Atlanta Jewish Times announced this week that Sasha Heller has been promoted to associate editor, while continuing to retain his web editor title.
Heller’s role inside the AJT newsroom continues to expand after joining the paper in February 2022. Heller was initially hired as an online content coordinator, and later, assumed the duties of copy editor after the previous editor’s departure. Heller was also promoted last fall from online content coordinator to web editor.
“I am truly grateful for being a part of this news team,” Heller said. “In my 13 years of journalism, I have never felt so appreciated as an employee or member of a newsroom. The AJT organization values its employees and values excellent local journalism, and I am privileged to be a part of it.”
Heller’s role in the newsroom is essentially split into two halves. One objective is to edit the copy that makes it to print, including promotional materials, and coordinating assignments with the writing staff. The other half of Heller’s role involves managing the AJT website, including uploading all of the printed content to the paper’s WordPress site, sharing the links on the AJT’s social media platforms, and creating the AJT newsletters.
Over his career, Heller has managed weekly and daily newsrooms in the Mississippi Delta, Texas Panhandle, Port Isabel, Texas, and Denver, and led a national design team in Austin with GateHouse Media’s Center for News & Design.