Promotion for Senior Copy Chief Mark McGonigle


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Here’s a memo from Meredith Artley, Executive Editor, Interactive, and Melissa McCoy, Deputy Managing Editor, announcing an expansion in duties for Senior Copy Chief Mark McGonigle.

May 8, 2008

From: Meredith Artley, Executive Editor, Interactive

Melissa McCoy, Deputy Managing Editor

Senior Copy Chief Mark McGonigle is taking on expanded duties in an important new job, and will now also handle Web deputy work for all news departments at night, when the print edition is put together and closed. In his new role as senior copy and web chief, Mark will ensure that the work done by the Web deputies, producers and editors during the day appears on the website as they intended, and he will shepherd breaking news and story lineup changes as needed. He will work with editors throughout the newsroom, and call upon them for assistance, to ensure that the report on is complete, accurate and inviting for users. As part of this, Mark will work to improve headlines on stories at, look for opportunities link content and work with others to clean up the section pages.


Mark has been senior copy chief on the metro copy desk since 2001, and he added responsibility for the business copy desk in 2007. He worked as a trainer during the transition to CCI in 2000-01. He moved downtown in 1998 as an executive news editor on the A1 desk, and before that he was Valley/Ventura executive news editor. He joined The Times in 1990 as a copy editor for the Valley and Ventura editions. Mark has also worked at the Oakland Tribune, the Hayward Daily Review and the Bethlehem (Pa.) Globe-Times.

Mark will continue to oversee the metro and business copy desks and report to Deputy Managing Editor Melissa McCoy.