Peter Lozinski joins the Daily Herald team
Good morning Prince Albert!
My name is Peter and I’ll be your new editor.
I know having a new editor will be a surprise to many, as Tyler only said goodbye Nov. 12.
It was a surprise to me when the big bosses approached me and requested I head up here.
A little bit about me – I graduated from the journalism program at Toronto’s Ryerson University in 2014.
While at Ryerson, I wrote for the Canadian Press, Canada.com (a Postmedia daily news website that no longer produces original content), a now-defunct city magazine and a now-defunct student magazine.
I also served as the campus paper’s city hall reporter during the Rob Ford Saga. It was an interesting time, both as a working reporter/political junkie and as a student of journalism.
A few months and 70 job applications after graduating near the top of my class, I took my first full-time reporter job at the Cold Lake Sun, a weekly newspaper in Cold Lake, Alta.
It was a big move for me – I had lived in the Toronto area my whole life, so moving from a place with several million people to one with a population of 16,000 was a bit of a culture shock.
What was also a shock was my first promotion – five months into my time in Cold Lake, my editor left and I was chosen as her successor.
I worked as a reporter/editor there for 18 months before deciding the editor job wasn’t for me.
Just over three months ago I packed up my life and began work in Moose Jaw at the Times-Herald, the Daily Herald’s sister paper.
It was a time of transition of the paper, and for myself, as it took on a new look with new expectations from the new owner.
If you had told me then that in three months I’d be an editor again, I would have laughed.
But less than two weeks ago (it was a really quick turnaround), I was approached and asked if I would consider taking the editor job in Prince Albert.
I was taken aback – I didn’t expect something like this so soon after joining the company.
I mulled it over for a few hours before accepting. It’s not every day you get offered a managing editor position at a daily newspaper.
So that brings me to right here, right now.
From my few days here I can already tell that Prince Albert is a lively, diverse city.
There is a great team of people in place here in the PA Herald newsroom. I will bring my dedication, passion for journalism and laser-focus on the important local news stories to an already-established, talented team.
Over the next few weeks, I will make it my personal mission to meet with as many people as possible to get a handle on what’s important to this community.
If you have any concerns, or any suggestions, I’d love to hear your feedback.
Give me a call at 306-764-4576 x242, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.orgI’d love to chat and hear your story.
After all this is your newspaper, not mine.
I’m excited. We can do great things together.
Thank you for welcoming me to PA.