The announcement was made by Anne Rudig, Director of the Church"s Office of Communication, and Linda Watt, Chief Operating Officer.
"We are very pleased that Lynette will lead the creation of our new quarterly," Rudig said. "Lynette"s fresh approach, visual sense, and proven track record as a feature editor and writer will be great gifts to our new publication."
Wilson"s promotion to the new position is effective immediately.
Wilson will head the Church"s new magazine, yet to be named. The publication will offer thought-provoking, longer-format articles as well as news. The Episcopal News Service will continue to provide up-to-the-minute news online and to the printing partners for their local print publications. Wilson will also serve as interim editor and contributing writer of Episcopal Life until the end of 2009.
"This is a great opportunity to create something new and exciting, and explore the work of the church more in depth," Wilson said.
From 2007 to 2009, Wilson served as editor of The Episcopal New Yorker, the award-winning bimonthly publication of the Diocese of New York. She was a reporter on the Pensacola (Florida) News Journal from 2004 to 2006, where she was a team finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Hurricane Ivan. She has also worked as a journalist at the News-Star in Monroe, Louisiana, the Meridian Star in Meridian, Mississippi and interned at the Christian Science Monitor.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in environment and national resource policy from Michigan State University and a master of science in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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