Top newsroom jobs eliminated at Review-Journal

Joyce Lupiani

Top newsroom jobs eliminated at Review-Journal

CREATED Aug. 30, 2012

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Las Vegas Review-Journal is eliminating its managing editor, city editor and sports editor positions in a reorganization that will leave two deputy editors overseeing the newsroom

The newspaper reported on its website ( ) Wednesday night that the art director, features editor, editorial page editor and business editor positions will also be abolished.

Editor Michael Hengel says current business editor James G. Wright has been promoted to deputy editor for metro and business, while assistant city editor Mark Whittington has been named deputy editor for sports and features.

Most of the changes will take effect on Saturday.

Hengel says the switch from a traditional newsroom management structure will allow the Review-Journal to focus on generating content. He says the paper is in the process of filling four reporting vacancies.