Jerry Martin, a native of La Grange, Ill., and Craig Daily Press copy editor, has been promoted to news editor, the newspaper announced Tuesday.
Martin, 27, has worked at the Daily Press since March 2010. As copy editor, he was tasked with editing content for print and online and was the newspaper’s primary page designer.
His design skills have been recognized by the Colorado Press Association, which named him Best of Show award winner in 2010 for his design of a Moffat Monthly cover.
Martin graduated from the University of Dayton in Ohio in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
After college, he worked as a reporter for the Kane Republican in Kane, Penn. He was later promoted to local news editor.
Joshua Roberts, Craig Daily Press editor, said Martin has been a valued employee and will continue to thrive at the Daily Press, albeit in a different role.
“We looked at numerous candidates for the position, but at the end of the day we felt Jerry was the best fit and brought the most to the table,” Roberts said.
“He’s done a great job on the copy desk and has enhanced the look of our paper tremendously. He’s an experienced reporter and editor, and I think he’ll write great stories for us and our readership, and also be a knowledgeable mentor for reporters in the newsroom.”
Martin lives in Steamboat Springs with his wife, Kelly, and their dog, Layla. He enjoys the outdoor recreation opportunities the Yampa Valley offers, and is an avid fan of Chicago sports teams — the Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks and White Sox.
He said he’s excited about his new position with the Daily Press.
“I’m thrilled to have this opportunity,” he said. “As copy editor, I’ve had the opportunity to work with the talented staff we have here at the Daily Press to serve the wonderful Moffat County community. I look forward to doing the same in my new role.”
Martin can be reached at 875-1790 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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