St. Louis Post-Dispatch biz editor moving to new position
St. Louis Post-Dispatch metro editor Marcia Koenig sent out the following announcement:
We are delighted to announce that Roland Klose will be shifting his desk slightly to the northeast. His focus will turn from leading our Business section to helping Metro to plan and coordinate enterprise coverage for digital and print.
He will lead a team of reporters and also work with editors and reporters on other Metro/Business teams to help develop ideas and ensure we have a consistent flow of stories. He will encourage creative storytelling across platforms.
Roland also will help to coordinate Metro/Business enterprise planning with other newsroom departments such as Photo, Digital and Presentation. He will serve as a planning clearinghouse for Metro and Business enterprise.
He has strong news judgment with a sense of urgency that is balanced with the ability to look ahead.
In addition to leading our business coverage here for almost five years, Roland previously was the business editor at The Commercial Appeal in Memphis for three years, was managing editor at the RFT from 1999 to 2003, and worked as assistant business editor at the Tampa Tribune and as a staff writer at the Memphis and Nashville business journals.
He edited the Illinois Times, an alternative newspaper in Springfield, Ill., for five years and, early on, spent about nine years as a reporter and editor at the Commercial Appeal.
The Business editor opening is being posted. Roland will remain at the helm of our Business section until a replacement is hired.