It is an editor's responsibility to be fair and accurate. An editor should constantly be on the lookout for mistakes and be able to take responsibility for ones that make it to print. An editor should be able to put themselves in the reader's shoes. They should know their audience and be able to speak to them in a way the readers will understand and appreciate. An editor needs to fair to the people in the news. They should be able to see all standpoints on issues and address controversial topics in a nonbiased way. The editor must exude responsibility.