Publisher cut newspaper teeth in Nebraska
Jody Poe, 31, will take up residence at the Sierra’s oldest newspaper on Monday, May 13.
Poe will be making the trip to California from Nebraska, where she spent over eight years at The Nebraska Fence Post, three as the general manager
Poe was born in Longmont, Colorado and has a degree in Landscape Design from Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
She started at the Fence Post in sales, drawn to the paper by the reputation it had established within the agricultural community through its coverage of the rural lifestyle of eastern Colorado and Nebraska.
“I knew The Fence Post and I thought it was a company I thought I could work for because of the reputation it built in the agricultural community,” Poe said last week.
The Fence Post is primarily a freelance publication with everything from cowboy poetry to the history of the wagon wheel.
“You don’t get the hard news, which is sometimes refreshing,” she said.
Still, Poe looks forward to getting up to speed on the editorial side of things at The Sierra Sun.
“It’s a part of the business I’m anxious to learn more about,” Poe said.
Poe has visited Truckee twice already and has been reading about the community through past issues of the Sierra Sun.
She said she has some ideas about possible changes to the paper, but ultimately expects to let the community decide what, if any, changes will be made.
“I don’t think we have to be edgy, but we do have to be current. But I think our readers will tell us,” she said.
Moving with Poe will be her husband Craig and infant son Shane.E