HD Media names new executive editor


Longtime Charleston journalist Jeff Rider has been named executive editor of HD Media, publisher of the Charleston Gazette-Mail and The Herald-Dispatch in Huntington, West Virginia.

As the media company’s top editor, Rider is responsible for the news operations at HD Media’s two daily newspapers, as well as a host of weekly publications across southern West Virginia and beyond. He also serves on HD Media’s Operating Committee, which oversees all operations at HD Media properties.

During a career spanning more than two decades, Rider has worked across a variety of departments within the Charleston Gazette and Charleston Gazette-Mail, including sports, news, digital and production.

Most recently, he served as managing editor for HD Media while continuing to serve as city editor at the Gazette-Mail.