New Times’ staff riddled by departures
April 17, 2015
By DANIEL BLACKBURN
New Times, San Luis Obispo’s weekly newspaper, is looking for a few good men… or women, an editor or two, and a reporter.
Ryan Miller, the paper’s executive editor whose primary responsibility was running sister paper Santa Maria Sun, will be leaving after 15 years.
Also, managing editor Ashley Schwellenbach and senior staff writer Colin Rigley are departing together for what the newspaper termed a “new adventure in the wild streets of Seattle.”
“There have been many changes at New Times over the past 30 years,” said owner and publisher Bob Rucker Thursday. “We are looking forward to the future.”
Rucker said he has been receiving many applications seeking the top editor’s job, which has been occupied by only two people since founder Steve Moss died in 2005.
UPDATE: A position in NT’s production department mentioned in an earlier post is no longer available, according to Rucker. And we erred in previously reporting Miller will remain in this area.