Waid Jones has been named news editor at the Jackson County Sentinel in Alabama.
Most of his prior work focuses on using digital and social media to organically grow newspapers and to help them better deliver valuable information to readers.
Jones comes to the newspaper as reporter Brad Nevels leaves.
Previously, Jones spent three years on the editorial staff of Montevallo’s student newspaper, The Alabamian, and served as the editor-in-chief of the paper as well. He was also recognized as a “Veteran of Influence Rising Star” by the Birmingham Business Journal for his work as the managing editor of The Alabamian.
Additionally, Jones also spent some time in the U.S. Marine Corps.
“I am excited to join the Jackson County Sentinel,” said Jones. “I think that there is a lot of opportunity for me to grow, while covering important aspects of life in Jackson County.”
Jones graduated from the University of Montevallo.