors do not have any shared photo folder capabilities.


  • When adding an editor to your Yearbook Team, select Primary Chief Editor, Chief Editor, Staff Editor, or Restricted Staff Editor. After they have successfully been added, click on their name in the Yearbook Team list if you need to change their Team Role.



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