Thursday, January 30, 2014

(More) musical chairs at the Miami Herald

The promotion last month of Nancy Ancrum to the position of editorial page editor at the Herald left a vacancy that needed to be filled...from inside the paper, of course.

And that means but one thing: It's time for another round of musical chairs at the Miami Herald.

From: Ancrum, Nancy
Date: Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 5:44 PM
Subject: Editorial Board opening
To: MIA Newsroom

The Editorial Board wants to fill out its ranks with an experienced journalist who:

1. is a strong opinion writer -- or who can become one very quickly. In addition, the successful candidate will have the ability to get up to speed on a variety of local, national and hemispheric issues in a flash.

2. has solid copy-editing and reporting skills. The ability to handle opeds and write pithy headlines is a plus.

3. is willing to go to where the newsmakers are making news. The Board wants to return to the days when its members attended School Board and commission meetings and other newsworthy events to better inform its editorials.

4. is eager to take the lead in helping the Board develop social media and online initiatives. We want to claim a more-substantial piece of the Herald’s online traffic, and we need someone who knows what the heck he or she is doing!

If you’re interested, send me a note and we’ll go from there.

Nancy Ancrum

But wait, we have more Miami Herald personnel news from Doral!

From: Hirsch, Rick
Date: Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 12:11 PM
Subject: Changing reporting responsibilities for Glenn Garvin
To: MIA Newsroom


We’re pleased to announce that Glenn Garvin will be shifting his reporting focus from television to local news reporting, with a sub-beat of transportation.

Glenn Garvin, former Miami
critic and
french fry taste tester.
Photo by Al Diaz.
This isn't an easy change to make, but it is an important one. We believe Glenn can bring energy and breadth to our daily report as we try to shift resources to coverage areas people can't get from other national and local sources. In this new role, he'll do general assignment enterprise as well as drill down on a topic very important to the daily life of our readers. He will continue to report to Jay Ducassi.

Over the years, Glenn has done exceptional work at the Herald in a variety of roles, from Broward reporter to international desk copy editor to Latin America correspondent to television critic and columnist. He is a gifted writer, reporter and storyteller, whose work reflects humor, passion and perspective.

Please congratulate him on this new assignment.

Rick Hirsch
Managing Editor
The Miami Herald
3511 NW 91 Ave.
Miami, Fl., 33172

1 comment:

  1. Note that Rick Hirsch makes a note to tag his e-mail with a street address that is really in the suburban city of Doral, FL, but writes it as being in "Miami".


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