Layton joins Dispatch as lifestyles editor

Nicole Layton has joined The Dispatch employees as its new lifestyles editor.

She replaces the late Jan Swoope, who led the part for 13 years. In her position, Layton will coordinate and produce content material for Sunday’s lifestyles pages and Wednesday’s meals pages. She can even design pages for the sports activities part.

Layton involves Columbus from Edenton, North Carolina, the place she was editor for the Chowan Herald. She holds a bachelor’s diploma in English from North Carolina State University and an affiliate’s in culinary arts from Hocking College in Ohio. She is attending N.C. State just about searching for an expert certification in social media advertising and administration.

“I needed to affix The Dispatch as a result of I needed to provide my kids the chance to study extra concerning the nation and different cultures,” mentioned Layton, a mom of three. “I additionally felt that The Dispatch might give me a chance to increase my talent set as a journalist. I hope so as to add to The Dispatch’s custom of high quality journalism by means of its numerous print and digital platforms. I plan to journey with my household — study as a lot as we will concerning the space by exploring, volunteering and taking part within the Golden Triangle’s many vibrant communities.”

Managing editor Zack Plair mentioned Layton’s expertise and work ethic are already paying dividends.

“We’re excited to have Nicole on board,” he mentioned. “She’s very conscientious, a tough employee and I consider her ardour to grow to be concerned within the communities she covers will translate into high quality protection on our lifestyles and meals pages.”

Layton’s husband is Dispatch information editor Miles Layton.

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