Ned Seaton, publisher and editor-in-chief, on Tuesday announced a change in the leadership of The Manhattan Mercury’s newsroom: Steve Cameron is resigning as executive editor, and Megan Moser is taking the position on an interim basis.
The changes take effect Thursday. Cameron will continue to write news and feature articles for The Mercury.
Cameron’s resignation is due to back pain that he said made it impossible for him to continue with office work. He held the post of executive editor for seven months following the retirement of longtime executive editor Bill Felber.
“This is really a bittersweet time for me. It’s been exciting, rewarding and just plain fun to be in charge of The Mercury newsroom — and I’m incredibly proud of the staff we’ve continued to build,” Cameron said.
“However, I suspect anyone who ever has dealt with back pain might understand my need to step away from a day-to-day office routine that requires so many hours in front of a computer.”
Moser has been the news editor at The Mercury since June 2012. In that position, she has supervised local news reporters. Prior to that, she was the lifestyle editor at The Mercury starting in 2008.
She will serve as executive editor, overseeing the entire newsroom on a day-to-day basis, as a national search continues for Cameron’s replacement.
“We’re grateful to Steve for his hard work, and we’re thankful that Megan is willing to step in to lead the newsroom at this important time,” Seaton said.
“I’m confident she’ll do a good job. I’m also glad that we’ll continue to see Steve’s excellent reporting in the paper as a service to our readers.”