Swift Communications President Bob Brown announced Monday the hiring of Jim Hemig as the new publisher of The Union newspaper and Nevada County Publishing Company.
Former publisher Dave Schmall has resigned to explore other opportunities.
“Swift and the team at The Union wish Dave much success in his future endeavors and at the same time are excited to welcome Jim Hemig as the publisher at The Union,” Brown said. “Jim is a talented leader with a rare combination of innovative talent and people acumen.”
Hemig has been with Swift Communications, The Union’s parent company, for more than 20 years and most recently served on the Leadership Team as its director of production. Hemig has led Swift’s advertising and print production operations since 2007. He first started with the company in 1992 as the production manager for the Sierra Sun in Truckee.
“I’m really looking forward to working in Nevada County, working with the people at The Union and being involved in the community,” Hemig said.
In addition to the Sierra Sun, Hemig has worked at the Tahoe Daily Tribune in South Lake Tahoe, The News-Review in Roseburg and the Colorado Mountain News Media Production Facility in Gypsum, Colo. He brings more than 26 years of newspaper production and technology experience to The Union.
In the interim, Hemig will be joined by Peter Starren, who served as publisher with The Union from 1998-2001, in assisting with the transition.