BizTimes is restructuring its editorial team, and the changes will have an impact on how the business community interacts with our company and how our award-winning editorial content is generated.
The most significant change is the promotion of reporter Molly Dill to associate editor. Molly has served as a reporter at BizTimes since June 2011. In her new role, she will be the lead writer of the BizTimes Daily e-newsletter.
It was difficult for me to give up that task. I‚Äôve been writing the BizTimes Daily every day since it was founded around 2004. Crafting the morning‚Äôs news is a daily adrenaline rush. It‚Äôs like producing a newspaper every day.
However, BizTimes publisher Dan Meyer and I have decided that I can add greater value to the mission by freeing myself up more time to work "ON" the company, rather than "IN" the company.
Furthermore, Molly has proven to be a capable journalist who is eager to take on greater responsibilities in our firm. Last year, she received a Gold Award for Best Business Story from the Milwaukee Press Club for her reporting about Leinenkugel Brewing.
Molly will retain her role as the beat writer covering banking and finance, and she will continue to produce the BizTimes Money Weekly e-newsletter.
However, with the changes, the manufacturing beat will now be covered by reporter Dan Shafer, who also will continue to cover the health care beat. As such, Dan will oversee production of the BizTimes Manufacturing Weekly and the BizTimes Health Care Weekly e-newsletters.
Reporter Erica Breunlin will continue in her roles covering the workforce development, staffing, education and social networking beats. Erica will continue to produce the BizTimes Bubbler Weekly and the BizTimes Nonprofit Weekly e-newsletters.
Andrew Weiland will continue his role as managing editor. As such he will continue covering the real estate beat and will continue to oversee production of the BizTimes Morning Headlines and the BizTimes Real Estate Weekly e-newsletters.
Andrew and I have been a team since 2002. It‚Äôs been a great ride, as BizTimes has won "Best of Show" honors from the Alliance of Area Business Publications (AABP) in two of the past three years.
However, I‚Äôd like to think that our best has yet to come. To make that happen, we need to continue to engage in a two-way conversation with our readers. We want to speak to you, not at you. We also want you to hear your own voices on our pages ‚Äď in print, online and in person.
We encourage you to send us your news when you have changes to report about your companies. In the meantime, watch for ongoing improvements to the designs and the contents of our magazine, our e-newsletters, our web site and our events in 2014.
Here‚Äôs wishing you a peaceful and prosperous New Year.
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