Just a lighthearted response. No love loss.
Everything and anything, really. There's probably about 8-10 researchers here so when we go into our production cycle we are assigned various articles and we go through and do some basic editing, fact checking, etc. Basically make sure everything is factually correct and that we don't get sued. When we are out of production and a writer is working on a massive piece, sometimes we get assigned to corral information for them to use in their story. Plus we get to write for the mag/web too. It's not too shabby.
Oh, and deal with crazy One Direction fans.