Matt Hund, a 2008 graduate of the Knight Center’s masters program, is the new engagement editor of the Lansing (Michigan) State Journal.
Graduating from MSU—as well as several years working on campus—was a huge benefit to Hund while working toward and developing this opportunity. Time spent at the Knight Center created an editorial voice on important issues and a desire to engage the community in meaningful ways.
Since completing his master’s degree, Hund also worked in the nonprofit world as a director of communications and marketing.
As engagement editor, Hund manages the editorial voice of the LSJ both in print and online. In addition, he is excited to enhance community engagement efforts and host editorial board meetings with key stakeholders. Here is what he has to say about his new job.
LSJ is a multimedia organization that has been serving the communities in and around Lansing for more than 100 years and is the leading voice on local news coverage.
The engagement editor is part of the leadership team that ensures the LSJ is a valued voice in the community and trusted local information leader, he said.
At MSU, Matt was the president of the Environmental Journalism Association, a regular contributor to EJ Magazine, a member of Capital News Service and a communications assistant in International Studies & Programs.