WyoFile board and staff, from left to right: Freelance columnst Matthew Copeland, Guy Padgett, Anne MacKinnon, former board member Anne Ladd, Patrick Larvie, Gene Ruckman, Nadia White, JSK Fellow Dustin Bleizeffer, and former board member Gary Scott. (not pictured, reporters Angus M. Thuermer Jr. and Andrew Graham)

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WyoFile is going through a reorganization that we hope will serve our readers better.

First of all, we are starting the process of hiring an Executive Editor who will assume leadership of the whole organization. This is a significant shift. In the past, we’ve had separate leaders for editorial and for business. We’re grateful to the people who have filled those positions, including the series of interim editors we had this year. But we knew the current interim executive editor, Dan Neal, would be handing over the reins later this year. So we decided to rethink our entire structure. We’ve created a new top position that will have both editorial and business responsibilities. We think this will make for stronger and more consistent leadership of WyoFile.

Second, we are creating another new position, Community Engagement Manager. WyoFile is supported by a growing community of readers, donors and sponsors, and we’d like to do a better job of meeting their needs and linking them together so we and our community can continue to expand and do a better and better job as the non-profit news site for Wyoming.

When we finish the hiring process, the people in these two new positions will join our board and our reporters as the faces of WyoFile. We hope you get a chance to meet them.

Take a look at the job descriptions we’ve posted to pursue this new structure for WyoFile. If you or someone you know could fit the bill — send in those resumes.

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  1. I’m glad to see changes being made. I was disappointed that our Wyoming Congressional Delegation got away with scotching the “Stream Protection Rule” without anyone pointing out the damage done to school funding, by making WV, KY, and VA mining more competitive. The Office of Surface Mining regulation was a huge boost for Wyoming coal exports, and stream protection, but mostly back East. Estimates are that some 5,000 miles of streams have been damaged by mountain top removal, and other techniques that are not used in Wyoming.

    When Governor Mead can get away with saying things like “We have to get with West Virginia . . . ” the media is not doing their job. When Exxon’s (Then ESSO) subsidiary Carter Mining helped to open the Powder River Basin for coal exports, Wyoming politicians fought them like it was the end of the world, instead of good for Wyoming education.

    Taxpayers for Common Sense got the story right. Why not WyoFile?

    Follow the money! People in WY are adverse to talking politics, but their eyes light up at the mention of money. Deep Throat got it right.

    1. I checked out the TCS website but couldn’t find this particular story. Can you provide a more detailed citation, please?