Bailey Publishing & Communications Inc. appointed Marilyn Young as editor of the Financial News & Daily Record.
She joins the Daily Record newsroom team of Managing Editor Karen Brune Mathis, staff writers David Chapman and Max Marbut and contributing writer Mark Basch.
Young, currently managing editor/news audience for The Florida Times-Union and Jacksonville.com, will take a lead role in extending the Daily Record's focus on economic development, local government, corporate finance, legal issues and Downtown.
Young is expected to join the Daily Record after a transition from The Times-Union. She will report to Publisher Jim Bailey.
"The Daily Record has been publishing for 100 years and we always are working to improve our coverage of economic development, city and legal issues. As editor, Marilyn will add a special level of professionalism and leadership to our newsroom, strengthen our reporting and help us increase the depth of the Daily Record's service to the community," Bailey said.
Mathis will continue as managing editor while taking a stronger daily role in reporting about economic development and local government.
"Having worked with Marilyn Young since she joined the Times-Union, I know that readers of the Daily Record and jaxdailyrecord.com will find a sharper level of focus on our areas of influence," said Mathis, who joined the Daily Record in March 2010 as managing editor.
Mathis was a reporter, editor and columnist at the Times-Union for almost 30 years, working directly with Young for several years.
"It's always been my goal to work with her again," Mathis said.
"The Daily Record has enormous potential to serve as the primary and authoritative daily source of Jacksonville's business and economic development news. Marilyn Young's experience in newsroom management, guidance and editing will enhance our reporting and our product," Mathis said.
The Daily Record has been publishing five days a week for more than 100 years. It is based in Downtown Jacksonville at 10 N. Newnan St.
Bailey is the third-generation publisher.