Next week I'll become a paid journalist again as an editor at The Daily Herald in Everett, Wash. I'm really looking forward to returning to the news business after a detour of unemployment and a brief stint in corporate communications.
The Herald, owned by the Washington Post Co., is a newspaper with a great heritage, serving a county of about 711,100 people just north of Seattle — within commuting range of our home in northeast Seattle. Snohomish County and Everett are home to Boeing's biggest commercial airplane factory — which also is the biggest building in the world — and to a Navy base that is home to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.
My title at The Herald will be design news editor. I'll be involved in the Web site to a great degree but I'll also be designing pages for the print edition. (Never thought I'd work with InDesign again.) I will also be a lead in the planning and development of Web-first news content.
This will be the second Herald I've worked for. I started my post-college journalism career at the Tri-City Herald in Kennewick, Wash.