‘Kennebeck Journal’ Names City Editor

By: E&P Staff

The Kennebec Journal of Augusta, Maine, named Jim Evans its new city editor on Monday. The appointment is effective Aug. 18.

The announcement was made by Journal Executive Editor Eric Conrad on the paper’s Web site. “Jim did a fine job during his six-week stint as KJ city editor earlier this summer,” Conrad said in his memo. “He is a high-energy journalist who loves local news, sees good stories and photo opportunities and knows our markets and communities well.”

Earlier this summer, Evans spent six weeks as the Journal’s city editor on a trial basis after George Myers Jr. left the Kennebec Journal after three months as the city editor to take the same position at the Journal’s sister paper, the Morning Sentinel of Waterville, Maine.

Prior to his time as city editor, Evans was a chief photographer for the Journal, and will also take over the duties of a photo chief. “Also starting Aug. 18, photographers Andy Molloy and Joe Phelan will report to the KJ city editor — Jim,” said Conrad in his statement. “We will no longer have a ‘photo chief’ position per se. I expect this change in structure will make photo assigning simpler and should bring the news reporting and photo staffs closer together.

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