Jim Lawitz joins Civitas Media as the director of content, overseeing editorial operations for the company. Lawitz has spent more than 30 years in newsrooms serving in varied roles – from reporting and editing to top news executive.
Jim's most recent role was vice president and editor of the Las Cruces Sun-News, New Mexico's second largest publication. In addition to his local duties, he supervised top editors in sister markets including Silver City, Deming, Alamogordo and Ruidoso.
Lawitz has spent most of his life in the West, living and working in Arizona, Alaska, California and New Mexico. He has worked for Cox, Tribune, Scripps, MediaNews and independent publishing companies.
Raised in Scottsdale, Jim attended Arizona State University where he earned a bachelor's degree in broadcasting with an emphasis in journalism. Lawitz worked in radio/television before making the jump to newspapers in the mid-1980s.