NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Editor Jim Amoss of Nola.com | The Times-Picayune is handing over his post to take a new position as editor at large for Advance Digital, an affiliate of the news organization.
State/metro editor Mark Lorando will move to vice president of content and editor of the website and newspaper, Nola Media Group President Ricky Matthews announced Thursday.
"Jim has been a great newsroom leader," Mathews said in a report on Nola.com. "When confronted with revolutionary changes in the way readers consume news and information, he led the multimedia transformation of the newsroom, and in the process, carried forward a tradition of journalistic excellence into the digital era. Mark is his ideal successor – creative, inspiring and deeply caring about our community. We're lucky to have such homegrown talent on our team."
Amoss will remain on the editorial board until fall.
"I love New Orleans and feel immensely privileged to have been editor of my hometown newspaper and website, to work with a newsroom of amazing talent and to be supported by the leadership of Ricky and David," Amoss said. He served as editor for 25 years.
Lorando is a 34-year veteran of The Times-Picayune who worked his way up from newsroom clerk after graduating from Brother Martin High School.