This plan will allow an advisor to sit back and watch (if you are able:) as your carefully selected editorial board fulfills their roles. We are a Spring distribution book, so this plan goes from "Summer" through May. I use this with my free TpT Staff Member Grade Rubric. I have had great success with this rubric. The staffers really want to have a guide and to succeed on their own!
This is also great for you new yearbook advisors!! After trying MANY different staff set-ups. This is the one that works for me and my school. This details just what I expect from my staffers and when.