NYT Co. newspapers in North Carolina and South Carolina are merging some editorial management positions, including sharing an executive editor and a managing editor.
As part of the merger, the Times-News of Hendersonville, N.C., reported yesterday that it eliminated four positions, including that of its executive editor, Bill Moss. The paper said Mike Smith, executive editor of the Herald-Journal of Spartanburg, S.C., will assume responsibility for the Times-News. Also, the sports editor at the Herald-Journal, Burke Noel, will become managing editor for both papers. Noel will be based in Hendersonville.
The communities are about 49 miles apart. (See map, below.)
"These are difficult times for business in general and the newspaper business in particular, but we have shown our long-term commitment to Hendersonville through our investment in this new headquarters," Roger Quinn, chief executive of the Carolinas Group, told the Times-News.
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