The Worcester Guardian — a new independent, free, nonprofit digital news organization in Massachusetts — has appointed Charlene Arsenault as its first editor.
Commenting on her new role Arsenault said:
“Timing afforded me this amazing opportunity to jump in at the launch of what could be a meaningful, influential and successful media outlet for Worcester County. There’s always room for civic-minded journalism that digs into the meat of our hometown
“I’ve long been active in the community, but I’m particularly excited to be active in a journalistic fashion again. As they say, ‘get at me’ with your news, tips and ideas.”
Arsenault brings more than two decades of experience to the newsroom, having previously worked at the Boston Globe and Telegram & Gazette. She was at the Worcester Magazine for 15 years, where she served as an arts and entertainment editor.
She was also a writer and editor at AOL/Patch Media, and has worked at various newspapers, magazines and websites.
Arsenault graduated from Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts.