Monday, October 20, 2014
There's a new face at the Prevailer News in Hill City.
Kacie Svoboda has been named the full-time editor of the local newspaper, according to an announcement by publisher Charley Najacht.
“We are pleased to have a person with such a varied background on the staff of the Prevailer News,” said Najacht.
Svoboda most recently honed her journalism skills at Black Hills State University with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication with a journalism emphasis. While a student there, she worked as a Jacket Journal page and copy editor and helped develop BHSUMedia.com as the online editor. Svoboda has directed page editors, students and other staff in page and online design. She also developed her skills in graphic design and looks forward to being able to help design ads for the Prevailer News.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to run with this job and learn all that I can from it,” Svoboda said.
Svoboda also worked as an intern for 605 Magazine, contacting sources and writing stories—including a few centered around Hill City. She earlier graduated from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with a double major in creative writing/Asian studies. Svoboda studied abroad in six countries and has picked up six languages, including Thai and Spanish.
"We look forward to working with Kacie and welcome her to the Southern Hills Publishing, Inc., team," Najacht said.
Svoboda was born in Norfolk, Neb., and has lived in 12 towns around the Midwest. She graduated from high school in Pocahontas, Iowa.
Reporters Carol Walker and Bev Pechan will continue to work for the Prevailer News part-time.