Monitor Welcomes Jacob Snyder

The Wright County Monitor welcomed a new member to their staff last week.

Jacob Snyder, who started working last Wednesday, said he is excited to begin reporting and eventually take the reins of the Monitor when current editor Matt Voigts leaves this fall to pursue his Ph.D. at the University of Nottingham.

“A position here will allow me to not only continue reporting and writing, which I like to do, but it will also provide me with the opportunity to take on more responsibility and have more say in putting the newspaper together,” Snyder said.

"I believe Jacob has a very bright future, we are very lucky to find someone of his caliber," said Ryan Harvey, President of Mid-America Publishing. "He's a young man who understands what local community journalism is all about. In addition, he's an Iowa boy who understands all aspects of what communities the size of Clarion and the issues facing it are all about as well."

“Jacob has solid small town journalism experience from another part of the Midwest and I’m excited to see how he’ll apply it in Wright County,” said Voigts.

Snyder grew up in Carroll, Iowa and graduated from Kuemper Catholic High School in 2005. He went on to attend the University of Nebraska-Omaha and earn his bachelor’s degree in journalism. Snyder’s first job out of college was working for Northeast Nebraska News, based in Hartington.

Read more about Jacob in the July 10 issue of the Monitor, and stop in to the office to meet him!