The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

January 14, 2013

Newspaper promotes employees

The Tribune-Democrat

JOHNSTOWN — Johnstown Magazine has a new leader, but don’t expect the periodical to have a different look.

Arlene Johns, who has served as city editor for The Tribune-Democrat for more than a decade, has been promoted to editor of Johnstown Magazine and general manager of the creative services division of The Tribune-Democrat by Publisher Robin Quillon.

“I was honored to be asked to lead Johnstown Magazine,” Johns said. “And I look forward to new challenges and new rewards.

“The magazine is something Johnstown and the region can be proud of, and I hope to continue its fine tradition.”

Johns replaces Katrina Perkosky, who is pursuing a different career option.

“Arlene brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her new position,” Quillon said. “We are fortunate to have such a fine professional taking the helm at the magazine and guiding the creative services department.”

Renee Carthew, who has served as The Tribune-Democrat’s features editor for more than a decade, has been promoted and will oversee the staff of both the news and features departments.

“As city editor, my objective will be to lead a staff of seasoned veterans and continue to offer the best product to our readers,” said Carthew, who joined the paper’s circulation department while in high school in 1977, later moved to the business office and eventually joined the newsroom in 1978.

“Renee knows the newsroom inside and out,” Tribune-Democrat Editor Eric Knopsnyder said. “I’m confident that she will do a great job in her new capacity.”

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