By: E&P Staff
The Asbury Park Press in Neptune, N.J., has named three of its editors to new posts.
John Schoonejongen has been named state editor for New Jersey Press Media (parent company Gannett’s stable of Garden State newspapers), Sally Pakutka has been named local editor for the Asbury Park Press, and Keith Newman has been named assistant local editor/enterprise.
Schoonejongen, who most recently served as the Press’ local editor, is an award-winning journalist who also has worked for the Bridgeton Evening News, Today’s Sunbeam in Salem, the Gloucester County Times in Woodbury and the Herald & News in Passaic. He joined the Press in 1999.
Pakutka most recently, served the Press as local editor/Web planning. She joined Gannett in 1989 as a copy editor on the night desk at the Courier-News, where she held various positions through 1995, left the paper, and returned in 1999. Pakutka joined the Press in 2001 as news editor in the New Publications department and became editor of New Publications the following year.
Newman most recently served as the Press’ Manahawkin Bureau chief. He joined the newsroom in 1998 as a staff writer and editor, and has since served in such roles as managing editor for the Times-Beacon weeklies and features editor for the Ocean County Observer, the Press’ sister daily.
New Jersey Press Media includes the Asbury Park Press, the Home News Tribune in East Brunswick, the Courier Post in Cherry Hill, the Daily Record in Morristown, the Courier-News in Somerville and Daily Journal in Vineland.