The editor of the Brattleboro Reformer is leaving her post to become the spokeswoman for the state Agency of Natural Resources.
Sabina Haskell, editor at the Reformer for two years, leaves Vermont journalism after a career that has included editorial posts at the Bennington Banner and Rutland Herald.
She recently completed a three-year term as president of the Vermont Press Association.
Agency Secretary George Crombie says now is a critical time for the agency.
He says Haskell’s experience in the media will help the agency better communicate its mission to the public. The ANR job pays $65,000 a year.
Haskell, who joins the agency Oct. 15, replaces Darren Allen, who departed recently to go to work for the National Education Association’s Vermont affiliate.