Miles named managing editor
Published 7:18 pm Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Southside Virginia native Jordan Miles has been named managing editor of Farmville Newsmedia LLC.
Miles, who previously served in the role, will lead editorial and news gathering operations for The Kenbridge-Victoria Dispatch, The Farmville Herald, The Charlotte Gazette, Farmville the Magazine and other print and digital products.
Before joining The Herald in 2013, he worked as news reporter and anchor for WFLO Radio in Farmville, covering Lunenburg County.
Miles previously served in the capacity as managing editor for about one year, stepping back to senior staff writer.
“It’s time for me to serve the readers of our publications in a new capacity,” said Miles, a Buckingham County High School graduate, who obtained a degree in History from Longwood University in 2010. “My greatest joy comes from getting people the information they need to know to make important decisions in life, and helping people. Along with my talented, hardworking staff, we will do just that in a manner that improves their lives.”
“I’ve seen a great deal of change here since 2015, but it definitely has been for the better,” Miles said. “I’m indebted to the leaders who’ve come before me, and I look forward to working with the great, salt-of-the-earth people of the Heart of Virginia.”
“We are fortunate to have a journalist of Miles’ caliber and passion for our community to lead our news team,” said Betty Ramsey, publisher of Farmville Newsmedia LLC. “He understands community journalism and the close relationship we have with our readers, and I’m excited about the development of our news content under Miles’ leadership.”
Miles serves as senior warden and Eucharistic Minister at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Buckingham, where he enjoys working on his grandmother’s farm.