This Gannett Newspaper Just *Added* 6 Staffers

Cincinnati Enquirer January hires include a storytelling coach and "retro" beat reporter

CincinnatiEnquirerFront_01_27_2015There’s certainly no shortage of bad news about metropolitan newspapers. But every once in a while, there’s also some resplendently good news.

In January, The Cincinnati Enquirer added six full-time staffers. In officially welcoming this group over the weekend, the paper began by highlighting a New York state native – sports strategist Matt Tabeek:

Where I grew up: I grew up in Binghamton, New York, which is considered the Southern Tier of upstate New York (it’s about an hour south of Syracuse and an hour north of Scranton, Pennsylvania). I also spent parts of my childhood in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Rumson, New Jersey.

What I do at the Enquirer: I oversee the sports coverage and make sure we’re generating the kind of content that Reds, Bengals, University of Cincinnati, Xavier University and high school sports fans in this region want – especially for digital/social media consumption.

Where you can find me: I just moved here in mid-January, so I’m still getting to know Cincinnati. I just got an apartment downtown (and love it), so you might see me out wandering around downtown after work looking for a good pizzeria and/or Irish pub.

The other hires are storytelling coach Amy Wilson, digital producer Gin A. Ando, sports visual journalist Kareem Elgazzar, retro Cincy reporter Joel Beall and breaking news reporter Emilie Eaton. In terms of coolest job titles, it’s probably a tie between Wilson and Beall. And in the case of the latter, since his purview is to “connect Cincinnati’s vibrant past to the present,” we look forward to some sort of imminent WKRP in Cincinnati filming locations feature.