Aminda Marqués González, a top news executive at the Miami Herald over the past decade, has resigned.
She is leaving the organization to become Vice President and Executive Editor at book publisher Simon & Schuster.
According to the Miami Herald, she made the announcement today. Marqués González shared news of her departure and new role in a letter sent to staff, which has been working remotely for the past 8 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She thanked them and expressed “gratitude and pride” for the newsroom’s accomplishments, saying her years at the Herald were “the pinnacle of my career.”
Her departure comes a month after the company implemented leadership changes following revelations that a paid, independent supplement called LIBRE sold by the advertising team and printed and distributed as an insert in el Nuevo Herald included racist and anti-Semitic content, without anyone from the editorial department being aware of the content.
In her position at Simon & Schuster, Marqués González will be tasked with helping to broaden the range of voices and stories published, as well as further expanding into underrepresented markets.