Brian Woodham has been promoted to editor of The Auburn Villager, according to an announcement by publisher Don Eddins.
“We are very fortunate to have Brian step into this important position,” said Eddins.
Woodham has served as associate editor of The Villager for the past six years, coming here after a two-year stint as a copy editor for a daily newspaper, The Montgomery Advertiser. A copy editor determines what positioning a news story receives, such as whether it should be on the front page, and edits stories.
“I think it is demonstrative of The Villager’s commitment to excellence that we could hire an important staff member away from a large daily,” said Eddins. “We know Brian will carry that tradition of excellence forward.”
Before going to The Advertiser, Woodham served for a year as a staff writer for Inside the Auburn Tigers magazine and for a time was a staff writer for The Villager.
In college, Woodham was copy editor and assistant sports editor of The Auburn Plainsman.
During his six years working alongside fellow associate editor Allison Blankenship, who just left for another job locally, Woodham received a number of awards from the Alabama Press Association, including a first place award for Best Public Service in 2016 and first place awards in 2015 for Best Sports News In-Depth Coverage and Best Sports Feature Story.