Aminda Marqués González, currently executive editor of the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald, has been promoted to the top leadership role of both publications.
Parent company McClatchy announced Marqués González will assume the title of publisher on April 15. She will retain the title of executive editor.
She’ll take over the position from Alexandra Villoch, who is leaving the company.
Marqués González, the first Hispanic and second woman to be named executive editor at the Herald, has worked for the paper in multiple roles since 2007, taking over as editor in 2010.
Her promotion was announced at a staff meeting last Friday, during which she expressed optimism that “stability was on the horizon,” after the company’s cost-cutting measures, which included employee buyouts, and an increase in digital subscribers and online revenue.
According to a story in the Herald, McClatchy last week reported a $28 million quarterly loss for the chain and saw an erosion of $21 million from an estimated value of its 30 newspaper brands.
McClatchy also reported a $40 million increase in fourth-quarter digital ad revenue – a 5.2 % jump, with digital subscriptions were up about 50% in 2018. But print continues a bleak outlook. It had a 26% drop – $67 million less in revenue from print in Q4.