Cobb joins Post-Searchlight editorial teamPublished 10:09pm Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Powell Cobb has been named a reporter for The Post-Searchlight, Bainbridge Living magazine, Rifle and Rod magazine and the publication’ associated websites. He began work on Tuesday.
Cobb comes to Bainbridge Media LLC from Milledgeville where he attended school at Georgia College and State University. He said he is looking forward to coming to the community and working at print publication out of school.
“The Post-Searchlight has such a great, energetic staff who are excited about delivering a quality newspaper to the community,” said Cobb. “I’m looking forward to being on the team and learning from all of them. I’m confident it will be a very fun and rewarding experience.”
Cobb, 22, graduated from Georgia College and State University in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication. While there, he worked as sports editor for GC’s newspaper, The Colonnade, and assisted the paper to win numerous awards from the Georgia College Press Association.
This summer, Cobb worked as an intern for Baseball Youth Magazine, travelling the west coast to promote the magazine and its sponsors, as well as cover stories for the publication.
“Working for Baseball Youth on top of my experience as a sports editor really made me a better reporter,” Cobb said. “I can’t wait to bring everything I’ve learned to the table and help put outthe best newspaper possible for all of its readers.”
Managing editor Ashley Johnson said Cobb will not only be a great addition to The Post-Searchlight editorial team, but he will also help expand the mission of the publication.
“This is a very talented writer and sports reporter,” Johnson said. “I fully expect [Cobb] to learn every part of the community and report all areas of news here, living out our mission here to be servants in the community by informing its residents creatively.”
After a busy summer, Cobb is looking forward to being a part of Bainbridge and getting involved.
“I’m very excited to be here,” said Cobb. “This town has a lot of history and the people have been extremely welcoming. I can’t wait to get involved with the community and see everything it has to offer, especially from the stands of Centennial Field on Friday nights.”
Cobb can be reached at Powell.firstname.lastname@example.org