Ryan Bentley, previously the Petoskey News-Review’s business editor, is beginning a new role as assistant editor of the Michigan paper this week.
Jillian Fellows of the News-Review writes, “Bentley, 41, takes over the position from former assistant editor Craig Currier. Bentley has worked for the newspaper for more than 16 years, starting out as a reporter and serving as business editor since 2009.
“‘Over time I had taken a little bit more interest in the editing side of things through my experience as a business editor for these last few years,’ Bentley said. ‘I think it will provide some good opportunity to grow and learn in that regard. I would say that we have a great team of writers, editors and designers here and I look forward to working with all of them to put forth a compelling news product.’
“Bentley said the assistant editor position covers a wide range of duties at the paper.
“‘That will involve editing reporters’ stories on a regular basis, working with the executive editor to plan news coverage and working with the executive editor and our design team to plan out how the news content will be packaged,’ he said. ‘I will also continue to do the business reporting that I’ve done in the past and I will continue to be the editor of our Saturday publication as well.'”
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