Hello folks! I'm currently trying to write a novel about a humour columnist, and I have a decent plot, and everything. My problem is that I don't know how a real news agency works. I can't just google this because it's not going to give me anything really useful. I have some questions that I would love answered: 1. What is the basic hierarchy in a news agency? Is it very strictly adhered to, or is it more of a guideline? Is it something that depends on the firm, or is it common in all firms? 2. What kind of qualifications do you need to become an editor? What ages are editors, junior-editors, publishers, etc.? What I mean is, what age would be considered too young for these posts? 3. What's the pay like? Thanks!