Mark Pope appointed to new leadership role at The Post- Searchlight

Published 4:26 pm Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Bainbridge Media LLC, the publisher of The Post-Searchlight, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Pope to a new leadership position.

Pope, who has been with the company for more than 35 years, has assumed responsibility for all day-to-day operations. Former publisher Jeff Findley is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.

“I look forward to the new challenges of running day-to-day operations here at The Post-Searchlight,” said Pope. “I truly believe I have been mentored over the years by some of the best in the newspaper business right here in our own building, but I won’t be shy to ask others for their thoughts and guidance as we go forward.”

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Pope began working at The Post-Searchlight in 1982 in the pre-press department, later becoming a pressman and then head pressman. He was promoted to production manager in the 1990s and later became general manager. He continued to serve in that capacity when Boone Newspapers, Inc. purchased the newspaper in 2008.

Findley has served as publisher of The Post-Searchlight since June 2008.

“The past 10 years I have spent leading The Post-Searchlight have been unbelievably fulfilling, but the timing is right to pursue other opportunities,” said Findley. “The Post-Searchlight employees are true professionals, and under Mark Pope’s leadership, will continue to provide an excellent product to the community. I want to thank those employees for their years of dedication and for making my job easier.”