Meet the new editor of the Daily Herald

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 peter.lozinski@paherald.sk.caI’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.